GA Parole Review Spring/Summer 2020 Georgia Parole Review Spring/Summer 2020 - Page 6

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles continuously is looking to engage criminal justice agencies and community leaders as a part of the board’s effort to enhance public safety.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles assisted people attending the Macon Resource Fair and Record Restriction Event in February. The Georgia Justice Project and the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office sponsored the event. The Parole Board and several state and local agencies and organizations partnered in the event to provide helpful information. The Parole Board's clemency staff assisted with information regarding the Board's pardon process to include restoration of civil and political rights. Kim Patton-Johnson is Deputy Director of Clemency overseeing the pardon unit.

"It's important to be a partner in these events which allows us to provide a better understanding of the process for those seeking restoration of their rights. I'm proud of the pardon unit and the strides made over the past few years by the agency and the Board to enhance the pardon consideration process," stated Patton-Johnson.

Leadership groups from Walker and Catoosa counties were at the Capitol during the early session days. The day on the hill allowed constituents to hear from their elected and appointed representatives in state government.