We write with exciting news – HB334 has been filed in the Georgia House of Representatives! Rep. Tyler Paul Smith, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, authored the bill. We are happy to work with Chairman Smith on this piece of legislation that will make expungement work better for more people. We will keep you informed when the bill is scheduled for a hearing. Until then, read below to hear more about why expungement reform will benefit all … read more Expungement Bill Filed! Support HB334!
At Georgia Justice Project, we believe someone’s past should not prevent them from pursuing their career goals and serving their community. This year at the Capitol, we are pursuing occupational licensing reform to ensure fair access to licensed work for people with criminal records. Occupational licensing refers to professions that require a state license or clearance to work. The 4.5 million people with a Georgia criminal record often find themselves limited, deterred, or rejected from these jobs due to their … read more Pursuing Occupational Licensing Reform in Georgia