Georgia Justice Project assists individuals actively trying to find employment or housing, but having difficulties because of a Georgia criminal history. We can only help with arrests that occurred in Georgia. Learn more about criminal records in Georgia here.
Georgia Justice Project may be able to assist you with:
- Restriction (Expungement) and Sealing
- First Offender issues
- Retroactive First Offender
- Housing Denials based on your record
There are two ways to seek criminal records assistance:
- Attend a First Fridays Clinic and speak with an attorney after the presentation. More information on First Fridays here. (Note: In order to speak with an attorney, you will need a copy of your GCIC.)
- Apply for our services by completing the following steps:
To apply complete the following steps:
Step 1: Obtain a copy of your GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) criminal history, ideally a Purpose Code U. You can obtain a Purpose Code U from the following two locations. A Purpose Code E is also acceptable, which you can request from any law enforcement agency in Georgia.
Chamblee Police Department
Address: 3518 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 956-1068
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Georgia Crime Information Center
Address: 3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30037
Phone: (404) 244-2639
Hours: Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm (closed 1-2pm for lunch)
Note: when requesting from GCIC, ask for a record inspection — Purpose Code U.
Georgia Justice Project will request a copy of your GCIC for you if:
- You are homeless and provide us with a verification letter (fee waived)
- You may have a warrant ($10 fee, paid by cash or money order)
- You are out of state ($10 fee, paid by money order only)
Step 2: Once you have your GCIC, call our intake line to schedule an appointment at
404-827-0027, ext. 238.
Step 3: Come to your appointment and bring your GCIC and any of the following that you have
- Dispositions or other court documents
- Housing or employment denials
- Private background check
If you have to cancel your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours in advance by calling 404-827-0027, ext. 238.
Use the tool below to help determine whether or not an arrest on your criminal record is eligible for restriction and sealing in the state of Georgia. Please carefully read the information contained on this page to ensure that you receive accurate information.
This tool was designed as a general resource about criminal records in Georgia, not as a replacement of advice from a qualified lawyer. The information contained within this tool is accurate and up to date as of April 2019. While this information, along with the information on the Georgia Justice Project’s website, is as accurate of a representation of current Georgia law as possible, there are some nuances that are impossible to capture through a general online tool. This tool was designed for individuals over the age of 18. Georgia Justice Project strongly recommends consulting with a qualified and knowledgeable attorney if you wish to proceed with legal action.
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