February 5, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Georgia State Capitol, Room 406 | Register Now
Is an old conviction on your record holding you back? Are you an advocate for people who have been involved with the criminal justice system? Would you like to learn more about criminal records and expungement in Georgia?
Georgia Justice Project and Faith in Public Life invite you to Second Chance Day at the Capitol on February 5th, 2019, a Talk Justice Tuesdays event organized by the Justice Reform Partnership.
Criminal records pose lifelong barriers to employment and housing. Expungement reduces reentry barriers and gives rehabilitated individuals a second chance, but restriction and sealing in Georgia is limited primarily to non-convictions. We need your voice to expand expungement of convictions and make second chances a reality.
- Join advocates, directly affected individuals, and faith leaders seeking to reduce barriers to reentry posed by a criminal record.
- Hear from legislators, prosecutors, and advocates about pending legislation to expand restriction and sealing of convictions.
- Receive training and materials to lobby effectively with lawmakers.
- Share your story with your legislators.
Sign-in begins at 9 am. Speakers begin at 9:30 am. Please contact Helen Mun at Helen@GJP.org with any questions.
This advocacy event is part of the Talk Justice Tuesdays series organized by the Justice Reform Partnership. These events will culminate in our eighth annual Justice Day at the Capitol on February 26, 2019. Justice Day will bring together a wide array of community members and organizations to show our legislators that the demand for justice reform is strong and ALL Georgians deserve true criminal justice reform. The morning program will feature leaders in the criminal justice reform movement, followed by time to speak with legislators and a rally in Liberty Plaza. Visit justiceday365.com for more information.
Do you want to share this event with your network? Download the Second Chance Day flyer here.