A group is working to give qualified and rehabilitated former inmates an opportunity to wipe away their convictions.
The Feb. 11 “Second Chance Day” is aimed at advocating for Georgians with criminal records to get a second chance by helping them remove barriers to employment and housing.
The Georgia Justice Project, and several of its partners, will host the advocacy day to focus on expanding expungement.
The purpose is to help those convicted of crimes in Georgia, who have served their time, to become better equipped to help themselves.
Expanding expungement, the Georgia Justice Project says, would give a second chance to Georgians who want to work, rebuild their lives and provide better futures for their families.
The Georgia Justice Project says the state currently has one of the most restrictive expungement laws in the country.
Six bills related to expanding expungement are pending in Georgia’s Legislature this year.
It’s part of a push in the state Legislature to bring Georgia’s criminal laws more in line with other states.