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
This week, GJP held another annual Back-to-School drive for the children of our clients! Each year, GJP gives backpacks stuffed with required school supplies to the school-age children of our client families, to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming school year. As a precaution against COVID-19, GJP continues to hold these events in a drive-thru format to keep our families, staff and interns as safe as possible. This year, we were able to provide backpacks for over 160 … read more Back to School, 2022!
Working at GJP for the past eight weeks, there has been no shortage of new experiences for me, and most of them have left a lasting impression. On our very first day, I recall our supervisor Dominque sat down with the undergrad interns , looked us in the eyes, and said, “Never cut someone off when they’re explaining their situation to you. There are ways to get to the information you need by redirecting them, but you should never just … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Gabby
My time spent at Georgia Justice Project has produced some of the most enriching experiences of my life. From talking to directly impacted individuals who are attempting to expunge their record, to helping attorneys and our policy team ensure that SB105 is properly implemented to assist with individuals seeking early termination of their felony probation, I have learned to see criminal justice reform from a completely new perspective. Additionally, being a part of weekly lunch-and-learns with a variety of speakers … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Zach
Call me crazy, but when I started law school, I didn’t necessarily see myself practicing law one day—at least in any traditional sense. I was most interested in community organizing and social movement building and using whatever tools and perspectives I may gain in law school to contribute to building power around neglected communities and progressive movements, especially those oriented around police and prison abolition. Soon after starting, though, I learned of holistic public defense—the combination of indigent criminal defense … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Shaun