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Expedited Pardon Project

Providing information and resources for the Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project, a collaboration between Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Reentry Clinic at the UA School of Law and the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at the OSU Moritz College of Law

Expedited Pardon Application Help

The Expedited Pardon Project requires you to provide quite a bit of information when filling out the intake packet. If you do not have access to a computer (and the internet), printer, or copier at work or at home, most local libraries will have them available for use. Use this search to find the closest library. Shipping stores such as UPS or FedEx Office also provide printing and copying services.

Here are some resources to help you when completing the Intake Packet

First, you'll need basic information such as your name, birth date, social security number, address, email, and phone number. Here are some relevant links to help you find and create the information necessary to complete the form:

Second, you'll need demographic information such as your gender, approximate annual income, ethnicity, marital status, religion, and military history.

Third, you'll need information about your immediate family members, including their name, relationship to you, age, and if they live with you. 

Fourth, as part of the Intake Packet, you must provide a complete account of your offense history. Learn how to find your criminal records using this guide from Ohio Legal Help.

Fifth, you'll need records of your employment, including the name of the employer, the approximate dates of employment, and contact information.  The best way to find this is to search for the company where you worked. You can start a search by clicking here.

Sixth, you'll need to provide any community service information, such as the name of the organization, dates that you volunteered, and what you did. If you haven't done any community service or volunteer work, you can use the search here to see what volunteer opportunities are available near you.  However, be aware that not all non-profit organizations will allow you to volunteer.

Last, you'll have to answer some questions such as positive activities that would help with a pardon, why you want a pardon, who would be willing to write a letter of support for you, and then how your life has been affected by having a criminal record. 

Your local library will be of great help to you throughout this process, as well as any free resources or other library guides available on the University of Akron's Law Library and OSU's Law Library pages.