RED is a pre-adjudication program servicing the state of Georgia. Currently, we service the county of DeKalb, and is starting in Gwinnett at the start of the year 2022. RED participants are between the ages of 18-27 years old, who have committed less violent felony offenses. Our participants are chosen by our intake specialists who assess the potential for them to turn their lives around when given a second chance. We truly can grant graduates of our programs a second chance by having the current case against our participants halted and placed on dead docket while matriculating through the program. Once they graduate, their records are permanently restricted and sealed through motioning the courts.
At this current juncture, RED does not offer post-adjudication services. This means that if an individual has been sentenced and or is returning home from incarceration – be it jail or prison, they are not eligible for the RED program. However, we do understand the needs of this sizable group given the mass incarceration phenomenon going on in our country, and we have provided below a list of resources if you or your loved one falls into this category. Our recommended resources are the following:
We truly wish anyone that has been impacted by our criminal justice system the best of luck as they fight the stigma of a criminal record. Although it is not easy and reform is needed, know that it is still possible. Continue to fight for equality, justice, and the right to be treated no less than a citizen without a criminal background. As you showcase your rehabilitation, know that we are fighting right alongside you. #stoprecidivism