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Joe Bodenhamer


Joe Bodenhamer is the director of the Wrongful Conviction Project at the Office of the Ohio Public Defender (OPD), and currently serves on the Innocence Network Executive Board. As co-chair of OPD’s Racial Justice Initiative he helped coordinate a local municipal court watch program, and works as a liaison for the initiative by regularly attending meetings and events hosted by community organizers. His career began with OPD in 1990 as a Mitigation Specialist, and he later supervised the Criminal Investigation Unit. Prior to joining OPD, Joe worked as a social worker for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus.