Fulton offers program for men to expunge record for Father’s Day

Fulton County Solicitor General Keith E. Gammage announces Father’s Day expungement event focusing on second chances for fathers to better support their families. CONTRIBUTED
Fulton County Solicitor General Keith E. Gammage announces Father’s Day expungement event focusing on second chances for fathers to better support their families. CONTRIBUTED

Men looking to clear their criminal record of misdemeanors could get assistance through a program offered by the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office.

The “Father’s Day Expungement Program” allows men to clear their record of petty crimes, the Fulton Solicitor’s Office announced in a news release.

Men can register to qualify for the program online until June 16, Father’s Day.

“As a father, I know how important it is to be able for fathers to provide for their families,” Fulton County Solicitor Keith E. Gammage said in the release. “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.”

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The program is the latest effort the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office has taken to expunging records. The office already has a misdemeanor expungement division to offer year-round access to apply for criminal record restrictions.

Those with a record can have difficulty finding employment.

The office hopes to expunge the records of 1,000 fathers through the free Father's Day Expungement program. Those interested may register online at www.fultonrestorativejustice.org through Father's Day.

“There is great pride in a hard day’s work and being able to take care of your family,” Gammage said. “We want to give men a second chance as we celebrate Father’s Day.”

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