Georgia Justice Project’s Executive Director, Doug Ammar, has been appointed to represent the State Bar of Georgia on the newly formed Senate Expungement Reform Study Committee. The committee was created by Senate Resolution 247 at the behest of Senator Josh McKoon who will also serve as Chairman of the Committee. In light of the recent changes made to the expungement law, the Reform Study Committee will explore whether expungement in Georgia actually increases the ability of people with expunged records to get jobs and other opportunities and determine if it is appropriate for Georgia to further revise and update these provisions of law.
Each year, Georgia Justice Project attorneys assist many individuals by correcting or expunging their criminal record. GJP also advocates for common sense changes to Georgia’s law so that a criminal record does not serve as a barrier to living a productive life.
For more about the collateral consequences of an arrest or conviction, click here for a link to a book on the subject written by two GJP volunteers. For information about all aspects of GJP’s Coming Home program, click here.