Congressman Johnson to Host Restoration Resources Fair for returning citizens

January 24, 2020
Press Release

CLARKSTON, GA — On Thursday, February 20, Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson (GA-04) will host his Restoration Resources Fair for ex-offenders, previously incarcerated, returning citizens or those caught up in the system.

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More than 100 community partners will join the Congressman for the event to assist our returning citizens find a job, receive healthcare and wellness screenings, criminal record review or record expungement, housing and transportation vouchers, mental health & 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 better place.”  

WHO:  Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04); DeKalb Sheriff’s Office, Rockdale Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Dekalb, Rockdale and Newton County Accountability Courts; Georgia Department of Corrections; Georgia Department of Labor;

WHAT: Congressman Hank Johnson’s Restoration Resource Fair to offer employment opportunities, criminal record review or expungement, mental and spiritual guidance, housing and education resources, transportation, healthcare and wellness screenings; as well as hunger assistance and support services.     

WHEN: Thursday, Feb.20, 2020; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.;

WHERE: Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021;

Some Community Partners Include: 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 Georgia Department of Labor; 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; Worksource DeKalb; Worksource Gwinnett;  and Atlanta Technical College.        

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