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Announcement: Criminal Record Intake Will Close November 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023
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Intake for GJP’s Criminal Records Program will be closed and will not accept any new applications from November 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023. We will resume accepting new applications and responding to all new inquiries for criminal records assistance once we reopen intake in January. If you received an application before November 1st, but returned your completed application during our closure period, please note that we will not process your application until our intake reopens on Monday, January 2, … read more Announcement: Criminal Record Intake Will Close November 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Happy National Pro Bono Week! Celebrating 8 Years of GJP’s Criminal Records Clinic
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GJP would love to wish a very happy National Pro Bono week to our many dedicated legal volunteers! We could not reach nearly as many Georgians as we do without your support and hard work. Throughout the week, we will be recognizing recent milestones of our volunteers and the critical programs they support. For our first highlight, we are recognizing the 8-year anniversary of our Criminal Records Clinic and the legal volunteers who make it possible! At GJP, we believe … read more Happy National Pro Bono Week! Celebrating 8 Years of GJP’s Criminal Records Clinic

Legislative Occupational Licensing Taskforce
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Last Friday, Georgia Justice Project joined an informal Legislative Occupational Licensing Taskforce for a second meeting around reducing barriers to licensing opportunities for Georgians with a criminal record. The taskforce is led by Senator Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) and was hosted by Representative Patty Bentley (D-Butler) who is herself a licensed funeral home director. Our sincere thanks to these legislators for supporting this effort! With Georgia’s unemployment rate at an all time low (2.8%), a tight labor market is only getting … read more Legislative Occupational Licensing Taskforce

Restorative Justice Georgia Launches October 3rd
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Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is excited to announce the launch of Restorative Justice Georgia (RJG) – the first restorative justice program in the state that will utilize innovative and rehabilitative processes to address harms caused by felony offenses. Restorative justice is a victim-centered process that facilitates dialogue among the person responsible for a crime and the person who was harmed by the crime and creates a path for accountability. Restorative Justice Georgia will work with District Attorneys around the state … read more Restorative Justice Georgia Launches October 3rd

Reflections From Our 2022 Summer Interns
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Georgia Justice Project (GJP) was thrilled to host another group of stellar undergraduate and law student interns this summer. Over the past two months, these individuals have immersed themselves in our mission to serve Georgians impacted by the criminal justice system, and learned firsthand the great need for our services. Our summer interns supported GJP attorneys in their casework, conducted research beneficial to our policy work, helped plan and kickoff our annual Back-to-School Drive, and helped our intake team field … read more Reflections From Our 2022 Summer Interns


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