GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON TO HOST “RESTORATION RESOURCE FAIR” FOR EX-OFFENDERS AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED

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Congressman Johnson: “This event, which is building off previous resource fairs we’ve held, is a community effort to help break the cycle of recidivism and poverty and help make those who have been previously incarcerated more productive, citizens.”
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On Thursday, February 20, Georgia Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson will host his Restoration Resource Fair for ex-offenders, previously incarcerated, returning citizens or those caught up in the system.

More than 100 community partners will join the Congressman for the event that will work to assist returning citizens that reside in the Four District, which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County.

The purpose of this event is to assist our returning citizens find a job, receive healthcare and wellness screenings, criminal review or record expungement, housing and transportation vochers, mental & spiritual guidance, hunger assistance and other critical support services.

This event, which is building off previous resource fairs we’ve held, is a community effort to help break the cycle of recidivism and poverty and help make those who have been previously incarcerated more productive, citizens” said Congressman Johnson. “If we can come together and achieve this goal, our district, state and nation will be a better place.”

Several Georgia government Agencies will be involved in this event including: Dekalb Sheriff’s Office, Rockdale Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Dekalb, Rockdale and Newton County Accountability Courts, Georgia Department of Corrections, and the Georgia Department of Labor.

Other government groups and community partners involved will include the: Salvation Army, The National Urban League, Goodwill, Department of Driver Services (DMV), The U.S. Census,MARTA, The U.S. Department of Child Support, The International Union of Engineers, Southern Mechanicals, Work Source DeKalb, Work Source Gwinnett, GA Works, The Door, Stand Inc., SNAP, DFCS, Overcomers House, Veterans Molding Minds, Nu-Way Staffing, The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, The John Marshall School of Law, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Oakhurst Medical Center, Atlanta Food Bank, Helping Hands; 2020 Census, and Atlanta Technical College.

The event will take place on Thursday, Feb.20, 2019; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021.

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