Reducing the Risk of a Criminal Record: The Employer’s Perspective – 2014 Policy Forum

GJP held its first policy forum, Reducing the Risk of a Criminal Record: The Employer’s Perspective, on Wednesday, November 19th, which included representatives from the business community together with government officials to discuss strategies for improving outcomes for people with criminal records.

The Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council, as well as the recently created Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry have created a climate of opportunity to improve the outcomes for this at-risk population as well as for the entire community.  GJP has been honored to be involved with this groundbreaking initiative.  

Many thanks to our panelists who lead the discussion: Hon. Michael P. Boggs (GA, Court of Appeals, Criminal Justice Reform Council), Derek Bottoms (Home Depot), Henry Kelly (Georgia Power), Commissioner Brian Owens (Department of Corrections), Renee Snead (Governor’s Office of Transition, Support & Reentry), Michael Sterling (Atlanta Workforce Development Agency), Peter deKok (P.T. Enterprises), Myra Creighton (Fisher & Phillips LLP), and Yendelela Anderson (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP). Special thanks to Nelson Mullins, NELP (National Employment Law Project), Legal Action Center and The Council of State Government Justice Center. We could not have had such a powerful and meaningful forum without all of you.

To see the picture from this special event, click here.