The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition has two events coming up that are open to the public.
In fact, the public is urged to attend.
The first event is set for noon on Sept. 11. The LCRC is hosting representatives from the Georgia Justice Project, based out of Atlanta. The event will be held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
The Georgia Justice Project works to strengthen communities by demonstrating ways to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to re-entry, according to its website.
The GJP promotes change through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, education and coalition building.
LCRC Executive Director Daisy Jones said the LCRC is hosting the event to provide support, opportunity, advocacy and resilience.
According to the GJP, 40 percent all criminal records program clients are female heads of household.
According to the Legal Action Center, Georgia is the second-worst state in the country in the number of roadblocks to re-integration following an arrest or conviction, and 4.2 million Georgians have a criminal record. That’s more than a third of the state’s population.
Register for the event at: libertyreentry.org
From noon until 5 p.m. Sept. 15, the LCRC will be celebrating its one year anniversary with an open house and barbecue cooked by Sho’Nuff Smoking Good BBQ. Tickets for the barbecue are $10. For more information call 877-5293.