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GJP Receives The King Center’s “Dream Forward Social Justice Award”
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Georgia Justice Project was honored to receive the Dream Forward Social Justice Award at The King Center’s second annual Dream Forward Community Service Awards on January 9, 2018.  This recognition is given yearly to those who have demonstrated an outstanding impact in the community they serve as well as the work they do in helping to advance The King Center’s mission to carry Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s work of nonviolent social change. GJP was honored for … read more GJP Receives The King Center’s “Dream Forward Social Justice Award”

Doug Ammar – Davidson College 2016 Game Changer
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GJP’s Executive Director, Doug Ammar, was chosen as one of Davidson’s Game Changers.  Doug received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in 1984, and Davidson and GJP have worked together on several projects over the years. Davidson’s Game Changers, by definition, would be someone who questions the status quo and pushes themselves and others to achieve more than they thought possible, thereby offering what the world needs most from them.  Doug is being honored because of his selfless work with GJP, … read more Doug Ammar – Davidson College 2016 Game Changer

State Bar of Georgia Recognizes Michele Young and GJP’s Criminal Records Clinic
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On Thursday, October 27, the State Bar of Georgia awarded one of GJP’s volunteers, Michele Young, as a 2016 recipient of the H. Sol. Clark Pro Bono Award.  Michele was honored for her professionalism and commitment to the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to the marginalized and underserved through her work on criminal record restriction.  Michele has volunteered with GJP for two years, and brought expertise, insight and depth to our work on criminal records.   Georgia Justice Project … read more State Bar of Georgia Recognizes Michele Young and GJP’s Criminal Records Clinic

Marissa McCall Dodson named in Daily Report’s
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Congrats to GJP’s Policy Director & Attorney, Marissa McCall Dodson, on being named in the Daily Report’s “On the Rise 2015”.  Read the full article here as she discusses the progress of criminal justice reform in Georgia.

Policy Director Marissa McCall Dodson to be Awarded “Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award” by National’s Criminal Defense Bar
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Marissa McCall Dodson, GJP’s Policy Director and Attorney was honored on July 24, 2015  with the National Association of Criminal Justice Lawyers’ (NACDL) Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award at NACDL’s 14th Annual State Criminal Justice Network conference in Denver, Colorado. The Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award recognizes an individual or group who has made exceptional efforts advocating for progressive reform of a state’s criminal justice system. Marissa received this award in large part because of her tireless efforts … read more Policy Director Marissa McCall Dodson to be Awarded “Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award” by National’s Criminal Defense Bar


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