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County Solicitor General Announces ‘Back to School’ Record Expungement Summit | Print |

Fulton County Solicitor General Keith E. Gammage announces the second Record Restriction/Expungement Summit of 2018, to be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1838 Metropolitan Parkway; Atlanta, GA 30315. This popular event is held in partnership with the  Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Georgia Justice Project and other county stakeholders to provide opportunities for employment.   A ‘Second Chance’ job fair, adult education classes and resume assistance will be offered to attendees. The event is open to the public and limited to the first 250 registrants.

“In January, 2018, our ‘Restorative Justice Freedom Summit’ assisted over 650 citizens in clearing non-violent, misdemeanor arrests from their criminal histories.   With such a great need and the overwhelming citizen response, we will offer another opportunity for citizens to get a second chance at success,” says Fulton County Solicitor Keith Gammage. “The start of a new school year is a great time to offer parents a ‘fresh start and second chance at success’ which benefits parents, students and entire households.”  

Those eligible for expungement of their criminal record are individuals arrested but not convicted of a misdemeanor from any Fulton County law enforcement agency.   The process to expunge a charge usually takes in excess of 150 days. Now the process is expedited through this one-day event where eligible citizens will walk away with a clean record.  

“Restorative Justice demands thoughtful, innovative approaches to criminal justice reform.   Our second Freedom Summit expungement event continues the mission of ‘jobs over jails’ by sweeping away old non-violent arrests and providing a second chance at success,” says Solicitor Gammage. “Unions help beyond employer issues; we get involved with members’ down to earth personal problems.   For things that happened 30 years ago, we are now giving people an opportunity to come back and make a decent living,” stated Edgar Fields, Vice President and Regional Director of RWDSU, Southeast Council.  

The Office of the Fulton County Solicitor General created a Misdemeanor Expungement Division in early 2017 to offer year-round access to apply for criminal record restrictions. Pre-registration is required at FultonRestorativeJustice.org or call the Solicitor General’s Expungement Division at (404) 612-4803.    

Media inquiries can be directed to Kenya Johnson with the Office of the Solicitor General at  (404) 857-7485 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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