Letter to Editor (Georgia)
Savannah Morning News
February 4, 2020
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Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing
Organizations mentioned/involved: Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP)
As an attorney with Georgia Legal Services, I help clients address their criminal records through expungements, called record restriction in Georgia. Nearly every client that comes to me wants to clear their record so they can get work, move beyond dead-end jobs and become contributing, productive members of their community. Research shows having a job is a key factor in determining whether someone will reoffend, yet Georgia’s policies lock thousands out of the labor market forever. With 250,000 unfilled jobs, Georgia’s policies continue to hurt our state, our employers, and our citizens.
This month in the Georgia Legislature a bill will be proposed to expand expungement options in Georgia. Georgia Legal Services will continue to be available to assist those eligible for expungement under Georgia’s law.