OHIO JUSTICE AND POLICY CENTER

Address
215 E 9TH STREET 601
CINCINNATI, OH 45202
Contact
Website: http://www.ohiojpc.org
Phone: +1 (513) 421-1108
Nonprofit
NTEE: I05 - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
EIN: 31-1319172

Mission

TO CREATE FAIR, INTELLIGENT, REDEMPTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS THROUGH ZEALOUS CLIENT-CENTERED ADVOCACY, INNOVATIVE POLICY REFORM, AND CROSS- SECTOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1997
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area1642
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Number of employees121212  
Number of volunteers3868  
Personnel
Edwards, Tawanda
Title CHAIRVICE-CHAIR  
Name of key/compensated person TAWANDA EDWARDSTAWANDA EDWARDS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 4.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Fales, Dan
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER  
Name of key/compensated personDAN FALESDAN FALESDAN FALES  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org4.004.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Heeman, Matt
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personMATT HEEMANMATT HEEMANMATT HEEMAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Kuhn, Ruth
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personSISTER RUTH KUHNSISTER RUTH KUHNSISTER RUTH KUHN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Laan, Mark
Title  CHAIR  
Name of key/compensated person  MARK VANDER LAAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Current officer  True  
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Levin, Peter
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personPETER LEVINPETER LEVINPETER LEVIN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Metzer, James
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personREV JAMES METZERREV JAMES METZER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Meyer, Dan
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personDAN MEYERDAN MEYERDAN MEYER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Morton, Rochelle
Title  TRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated person  ROCHELLE MORTON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Painter, Mark
TitleCHAIRTRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personJUDGE MARK PAINTERJUDGE MARK PAINTERJUDGE MARK PAINTER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org4.002.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Philips, Mike
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personMIKE PHILIPS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Reed, Eileen
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personEILEEN COOPER REED    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Schiff, Christine
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated person CHRISTINE SCHIFFCHRISTINE SCHIFF  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 0.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Singleton, David
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI  
Name of key/compensated personDAVID SINGLETONDAVID SINGLETONDAVID SINGLETON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Smith, Tim
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personTIM SMITH    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Tillery, Dwight
Title TRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated person DWIGHT TILLERY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Tomain, Joseph
TitleVICE-CHAIRVICE-CHAIRTRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personJOSEPH TOMAINJOSEPH TOMAINJOSEPH TOMAIN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Trotter, Janaya
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personJANAYA TROTTERJANAYA TROTTERJANAYA TROTTER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org3.002.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Wheatley, Susan
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY  
Name of key/compensated personSUSAN WHEATLEYSUSAN WHEATLEYSUSAN WHEATLEY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org4.004.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO CREATE FAIR, INTELLIGENT, REDEMPTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS THROUGH ZEALOUS CLIENT-CENTERED ADVOCACY, INNOVATIVE POLICY REFORM, AND CROSS- SECTOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION.TO CREATE FAIR, INTELLIGENT, REDEMPTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS THROUGH ZEALOUS CLIENT-CENTERED ADVOCACY, INNOVATIVE POLICY REFORM, AND CROSS- SECTOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION.TO CREATE FAIR, INTELLIGENT, REDEMPTIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS THROUGH ZEALOUS CLIENT-CENTERED ADVOCACY, INNOVATIVE POLICY REFORM, AND CROSS- SECTOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION.  
Program service expenses, total$607,186.00$586,849.00$531,288.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DECARCERATION PROJECT: SAFELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE SIZE AND RACIAL DISPARITY OF THE STATE PRISON POPULATION. THIS PROJECT IS LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY ADVOCACY, AND RESEARCH. OUR WORK IN 2014 PRIMARILY INVOLVED COLLABORATING AND PLANNING WITH GRASSROOTS ORGANIZERS ACROSS OHIO.
Program expenses  $65,190.00  
Program description  DECARCERATION PROJECT: SAFELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE SIZE AND RACIAL DISPARITY OF THE STATE PRISON POPULATION. THIS PROJECT IS LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY ADVOCACY, AND RESEARCH. OUR WORK IN 2014 PRIMARILY INVOLVED COLLABORATING AND PLANNING WITH GRASSROOTS ORGANIZERS ACROSS OHIO.  
HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRISON PROJECT: PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE. THIS PROJECT PROVIDES PRISONERS WITH LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS SUCH AS THE DENIAL OF HEALTH CARE AND INFRINGEMENT OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS. PART OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES OJPC'S "CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION CLINIC," WHICH WE TEACH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY'S SALMON P. CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW. WE TAUGHT 7 THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENTS ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION THROUGH REAL CASES WITH OUR INMATE CLIENTS, IN BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL COURT.
Program expenses$211,978.00$158,019.00$156,287.00  
Program descriptionHUMAN RIGHTS IN PRISON PROJECT: PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE. THIS PROJECT PROVIDES PRISONERS WITH LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS SUCH AS THE DENIAL OF HEALTH CARE AND INFRINGEMENT OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS. PART OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES OJPC'S "CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION CLINIC," WHICH WE TEACH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY'S SALMON P. CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW. WE TAUGHT 7 THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENTS ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION THROUGH REAL CASES WITH OUR INMATE CLIENTS, IN BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL COURT.HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRISON PROJECT: PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE. THIS PROJECT PROVIDES PRISONERS WITH LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS SUCH AS THE DENIAL OF HEALTH CARE AND INFRINGEMENT OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS. PART OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES OJPC'S "CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION CLINIC," WHICH WE TEACH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY'S SALMON P. CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW. WE TAUGHT 9 THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENTS ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION THROUGH REAL CASES WITH OUR INMATE CLIENTS, IN BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL COURT.HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRISON PROJECT: PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE. THIS PROJECT PROVIDES PRISONERS WITH LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS SUCH AS THE DENIAL OF HEALTHCARE AND INFRINGEMENT OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS. PART OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION CLINIC, WHICH WE RUN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITYS SALMON P. CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW. WE TAUGHT 6 THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENTS ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION THROUGH REAL CASES WITH OUR INMATE CLIENTS, IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURT.  
POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION: SAFELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE NUMBER AND RACIAL DISPARITY OF OHIOANS IN STATE PRISON. THIS PROJECT CONSISTS OF POLICY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ADVOCACY, INCLUDING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF LOBBYING ACCORDING TO OJPC'S 501(H) ELECTION. WE COLLABORATE EXTENSIVELY WITH GRASSROOTS PARTNERS ACROSS OHIO TO EDUCATE POLICYMAKERS, THE MEDIA, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE NEED AND METHODS FOR TRANSFORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Program expenses $105,333.00   
Program description POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION: SAFELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE NUMBER AND RACIAL DISPARITY OF OHIOANS IN STATE PRISON. THIS PROJECT CONSISTS OF POLICY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ADVOCACY, INCLUDING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF LOBBYING ACCORDING TO OJPC'S 501(H) ELECTION. WE COLLABORATE EXTENSIVELY WITH GRASSROOTS PARTNERS ACROSS OHIO TO EDUCATE POLICYMAKERS, THE MEDIA, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE NEED AND METHODS FOR TRANSFORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.   
POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY: OJPC CONDUCTS POLICY RESEARCH, POLICY DEVELOPMENT, AND ADVOCACY, INCLUDING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF LOBBYING, IN SERVICE OF THREE OVERARCHING OBJECTIVES: SAFELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE SIZE AND RACIAL DISPARITY OF THE STATE PRISON POPULATION; EXPANDING THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES; AND PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE. IN 2016, WE PUBLICLY ADVOCATED FOR THREE LEGISLATIVE GOALS: LIMITING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS; CLARIFYING CRIMINAL-RECORD EXPUNGEMENT FOR HUMAN-TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS; AND IMPROVING THE STATE'S EXISTING CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT (CQE) PROGRAM. THOUGH WE DID NOT ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL RESULTS ON THESE THREE TOPICS IN 2016, MUCH GROUNDWORK WAS LAID FOR SUCCESS THAT HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO HAPPEN (E.G. CQE IMPROVEMENTS) IN 2017. WE ALSO SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS IN 2016 DEVELOPING A CAMPAIGN, LAUNCHED IN 2017, TO REDUCE THE STATE PRISON POPULATION.
Program expenses$111,463.00    
Program descriptionPOLICY AND LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY: OJPC CONDUCTS POLICY RESEARCH, POLICY DEVELOPMENT, AND ADVOCACY, INCLUDING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF LOBBYING, IN SERVICE OF THREE OVERARCHING OBJECTIVES: SAFELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE SIZE AND RACIAL DISPARITY OF THE STATE PRISON POPULATION; EXPANDING THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES; AND PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE. IN 2016, WE PUBLICLY ADVOCATED FOR THREE LEGISLATIVE GOALS: LIMITING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS; CLARIFYING CRIMINAL-RECORD EXPUNGEMENT FOR HUMAN-TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS; AND IMPROVING THE STATE'S EXISTING CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT (CQE) PROGRAM. THOUGH WE DID NOT ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL RESULTS ON THESE THREE TOPICS IN 2016, MUCH GROUNDWORK WAS LAID FOR SUCCESS THAT HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO HAPPEN (E.G. CQE IMPROVEMENTS) IN 2017. WE ALSO SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS IN 2016 DEVELOPING A CAMPAIGN, LAUNCHED IN 2017, TO REDUCE THE STATE PRISON POPULATION.    
SECOND CHANCE PROJECT: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THIS ENCOMPASSES OUR SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINICS AND CLASSES, OUR OHIO CIVIL IMPACTS OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS DATABASE, AND LITIGATION AND POLICY ADVOCACY TO IMPROVE PRISONER REENTRY AND SEX-OFFENDER POLICY IN OHIO AND BEYOND. WE SERVED 662 PEOPLE IN GREATER CINCINNATI THROUGH OUR OUTREACH LEGAL CLINICS IN 2014. AFTER WE HELPED TO CREATE CERTIFICATES OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT (CQES) IN OHIO STATE LAW IN 2012, WE ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR 20% OF THE CQE RECIPIENTS IN THE STATE. ALSO IN 2014, WE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SHAPING AND PUSHING FOR SENATE BILL 143 WHICH FIXED SOME UNINTENDED RESTRICTIVENESS IN OHIOS CRIMINAL-RECORD-SEALING LAW.
Program expenses  $309,811.00  
Program description  SECOND CHANCE PROJECT: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THIS ENCOMPASSES OUR SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINICS AND CLASSES, OUR OHIO CIVIL IMPACTS OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS DATABASE, AND LITIGATION AND POLICY ADVOCACY TO IMPROVE PRISONER REENTRY AND SEX-OFFENDER POLICY IN OHIO AND BEYOND. WE SERVED 662 PEOPLE IN GREATER CINCINNATI THROUGH OUR OUTREACH LEGAL CLINICS IN 2014. AFTER WE HELPED TO CREATE CERTIFICATES OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT (CQES) IN OHIO STATE LAW IN 2012, WE ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR 20% OF THE CQE RECIPIENTS IN THE STATE. ALSO IN 2014, WE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SHAPING AND PUSHING FOR SENATE BILL 143 WHICH FIXED SOME UNINTENDED RESTRICTIVENESS IN OHIOS CRIMINAL-RECORD-SEALING LAW.  
SECOND CHANCE PROJECT: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THIS ENCOMPASSES OUR SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY OUTREACH LEGAL CLINICS (INDIVIDUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND COMMUNITY-EDUCATION WORKSHOPS), OUR "CIVIL IMPACTS OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS" (CIVICC) DATABASE, AND OUR REENTRY POLICY ADVOCACY. THE PROJECT SERVED APPROXIMATELY 450 PEOPLE IN 2015. WE ARE THE FIRST LAW FIRM IN CINCINNATI (AND POTENTIALLY STATEWIDE) TO SUCCESSFULLY FILE SAFE HARBOR EXPUNGEMENTS, WHICH HELP VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO ERASE SOME CRIMINAL RECORDS. WE ALSO ARE THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF CQE-RELATED ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING IN THE STATE OF OHIO. OUR CIVICC DATABASE, A SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF OVER 800 COLLATERAL SANCTIONS IN OHIO LAW - IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE STATE. ALSO IN 2015, WE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SHAPING AND PUSHING FOR A NEW LAW THAT BARS PUBLIC EMPLOYERS FROM INCLUDING ON JOB APPLICATIONS QUESTIONS CONCERNING AN APPLICANT'S CRIMINAL BACKGROUND. THIS "BAN THE BOX" LAW ADDRESSES GROWING STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL CONCERN THAT THE JOB APPLICATION CHECK BOX ABOUT A CRIMINAL HISTORY CAUSE EMPLOYERS TO MISS OUT ON QUALIFIED WORKERS.
Program expenses $289,029.00   
Program description SECOND CHANCE PROJECT: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THIS ENCOMPASSES OUR SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY OUTREACH LEGAL CLINICS (INDIVIDUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND COMMUNITY-EDUCATION WORKSHOPS), OUR "CIVIL IMPACTS OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS" (CIVICC) DATABASE, AND OUR REENTRY POLICY ADVOCACY. THE PROJECT SERVED APPROXIMATELY 450 PEOPLE IN 2015. WE ARE THE FIRST LAW FIRM IN CINCINNATI (AND POTENTIALLY STATEWIDE) TO SUCCESSFULLY FILE SAFE HARBOR EXPUNGEMENTS, WHICH HELP VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO ERASE SOME CRIMINAL RECORDS. WE ALSO ARE THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF CQE-RELATED ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING IN THE STATE OF OHIO. OUR CIVICC DATABASE, A SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF OVER 800 COLLATERAL SANCTIONS IN OHIO LAW - IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE STATE. ALSO IN 2015, WE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SHAPING AND PUSHING FOR A NEW LAW THAT BARS PUBLIC EMPLOYERS FROM INCLUDING ON JOB APPLICATIONS QUESTIONS CONCERNING AN APPLICANT'S CRIMINAL BACKGROUND. THIS "BAN THE BOX" LAW ADDRESSES GROWING STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL CONCERN THAT THE JOB APPLICATION CHECK BOX ABOUT A CRIMINAL HISTORY CAUSE EMPLOYERS TO MISS OUT ON QUALIFIED WORKERS.   
THE SECOND CHANCE PROJECT ASSISTED OVER 400 PEOPLE IN REMOVING CRIMINAL- RECORDS-BASED BARRIERS, INCLUDING RECORD SEALING, RESOLUTION OF OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL DEBT, EXPUNGEMENT, AND CERTIFICATES OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. THE SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC HELD 40 CLINICS AND PARTNERED WITH OR PRESENTED TO, MORE THAN TEN COMMUNITY AGENCIES, INCLUDING: CINCINNATI WORKS, URBAN LEAGUE, COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, JOBS AND FAMILY SERVICES, BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF CINCINNATI, CINCINNATI WORKS, GREATER CINCINNATI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, TALBERT HOUSE, JOBSPLUS (CINCINNATI AND MIDDLETOWN). THROUGH THE LEGAL CLINICS AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, WE SCREENED 321 PEOPLE FOR RECORD CRIMINAL RECORD SEALING, HAD 44 CQES GRANTED, HAD 2 HUMAN TRAFFICKING EXPUNGEMENTS AND HELPED EVEN MORE OHIOANS IN REMOVING OTHER LEGAL BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT, LICENSING, HOUSING OR CIVIC PARTICIPATION. THE SECOND CHANCE PROJECT ALSO COLLABORATED WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS, COLLEGES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, EMPLOYERS, RE-ENTRY CENTERS AND LOCAL COURTS TO FURTHER ESTABLISH THE RIGHTS OF THOSE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS WHO ARE RE-ENTERING THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Program expenses$260,192.00    
Program descriptionTHE SECOND CHANCE PROJECT ASSISTED OVER 400 PEOPLE IN REMOVING CRIMINAL- RECORDS-BASED BARRIERS, INCLUDING RECORD SEALING, RESOLUTION OF OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL DEBT, EXPUNGEMENT, AND CERTIFICATES OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT. THE SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC HELD 40 CLINICS AND PARTNERED WITH OR PRESENTED TO, MORE THAN TEN COMMUNITY AGENCIES, INCLUDING: CINCINNATI WORKS, URBAN LEAGUE, COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, JOBS AND FAMILY SERVICES, BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF CINCINNATI, CINCINNATI WORKS, GREATER CINCINNATI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, TALBERT HOUSE, JOBSPLUS (CINCINNATI AND MIDDLETOWN). THROUGH THE LEGAL CLINICS AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, WE SCREENED 321 PEOPLE FOR RECORD CRIMINAL RECORD SEALING, HAD 44 CQES GRANTED, HAD 2 HUMAN TRAFFICKING EXPUNGEMENTS AND HELPED EVEN MORE OHIOANS IN REMOVING OTHER LEGAL BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT, LICENSING, HOUSING OR CIVIC PARTICIPATION. THE SECOND CHANCE PROJECT ALSO COLLABORATED WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS, COLLEGES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, EMPLOYERS, RE-ENTRY CENTERS AND LOCAL COURTS TO FURTHER ESTABLISH THE RIGHTS OF THOSE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS WHO ARE RE-ENTERING THEIR COMMUNITIES.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$643,314.00$963,864.00$759,910.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$618,438.00$879,808.00$722,529.00$741,819.00$773,292.00
Investment income, current yr$303.00$29.00$399.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$618,438.00$879,808.00$722,529.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr-$8,227.00$1,277.00-$4,018.00  
Program service revenue (total)$32,800.00$82,750.00$41,000.00$97,815.00$40,700.00
Gross receipts$654,141.00$981,161.00$763,928.00  
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$25,000.00$25,000.00$30,000.00  
Revenue from fundraising events$27,405.00$41,562.00$19,297.00  
Revenue from gov't grants$30,000.00$112,335.00$28,645.00  
Revenue from all other contributions$536,033.00$700,911.00$644,587.00  
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$303.00$309.00$399.00  
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events-$8,227.00$1,277.00-$4,018.00  
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$792,001.00$790,614.00$741,672.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $607,186.00$586,849.00$531,288.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$107,412.00$120,586.00$116,209.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$77,403.00$83,179.00$94,175.00  
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total) $22,842.00$27,436.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$421,387.00$567,230.00$371,061.00$355,555.00$310,734.00
Total assets, beginning of year$567,230.00$371,061.00$355,555.00  
Total liabilities$42,240.00$39,396.00$16,477.00$18,408.00$22,628.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$39,396.00$16,477.00$18,408.00  
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$130,397.00$97,316.00$10,052.00  
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$169,584.00$338,025.00$174,346.00  
Temporarily restricted net assets$209,563.00$189,809.00$180,238.00  
Net assets$379,147.00$527,834.00$354,584.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$527,834.00$354,584.00$337,147.00  
Other liabilities$1,797.00$7,500.00   
Other assets $7,500.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities $9.00$9.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$264,666.00$435,757.00$343,128.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$435,757.00$343,128.00$203,884.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$148,687.00$173,250.00$18,238.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$19,347.00$14,018.00$13,632.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$30,443.00$31,896.00$16,477.00  
Deferred revenue$10,000.00    
Total net assets or fund balances$379,147.00$527,834.00$354,584.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$5,653.00$4,778.00$5,071.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members131313  
Number of independent voting members131313  
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrue  
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-01  
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
LobbiedTrueTrueTrue  
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990  
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-182016-09-222016-02-11  
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.0  
Filing identifier201703139349303665201621339349305282201543149349300704  
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