Expedited Pardon Project

Welcome to the Ohio Governor's Expedited Pardon Project! This initiative is dedicated to providing eligible Ohio citizens with an opportunity for pardon. If you have not had any criminal convictions in the past 10 years, completed all sentence requirements, made a good-faith effort to pay fines and restitutions, and are employed (or have a valid reason for not working), you may be eligible.

Disqualifying offenses include serious crimes such as Aggravated Murder, Murder, Attempted Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, Negligent Homicide, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Homicide.

To determine your eligibility, please complete the pre-screening registration by clicking the link below. Our partners from the Dayton Law School will review your case, reach out to you and guide you through the pardon process if you meet the criteria. Take the first step toward a fresh start and explore the possibility of receiving a pardon through this expedited project.


Not eligible for a pardon? Click here to learn more about our record sealing clinics.