Second Chance Desk

Welcome to the Athens-Clarke County Second Chance Desk

The ACC Second Chance Desk is a FREE resource helping residents of Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties clear eligible criminal records and access opportunity.

The ACC Second Chance Desk is a partnership between the Georgia Justice Project, the District Attorney’s Office for the Western Judicial Circuit, and the Solicitor General's Office of Athens-Clarke County. 

Our goal is to provide FREE advice and self-help assistance to individuals regarding their criminal history so they can restrict and seal eligible criminal records from cases stemming from arrests/cases in Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County.

Located on the second floor of the ACC Public Utilities Department at 124 E Hancock Ave., Athens GA 30601, the ACC Second Chance Desk is open and staffed on the last Thursday of every month 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 

  • Pre-registration for an appointment at the desk is required. 
  • Walk-ins will be handled on a case-by-case basis depending upon availability.

If you have any questions, please call 706-613-3215 (Solicitor General's Office) or email (Georgia Justice Project).

Formerly known as expungement, arrest record restriction allows certain records in some cases to be only viewed by those inside the judicial branch. Record restriction can be done at any time. For more information, read this blog post on

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