Upcoming Expungement Summits

Georgia Justice Project (GJP) has been hard at work supporting record restriction summits (also known as “expungement summits”) across the state of Georgia. These summits are a focused, one-day effort to restrict and seal eligible non-convictions from an individual’s Georgia criminal history, with the goal is to remove barriers to employment and housing and increase opportunities for a stable, productive life. A calendar of upcoming events is below.

 

SATURDAY, November 2nd: Athens-Clarke County Arrest Record Restriction Event & Job Fair (hosted by ACC Solicitor-General C.R. Chisholm)

Event Details:

  • Time: 10 AM-1 PM
  • Location: First AME Church (521 North Hull Street, Athens, GA 30601)
    • There is parking at First AME or next door at the Dougherty St. Government Building

 For specific cases in Athens-Clarke County, you may be eligible to restrict your criminal record from public view. Restricting arrest records might help you get a job or housing, and a clean start.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Arrest must have taken place in Athens-Clarke Country by the Athens-Clarke Country Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, or UGA Police
  • Misdemeanors only, no pending charges
  • Charges that did not result in a conviction (dismissed, found not guilty of all charges at trial, or successfully completed pretrial diversion/first offender program
  • Retroactive first offender and youthful offender (under 21) screening available

Register by October 18th (registration is limited to 100 people) online at www.accgov.com/recordrestriction

 

MONDAY, November 11th: Fulton County Misdemeanor Record Restriction Summit

Event Details:

  • Time: 12 PM-4 PM
  • Location: the Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30309

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Arrested in Fulton County Jurisdiction
  • Not convicted at Trial/Pled Nolo Contendre
  • Completed a Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Diversion Program
  • Completed First Offender Cases
  • Certain misdemeanors under age 21

Pre-register here by November 4: FultonRestorativeJustice.org