ATLANTA – State Representative Angela Moore (D-Decatur) will join the Georgia Justice Project to host a symposium on early termination of suspended sentences at the Community Achievement Center on Saturday, November 13th, 10 am-12pm. 4522 Flat Shoals Rd., Decatur. To register for this free event, contactangela.moore@house.ga.gov.

The symposium informs, instructs and supports the probation officers in shortening their probation periods. The Georgia Justice Project attorneys and team are available to assist probation officers.

Individuals who have served a suspended sentence of at least three years may apply for early termination of their suspended sentence if they have complied with state-mandated behavioral incentives, including payment of full refund owed, parole in the past 24 months, and not revoked arrested for nothing other than a minor traffic offense.

During the 2021 legislature, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Act 105, which streamlines the process for those who wish to end their suspended sentences early for good behavior. Further information on SB 105 can be found here.

“There is now a second chance for probation officers in Georgia, and the new Georgia law creates a way to achieve and achieve individual and family goals without the stigma of probation,” said Moore. “I am grateful for the work the Georgia Justice Project has done in advocating this new law that clearly defines the process for ending a criminal probation period.”


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