Georgia’s “Second Chance Law” – also known as Senate Bill 288 – went into effect on January 1st. The enacted law allows for the restriction and sealing of certain misdemeanor and felony convictions from an individual’s official Georgia criminal history – also known as expungement. According to the Georgia Justice Project and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, co-champions of SB 288, the law not only helps individuals who have demonstrated that they are rehabilitated yet continue to face barriers to employment, housing, higher education and other means of economic self-sufficiency and stability, but also protects employers from liability and ensures they can hire the candidate most qualified for the job.
Brenda Smeeton, Legal Director with the Georgia Justice Project, will join MAX to review the tenets of the Second Chance Law and what it can mean for Georgians with a prior conviction.
Join us on January 22nd, 9:00 AM, for a timely and virtual conversation.
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Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development. Through our webinar series, MAX Minutes, MAX seeks to bring timely insights to providers, intermediaries, and other partners in workforce. MAX Minutes features talks by key experts in the Atlanta region and beyond on important workforce matters.
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