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
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!
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!
Pictured left to right: GJP’s Social Services Director Atoyia Johnson; GJP Social Workers Rachel Gamblin, Ellen Goldwasser and Zandria Redding. When Georgia Justice Project (GJP) opened its doors in 1986, we quickly realized that we needed to combine legal services with social services to provide the support that people need after an arrest or incarceration to stop the revolving door of crime and poverty. Thus began GJP’s unique partnership of attorneys and social workers. Our work has expanded since then, … read more Happy National Social Work Month!
We are excited to share that we will be hosting our annual Grass Roots Justice Awards on April 27th, 2023 at the Fernbank Museum from 6pm – 9pm. We would love for you to join us to celebrate the community partners and volunteers that make the work of Georgia Justice Project possible. Every day, we rely on the support of countless people who remain committed to our clients and our effort to strengthen our community through holistic approaches and innovative … read more Save the Date: 2023 Grass Roots Justice Awards!