Crime vic­tims can speak to pa­role board

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - METRO -

Crime vic­tims are in­vited to speak to the State Board of Par­dons and Paroles in Gainesville on Oct. 23.

The event, to be held at Lake­wood Bap­tist Church, will be the board’s 30th Vic­tims Vis­i­tors’ Day since 2006 and the first in Hall County. The vic­tims can speak about their cases with pa­role staff and board mem­bers, who will add the in­for­ma­tion shared to the con­fi­den­tial files of the con­victed of­fend­ers. Vic­tims can also sign up to re­ceive up­dates about the pa­role sta­tus of the in­mates.

“The crime vic­tim’s role in Ge­or­gia’s pa­role process is vi­tal,” Board Mem­ber David Her­ring said in a news re­lease. “Although it will be emo­tional for many vic­tims, I am look­ing for­ward to be­ing able to lis­ten and learn.”

The event will start at 9 a.m. and last through­out the day. Vic­tims are asked to sched­ule their meet­ing by call­ing 404-651-5717 by Oct. 22.

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