A new state law is a beacon of hope for job seekers with a criminal history. Albany Second Chance hosted workshops for ex-offenders Monday at Albany Technical College and Albany State University. Speakers from the Georgia Justice Project said state is the second worst in the nation for barriers that keep ex-offenders from finding jobs, but they hope the Record Restriction Law will help.
Many of the hundreds of people crammed together in the Albany Tech Kirkland Conference Center were seeking a new beginning. “Who doesn’t wish they could go back and make it right, you know? But it is what it is,” said ____ ____, Albany Resident. He, like many others at the Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record workshop, has a criminal history.”I’m not going back. I got a wife and six kids. So…you know, it keeps my head up but it gets hard,” he said. Full Article