Last week, GJP had a wonderful visit with our partners at Indeed, who share our commitment to fair chance hiring through their Essentials to Work initiatives. GJP was invited to speak to over 100 national and international Indeed Vice Presidents about issues in Georgia’s criminal justice system, and GJP’s mission to lower the number of Georgians under correctional control and reduce barriers to reentry. A former GJP client, Gwen Boyd-Willis, shared her experience living with a record, and trying to … read more Thank you, Indeed!
Thank you all so much for joining GJP as we celebrated National Pro Bono week last week. We love showing appreciation to our fabulous volunteers, as well as members of our staff who make our volunteer legal programs possible. Thank you all again! To wrap up National Pro Bono Week, we wanted to share some of the highlights from GJP’s celebrations, including: The eighth anniversary of our Criminal Records Clinic At GJP, we believe that a criminal record should not … read more Highlights From National Pro Bono Week
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
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
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