Criminal History Information Session: “What Can I Do About My Criminal Record?”

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Criminal History Information Session: “What Can I Do About My Criminal Record?”

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WHAT:  Nearly 3.8 million Georgians have a criminal history – a record of either an arrest or conviction.  Having a criminal record imposes substantial barriers to employment, housing, education, and other basic benefits of citizenship, for these Georgians. 

NAMI Moultrie (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring an information session with the Georgia Justice Project on criminal records and what you can do about your record if you have one. In particular, the session will focus on the new record restriction (expungement) law that went into effect in July of 2013, and what you can do about your record if restriction is not an option.   Aside from record restriction, topics will include the First Offender Act, pardons, and how to correct your record.

WHO:  As part of our NAMI Nights educational series we are hosting Macon-based attorney Ashley Deadwyler-Heuman, who is working with the Macon Reentry Coalition and the Georgia Justice Project to assist clients who have a criminal history in Georgia and to improve the laws in Georgia to reduce barriers to reentry.  You can read about the Georgia Justice Project at www.GJP.org

WHERE:  First United Methodist Church Chapel, 409 1st Street SE, Moultrie, GA

Park in the parking lot at the intersection of 4th Ave. SE and 2nd St. SE (behind Carriage Cleaners)

Enter through the chapel.  Refreshments will be served in the Parlor adjacent to the chapel.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The informational session is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Lynn Wilson: lynnbw45@gmail.comor Joyce Burley:  jjburley59@hotmail.com.

All contacts are confidential.