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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia Keynotes Second Chance Month Event On April 17

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:15 am

Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for “Second Chances 2019,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Congressman Doug Collins on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County.

April is National Second Chance Month, sponsored by Prison Fellowship to celebrate brighter futures for those who have repaid their debt to society. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation was instrumental in bringing together a bipartisan initiative for criminal justice reforms in Georgia. Collins embraced Georgia’s reforms as a launching pad for the FIRST STEP Act — the  Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act — implementing criminal justice reforms at the federal level.

Learn from Collins about the process to the FIRST STEP Act, the path to reform and the hope of a second chance for the formerly incarcerated. 

This Leadership Breakfast, which is open to the public, is $30 to attend. Register at Eventbrite by Monday, April 15, or make your check out to Georgia Public Policy Foundation (memo: Second Chances 2019) and mail to 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta GA 30339.

About Doug Collins: The native of Gainesville, Ga., has served as U.S. Representative for Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District since 2013. He was elected to Georgia’s House District 27 in 2006 and, in his first term in the Legislature, graduated from the John Marshall Law School and established his own legal practice. In the State House, he served as the Governor’s Floor Leader, where he shepherded legislation to strengthen the HOPE scholarship program for future generations of Georgia students. 

Collins earned a degree in political science and criminal justice from the University of North Georgia, during which time he interned in the U.S. House of Representatives. He earned his master’s degree in divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and pastored Chicopee Baptist Church in Hall County for 11 years. A U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain since 2002, Collins completed a 2008-2009 deployment to Iraq while stationed at Balad Air Force Base and, as a Lieutenant Colonel, remains active in the Air Force Reserve.

In the 116th Congress, Collins is Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, leading his Republican colleagues on a wide breadth of issues within the Committee’s purview.

For video from the Foundation’s 2018 “Second Chances”  event,  click here.

What: “Second Chances 2019,” a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (Registration, networking begin at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual
Refund policy: Refunds provided upon request for registrations canceled before an event’s deadline.


April 17, 2019
7:30 am - 9:15 am