The Fulton County Solicitor General’s office is using technological advancements to host a first-ever virtual program so that anyone with a cellphone can apply for a clean slate without leaving home. After several successful expungement events around Fulton County where thousands have been assisted, Solicitor General Keith Gammage announced a Father’s Day Expungement Program completely online, with the goal of making it easier for people to register and qualify.
The misdemeanor record forgiveness project is on now and will end June 16. Preregistration is required at www.fultonrestorativejustice.org. The program is free and open to anyone.
This program is held in partnership with the Georgia Justice Project and other community stakeholders. Gammage is targeting 1,000 fathers but all are welcome to apply for this free misdemeanor expungement opportunity.
“As a father, I know how important it is to be able for fathers to provide for their families. This program, focused on fathers will allow men who have made a mistake to get a second chance and back on their feet so that they can lead their homes and communities,” said Gammage. “There is great pride in a hard day’s work and being able to take care of your family. We want to give men a second chance as we celebrate Father’s Day.”
The process to expunge a charge usually involves hiring a lawyer and could take up to six months with much of the process being driven by the individual citizen obtaining key documents from agencies, stated officials. The process is expedited through this virtual program where citizens will get a clean slate. Recent studies have shown that a cleared record increases the likelihood of employment by 22% and an average yearly income increase of $5,760.
The Office of the Fulton County Solicitor General created a Misdemeanor Expungement Division to offer year-round access to apply for criminal record restrictions. Call the Solicitor General’s Expungement Hotline at 404-612-4803 for more information.