With questions and suggestions about CIVICC:
The CIVICC database is a work in progress!
Ohio’s collateral consequence laws are complex and far-reaching, and they often change. Today, CIVICC may not include all the information relevant to your question. Improvements are occurring daily, however, in the ongoing effort to provide CIVICC users with easy search capability and reliable results.
Meanwhile, we are eager to receive information about what needs to be fixed and/or improved. If you encounter a problem
with the search operation, or if your results appear incorrect or incomplete, please report your findings to us by e-mail at:
We hope you will keep in mind that CIVICC is not the product of a large commercial enterprise but a nonprofit labor of love. We do not have a “help desk” and are not equipped to provide personal answers or to fix reported problems instantaneously. We are committed, however, to a process of continuous improvement that will ultimately address all user concerns. We appreciate your contributions to this process, and your patience while we carry it out.
With sincere thanks, the CIVICC team
To learn more about the Ohio Public Defender:
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender is the state agency responsible for providing legal representation and other services to those accused of a crime who cannot afford to hire their own attorney. State Public Defender Tim Young and the Ohio Public Defender Commission are also fully committed to improving Ohio’s indigent defense system. Their role in creating and maintaining the CIVICC website is a product of that commitment. The Ohio Public Defender is authorized by law to receive donations and grants in support of its mission.
General inquiries can be directed to:
Please direct all media inquiries to:
To learn more about Ohio Justice & Policy Center, and to support the CIVICC project
Ohio Justice and Policy Center is a non-profit law office that works for productive reform of Ohio's criminal justice system. Through collaboration, research, community education, and litigation, OJPC advocates for a smart-on-crime, evidence-based approach to criminal justice. In addition to providing the legal content for the CIVICC database, OJPC
- Provides legal representation and advice to over 1,200 people each year
- Works for state-wide reform to reduce minority representation in the criminal justice system
- Aims to reduce repeat crime by helping former offenders overcome barriers to employment
OJPC is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Support for OJPC's work comes from grants and donations made by organizations and individuals committed to justice. You can learn more or make a contribution by contacting OJPC at:
OHIO JUSTICE & POLICY CENTER