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DJ Sims is a criminal record specialist/reentry organizer with the Georgia Justice Project. His work and writing is centered on the intersection of reentry, politics, and faith.

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VOICES: A step toward occupational licensing fairness for Georgians with criminal records

By DJ Sims
May 27, 2021 - Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into law a bill that would bar Georgia's many licensing boards from denying credentials to people on probation or parole for many crimes. That's an important step toward fair chance licensing, says DJ Sims, a reentry organizer in Georgia — but additional reforms are needed to ensure that people who've served their time are able to make a living.