**ATTENTION CIVICC USERS** Sad news: The funds essential to build CIVICC and keep it going have run out. OJPC made its last updates to database content in October 2021. The website is not reliable now, but will stay online for a while longer to help users locate the most relevant portions of the Ohio Codes. If no miracle occurs, CIVICC will close down at the end of 2022. If you're an organization that has the resources, the expertise, and the will to carry this project forward, please Contact Us via the link below: OJPC will do all we can to assist your effort! Thank you for using CIVICC and so helping to spread understanding of Ohio's laws.

Welcome to CIVICC,

Ohio's online database about the Civil Impact of Criminal Convictions.

Criminal convictions in Ohio have many consequences. Court-imposed sentences, such as fines and incarceration, are the direct consequences familiar to many people.

Not so familiar are the indirect, or "collateral," side-effects of a criminal conviction. These are laws that impose extra burdens and restrictions on people with criminal records, often long after the court-imposed sentence is over. For someone with a criminal record, the laws can restrict access to jobs, housing, education, and other aspects of daily life that most people take for granted. They function as legal barriers, excluding people with criminal records from full participation in their communities.

In legal terms, these side-effects are called collateral consequences of conviction, or sometimes collateral sanctions.

This website provides an online database and search tools for anyone who wants to learn more about the collateral consequences of conviction in Ohio.

Using these tools,