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Grass Roots Justice Awards 2023 – Recap
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Thank you so much to all of our friends and supporters for another fantastic Grass Roots Justice Awards! Last Thursday, we gathered together to celebrate those who are fighting for a fairer, more just Georgia. Check out our recap & photos of the event below! Sheandra Clark Volunteers of the Year – Trinity Presbyterian Church Members of Trinity have been involved with GJP since 1993. A self-described church of lawyers, over the last year in particular the members of Trinity … read more Grass Roots Justice Awards 2023 – Recap

April is Second Chance Month
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Helping Georgians access second chances is a key element of GJP’s mission to create a more just Georgia. In honor of Second Chance Month, listen as GJP’s Executive Director, Doug Ammar, discusses why and how we at GJP are working towards this vision.

Center for Diversion and Services Groundbreaking Ceremony
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On Friday, March 31, core Atlanta stakeholders, including Georgia Justice Project, Fulton County, the City of Atlanta, Grady Health System, the Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative (PAD), and Bloomberg Associates broke ground on the future site of the Center for Diversion and Services. GJP will operate an innovative Warrant Resolution Clinic within the Diversion Center once operational in 2024. In March 2023, GJP began accepting referral cases through the warrant clinic and will continue to do so until the Center … read more Center for Diversion and Services Groundbreaking Ceremony

Congratulations to GJP’s Legal Director, Brenda Smeeton!
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GJP is proud to share that our own Brenda Smeeton, GJP’s Legal Director, has been selected by the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta (HBSCA) as a winner of its Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) Scholarships. This annual program grants local leaders access to executive education courses at Harvard Business School. Since its inception in 1997, the Club has awarded more than 100 outstanding nonprofit leaders in Georgia with the SEI Scholarship. Congratulations Brenda and thank you for all you do! … read more Congratulations to GJP’s Legal Director, Brenda Smeeton!

Thank You, REI!
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Last week, we were thrilled to work with leaders and employees from REI on a major volunteer project while they were visiting Atlanta! As part of their ongoing leadership development efforts, these folks from REI helped GJP clean up the building we recently purchased to support our expanding our work on Edgewood Avenue, as well as organize files and help archive some of GJP’s historical materials. Thank you so much to everyone at REI who participated and lent us a … read more Thank You, REI!


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