Image via the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office.
City Council member Andrea Boone along with Fulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage and the Georgia Justice Project will be holding the MLK Jr. Holiday Legacy Expungement Bowl and job fair next week. The event will help people who’ve found themselves on the wrong side of the law to clear misdemeanors off their records and get started on a better path.
“One misdemeanor can be life-altering. It could mean denied applications both for college admissions and jobs. Every week, I run across someone struggling to find work because of one regrettable decision. Everyone deserves a second chance,” Boone said in a statement. “This expungement bowl provides a judgement-free zone and an opportunity for a clean slate. I’m honored to join with Solicitor General Gammage for this very positive and impactful event.”
The expungement bow will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the C.T. Martin Recreation Center, according to program materials. The event is free, but pre-registration is required by Jan. 20. Information on how to register can be found here.
The civil rights movement continues today by ending mass incarcerations and creating new beginnings for jobs and safer communities,” Gammage said in a statement.
For more information, contact Council member Andrea Boone’s office at 404-330-6055.