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Cobb Second Chance Desk – Now Taking Applications!
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If you have a Cobb County charge on your criminal history, GJP & Cobb County’s Second Chance Desk may be able to help you. Click here to learn more and apply.

11Alive – GJP Partners with Fulton DA to Hold Record Restriction Summit
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This past weekend, GJP partnered with Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, to hold a record restriction (commonly known as “expungement”) event in Fulton County. Georgia’s new expungement law, which went into effect in January of this year and makes misdemeanor and some pardoned felony convictions eligible for record restriction for the first time in Georgia, the need for expungement services is greater than ever before. Events like these help us reach as many Georgians as possible. 11Alive’s Bill Liss, … read more 11Alive – GJP Partners with Fulton DA to Hold Record Restriction Summit

Georgia’s New Law and Early Termination of Your Felony Probation
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Georgia has both the highest number of people on probation and the longest probation sentences – by far. People are often kept on probation long after they have demonstrated they are rehabilitated. To address this issue, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) worked with stakeholders and the legislature to pass SB 105, which was signed into law on May 3, 2021. SB 105 will help individuals who no longer need to be on felony probation move on with their lives. If you … read more Georgia’s New Law and Early Termination of Your Felony Probation

Second Chance Desk Opens in Cobb, First of its Kind in GA
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Georgia Justice Project (GJP), in collaboration with Cobb County District Attorney Flynn Broady, Jr., recently opened a Second Chance Desk in Cobb County (more commonly known as an “Expungement Desk”). Cobb’s Second Chance Desk is the first of its kind in Georgia, and GJP has plans to open several more around the state. The Second Chance Desk is a resource in the Cobb County Circuit Defender’s Office where individuals can have their criminal history reviewed by an attorney, receive a … read more Second Chance Desk Opens in Cobb, First of its Kind in GA

SB 105 Signed into Georgia Law!
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An innovative probation reform bill (SB 105) was signed into law yesterday by Governor Kemp, with the goal of reducing the number of Georgians serving lengthy probation sentences. SB 105 – introduced by Senator Brian Strickland (R-McDonough), carried in the House by Representative Tyler Paul Smith (R-Bremen) and championed by Georgia Justice Project (GJP) – will go into effect immediately and will allow individuals access to early termination of felony probation after three years if they reach their milestones. Too … read more SB 105 Signed into Georgia Law!


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