Through our direct service work, GJP saw firsthand the negative impact that lengthy probation sentences had on our clients and their families.
Georgia has the highest rate of correctional control in the U.S.—with 1 in every 18 Georgians on probation or parole.
This is largely due to the fact that Georgia has no caps on the length of probation sentences, making the average sentence in Georgia about 10 years.
Through our direct service work, GJP saw firsthand the negative impact that lengthy probation sentences had on our clients and their families. GJP set out to reform Georgia’s probation laws, and helped to pass SB 105 in 2021.
SB 105, Georgia’s new probation law, went into effect immediately and created a pathway for Georgians on felony probation to have their sentence terminated after three years if certain milestones are met. As of its signing, 48,000 Georgians were immediately eligible for early termination, saving Georgia over $34 million a year in supervision costs.
Are you on felony probation? Have you served at least 3 years of your probation sentence?
If so, you may be eligible for early termination of your probation!
Do you meet the following criteria?
You may be able to terminate your probation early even if you still owe fines and fees, but restitution must be paid.
*If you have served at least 3 years of your felony probation sentence and meet the above criteria, you are eligible for early termination of your probation sentence!
If you meet the criteria above, here’s what to expect:
What should you do if you are eligible for early termination?
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) may be able to help you.
GJP has provided holistic legal representation to individuals facing criminal charges in metro Atlanta for 35 years. We have recently added a program to assist with probation issues for people who cannot afford an attorney.
Reach out to GJP if:
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