On January 22nd, Brenda Smeeton with the Georgia Justice Project joined MAX to review the tenets of Georgia’s “Second Chance Law” – also known as Senate Bill 288 – which 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. Smeeton also reviewed other legal remedies, such as the Retroactive First Offender and Survivors First Act, available to returning citizens in Georgia that were already in place prior to the enactment of this law.
In her review, Smeeton covered the important implications that SB 288 has for individuals with a criminal history and employers. Click here to learn more.
Click here for the presentation.