The Clemency Project assists low-income clients with their efforts to obtain a pardon of their convictions from the Governor of Ohio. Low-income clients who have multiple convictions are unable to get their criminal records sealed through the judicial process of expungement. Their convictions prevent them from obtaining employment or finding housing.
The Clemency Project is staffed by volunteer law students.
The law students interview the clients and assist the clients with completing their clemency applications and the accompanying letter to the Governor.