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
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is excited to announce the launch of Restorative Justice Georgia (RJG) – the first restorative justice program in the state that will utilize innovative and rehabilitative processes to address harms caused by felony offenses. Restorative justice is a victim-centered process that facilitates dialogue among the person responsible for a crime and the person who was harmed by the crime and creates a path for accountability. Restorative Justice Georgia will work with District Attorneys around the state … read more Restorative Justice Georgia Launches October 3rd
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!