Upcoming Trainings and Presentations

Understanding Your Georgia Criminal History (And What You Can Do About It)

A presentation for people with a record and service providers – April 17, 2015

Date:  Friday, April 17, 2015

Time:  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (coffee and light snacks provided)

Location:  Georgia Justice Project (GJP), 438 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Often an attorney is not necessary to clean up your record.  This presentation is intended to answer your questions about what you can get of your record and how to make it happen. This presentation is also to to help social service providers who work with people who have a criminal history so that they understand what can be done to improve a record under current Georgia law. We will cover the new record restriction (expungement) law, which went into effect in 2013, and how to obtain a pardon.  We will also answer your questions about the effects of your criminal record in Georgia, such as food stamp and student loan limitations.

GJP’s Policy Director will summarize the continuing efforts of the Criminal Justice Reform Council to reduce barriers to reentry in Georgia and Governor Deal’s commitment to “Ban the Box” for state employers as well as how you or your organization can be involved with our advocacy work.

This presentation is free, but you must pre-register – space is limited.  Email Jill Barker at jill@GJP.org or call 404-827-0027, ext. 231 to reserve your spot.