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Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project

About the Project

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The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project aims to expedite the process by which people apply for a pardon under Ohio’s laws. The project seeks to reduce challenges surrounding pardon applications in Ohio for people meeting certain criteria who can show that they have been rehabilitated and have contributed positively to their communities.

Governor DeWine launched the Ohio Governor's Expedited Pardon Project in 2019 in partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) and project team members the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the Reentry Clinic at University of Akron School of Law.

In November 2021, the University of Dayton School of Law received a grant from ODRC establishing us a service provider for the project. This expansion also included the following new project partners:

  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Ohio Justice & Policy Center in partnership with University of Cincinnati College of Law 

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Contact Us

For general questions about the project, email

If you have questions about the University of Dayton School of Law's involvement in the project, or want to know how your organization can help, contact Katie Wright at or (937) 229-2235 or Ericka Curran at


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