Certificate of Qualification
The CQE is a certificate granted by the Common Please Court that removes obstacles to employment for individuals with a prior criminal conviction.
Sealing a record means erasing the conviction from public view - meaning that it will not show up on background checks.
Expedited Pardon Project
The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project helps to expedite the process of applying for a formal pardon from the Governor under Ohio’s laws.
CORCC Resource List
The Central Ohio Restored Citizens Collaborative compiles a yearly list of reentry resources in Central Ohio.
Relink It is a free, user-friendly, online addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry resource tool that considers the entire continuum of care.
The HELP Center
The Healing, Empowering, Loving, and Preparing (HELP) Center assists individuals with spiritual, emotional, financial, and other everyday living support.
In Ohio, most people can vote after they are released from prison. To register online, you will need an ID, name, address, date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Opportunity Port connects Ohio residents with free legal assistance to apply to seal or expunge a criminal record.