BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER

Learn more about GJP's Justice in Action Corporate Partnership Program.

The role of corporations in philanthropy has never been more important.

While donations are still a key part of supporting the work of Georgia Justice Project, we understand that companies frequently want to engage their employees in volunteerism, support initiatives with direct community impacts, and to utilize their influence to move the needle for systemic change. The Justice in Action Corporate Partnership Program engages corporate donors across varying channels of giving.

Each donation receives recognition for one year after donation.

For a breakdown of sponsorship benefits, see the graph below:

georgia justice project corporate sponsorship program

The contributions of our corporate partners enable GJP to make a tremendous difference for those who rely on our service—to protect our citizens, reduce recidivism, reduce crime, and help those who have paid their debt to society to gain a renewed sense of purpose and a better life.

Your support will help fund the following 10 initiatives throughout the year:

  • Expungement Help Desks (NEW):  Located inside county courthouses, GJP-staffed help desks provide information on how to clear a criminal record in Georgia and assist individuals with completing forms. The first desk is located in Cobb County as of June 2021.
  • Record Restriction Summits (state-wide, locations vary): GJP leads Record Restriction Summits, one-day sessions where prosecutors, judges and others gather to restrict and seal eligible charges from an individual’s
    criminal history.
  • “Work Matters” Presentations (Monthly): Hosted by GJP social workers, these presentations are the introduction to our employment support services, and help clients understand their criminal history and how to address it with potential employers. Topics include completing job applications, resume development, job search strategies, and interviewing.
  • “First Friday” Education Sessions (Monthly): We provide monthly presentations for directly-affected individuals to help them understand criminal records and current Georgia law, what services GJP can provide, and guidance on how to address a criminal record with potential employers.
  • Criminal Records Clinic (Monthly): Trained attorney volunteers are paired up with clients to discuss their criminal record, Georgia law and the barriers they have faced. If a solution is available, volunteer attorneys will assist clients in filing Motions and Petitions to restrict and seal their criminal records, for Retroactive First Offender, or for record restriction and Pardons.
  • A Guide to Understanding & Correcting Criminal Records in Georgia Manual: Created by GJP to help individuals with a Georgia criminal history, attorneys and service providers understand how to get a copy of a criminal history, correct mistakes, apply for record restriction and sealing (expungement), and/or apply for a pardon. Currently on its 4th edition, the manual will be updated in 2022.
  • Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE): Conducted throughout the year, CLEs are approved for 1-2 hour credits by the Georgia State Bar and can include topics such as ethics, professionalism and record restriction.
  • Legal Webinars/Legislative Updates: GJP is committed to educating legal practitioners, directly affected populations, and the community at large regarding criminal justice issues in Georgia. Virtual events are held throughout the year, vary in topic and regularly have between 100-200 individuals in attendance. Topics in 2021 include: Know-your-Rights seminars on probation reporting during COVID, Voting Rights for persons with a criminal history and early termination of probation.
  • Employment Roundtable: GJP gathers employers from across various industries to discuss the incentives and protections of hiring candidates with a criminal history. We engage with employers through all aspects of our work including: Record Restriction Summits aligned with job fairs, employer information sessions, advocacy opportunities of our policy initiatives, and helping align potential employees with vacancy needs.
  • Policy/Advocacy: The Georgia Legislature listens when the business community speaks. There is a growing interest from the corporate community to impact racial justice issues – none more relevant or pressing than in the criminal justice system. Working with the Metro (Atlanta) Chamber of Commerce the last few years, GJP has facilitated connecting the corporate community with meaningful criminal justice reform. For instance, in 2020 over a dozen companies openly expressed support for GJP’s SB 288 bill to expand expungement.

Interested in becoming a Justice in Action Corporate Partner?

To learn more about this program or if you have additional questions, please contact Development Director Ermis Zayas at 404-827-0027 ext. 217 or email Ermis@GJP.org.

To make a donation online by credit card:

Visit GJP's donation page and click the link to donate.
Choose “Corporate Partnership Program” under "What would you like your donation to support?"
The Donate button facilitates an immediate e-secure gift.

To make a donation by check:

Download our Corporate Partner Donation Form
Please make checks payable to: “Georgia Justice Project”

Announcing our Champion, Advocate and Protector level corporate partners for 2021-2022!

Visit our Corporate Partners page to learn more about our 2021-2022 supporters, and be sure to read the latest news about how companies are supporting our mission.

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