Working with Georgia Justice Project (GJP) changed me in ways I didn’t expect. From interviewing potential clients in local jails and prisons, counseling citizens who are striving to overcome barriers to success because of a mistake they made years ago, speaking with GA Supreme Court Justices about legal reform, working in the same neighborhood where MLK, Jr. grew up, witnessing GJP clients defy the odds — to collaborating with colleagues on how our daily work intersects with, and challenges, our … read more 2022 Summer Intern Reflections – Lindsey
Don’t forget these 5 fast facts about Georgia’s new criminal record clearing law! This is a first for Georgia. Before this new law, almost all convictions stayed on your record for life. As of 2021, you can now petition the court to restrict and seal (expunge) certain convictions from your record. Many pardoned felonies are included. If you receive a pardon for a felony conviction you can petition the court to restrict and seal the record, unless the conviction was … read more Reminder: Georgia’s New Record Clearing Law
A driver’s license is essential to getting and keeping a job in Georgia. Despite this, thousands of Georgians have their license suspended every year for reasons unrelated to dangerous driving, making it difficult to maintain employment and support their families. To address this, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) partnered with community organizations and the business community to champion a new law (SB 10) that both reduces driver’s license suspensions and provides a better path for drivers to get licenses back after … read more Driver’s License Suspension Reform Law Goes Into Effect!
After a two-year hiatus, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) gathered in person with supporters earlier this month for our annual Grass Roots Justice Awards to celebrate the individuals, partners and organizations that make our work possible. GJP’s Board Chair, Robert Preston Brown (McKenny’s, Inc.), opened the event by thanking supporters for their continued commitment to serving those impacted by the criminal legal system: “During this time of great uncertainty, there were glimmers of hope to be found all around us… we come together … read more Grass Roots Justice Awards Recap – Thank You to our Partners and Supporters!
GJP is growing! This summer, we are excited to welcome several new staff members who will help GJP expand our capacity to lower the number of Georgians under correctional control and reduce barriers to reentry. Learn more about them and our work below. Meghan Callier, Staff Attorney (she/her) Work/Education Background I attended college at Emory University and law school at the University of Georgia. I began my legal career as an Assistant Public Defender back in 2012 with the Fulton … read more Welcoming New Staff at GJP!