The Georgia Justice Project will host its Legislative Launch Event on Friday, January 20 as the organization prepares to implement its plans for the 2023 session.
According to a press release, the non-profit organization is campaigning for various legislative changes to prepare more Georgian residents to enter the labor market in the coming years.
The hour-long session will address three reforms the GJP plans to implement this year, including professional licensing, extinction, and victim-centered programs.
First, the Georgia Justice Project plans to improve access to work permits and employment opportunities for Georgians with minor crimes. According to the project, more than 40% of the state’s adult population has a criminal record, which often acts as a barrier preventing affected residents from finding work. Increasing access to these licenses will improve job opportunities for Georgians while increasing the state workforce.
Next, the GJP wants to increase the number of criminal record deletions of Georgia residents to make it easier for those with misdemeanors to enter or re-enter the workforce.
Finally, the organization aims to increase access to rehabilitation programs such as Restorative Justice, which offer an alternative to traditional punishment to correct criminals. According to the GJP, these programs are far more effective in rehabilitating crime victims and are also proving beneficial to crime victims. The introduction of a new privilege of proof would allow more rehabilitation programs to emerge and produce more promising outcomes from the criminal justice system.
The Georgia Justice Project has helped enact three state bills over the past three years, each aimed at lifting the restrictions placed on Georgians with criminal records.
The event starts at noon. Register to attend online at http://bit.ly/LegislativeKickoff.