This semester, GJP is excited to welcome a new legal intern to our team. Read on to learn more about Samuel Robertson, and why he has chosen to join us for the next few months! Though Sam grew up in North Carolina and spent much of his early post-graduate career in Los Angeles, he is currently attending the Georgia State University College of Law. This spring, he will be working alongside GJP’s Criminal Defense team under the supervision of our … read more GJP’s New Legal Intern – Samuel Robertson
“Our core principle is that having a conviction shouldn’t be a lifetime sentence. It shouldn’t be a perpetual punishment.” – GJP’s Doug Ammar. Check out this article from State Affairs on Georgia’s probation system as well as reform efforts, including SB 105 – Georgia’s early termination of probation law, championed by GJP. Thank you State Affairs GA and Jill Sieder for highlighting these issues! https://stateaffairs.com/georgia/georgias-punishing-probation-system-balancing-public-safety-with-giving-people-a-second-chance/
Last week, GJP officially signed our first MOU for Restorative Justice Georgia! GJP will receive referrals for restorative justice cases from the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. At the signing, GJP’s Executive Director, Doug Ammar, remarked: “We are thrilled to have our first official MOU signed for Restorative Justice Georgia – thank you to all of our friends at Douglas County for working with us on this innovative new program.” More information on Restorative Justice Georgia here: GJP.org/restorativejustice.
GJP’s Doug Ammar and Rami El Gharib recently joined the See You in Court podcast to discuss Restorative Justice Georgia! Listen in to learn more about what restorative justice looks like and why GJP has established an RJ program in Georgia. https://seeyouincourt.squarespace.com/episodes/7lzwqbjnt68msc436lx92d4ko8e6rq-hs7h7-yxzbx
GJP’s Holiday Party was back in-person this year! As part of our holistic intervention, GJP is committed to staying connected to our clients, in part through twice-yearly parties. In 2020 and 2021, we had to adjust our Holiday Party to a “drive-thru” event that would be safer for our clients, their families, and staff during the pandemic. This year, we were able to join our clients again in person complete with a holiday meal, crafts and activities, a visit from … read more GJP’s 2022 Holiday Party