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Joann Sahl

Joann Sahl is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Akron School of Law and the director of the Reentry Clinic. She is also the author of Battling Collateral Consequences: The Long Road to Redemption, 49 Crim. L. Bull. 383 (2013).

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Ohio certificates remove mandatory bars to jobs and licenses

February 2, 2013 was an historic day in Ohio. The Ohio legislature added a new judicialcloseup_groundhog restoration mechanism: the Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE). The CQE, contained in Ohio Rev. Code §2953.25, provides new hope to the 1 in 6 Ohioans who have a criminal conviction and as a result are ineligible for certain jobs and licenses because of a mandatory collateral sanction (of which there are many in Ohio law).  To date 242 Ohioans have received a CQE, and more are expected to apply when word gets around that this relief is available.

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