Information for employers engaging in second chance hiring.
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) reduces barriers to employment and housing for people with criminal records through direct representation as well as policy change.
This not only helps individuals who are seeking good jobs and economic opportunity, but it helps employers who are looking to find and retain qualified workers amidst growing labor shortages.
More than a decade ago, when GJP started our criminal records work, we engaged with employers as a way to learn and understand their concerns about—as well as their interests in—hiring people who have a criminal record. We held numerous employer roundtable events aimed at this goal.
Examples of recent GJP Employer Roundtable events:
GJP attorneys frequently speak at workforce and employer events—to articulate the business case for second chance hiring, to explain what Georgia’s new expungement law means for employers, and give guidance on how companies can remove unnecessary barriers in their screening and hiring policies and practices.
Second Chance Hiring: Videos and Resources
Past Employer Event Information
If you are a member of the private sector and have interest in participating in upcoming events or serving as a resource for our policy efforts, please contact:
Policy and Outreach Coordinator Ann Colloton
Phone: 404-827-0027, ext. 248
To learn how your company can become a financial supporter of GJP, please visit our Justice in Action Corporate Partnership Program online, download our 2022 Corporate Partnership Packet or contact:
Development Director Ermis Zayas
Phone: 404-827-0027, ext. 217