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Criminal offenders get help finding work

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany State University Police department and Stop the Violence partnered Monday night to help people with criminal records get their lives back on track. They hosted a forum to explain Georgia's new record restriction law.

That law allows people with minor criminal records to petition prosecutors to keep potential employers from seeing those records.

Stop the Violence Chairman Bishop Frederick Williams said, "We want to create a community of hirable people so since so many people can't get jobs because of things on their record. It's other things that are holding back so this is a process of restoring our community."

District Attorney Greg Edwards spoke at the forum. The law does not apply to offenders with felony convictions.

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