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Expungement in Ohio is basically the same as sealing a criminal record.  It is a court process that allows you to have all reference to a prior criminal conviction cleared and your court file sealed. However, there are a few crimes where the record is not merely sealed, but actually shredded.  This is true expungement. Not all crimes can be sealed.

Certificate of Qualification for Employment will allow persons living in the community who have a previous felony or misdemeanor conviction to apply to the court to lift the collateral sanction that bars them from being considered for employment in a particular field. 

Clemency in Ohio is an act of mercy or leniency from certain consequences of a criminal conviction, and is exercised by the Governor after receipt of a recommendation from the Parole Board. 

Certificate of Achievement and Employability is a certificate program administered by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction that will give employers relief from civil liability for hiring an offender who was trained for a particular job.

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Susanna Marlowe
Franklin County Law Library Reference Librarian