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Video: Volunteering With GJP
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Chaplain Gwen Boyd-Willis spent 15 years unable to find employment because of her criminal record. Thanks to Georgia-Pacific attorney & GJP volunteer Michael Davis, Gwen’s record has now been sealed (commonly known as “expungement”), making it possible for her to move on with her life. For this National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, we would like to share Gwen’s story with you as an example of how GJP volunteer attorneys are changing lives through pro bono record restriction services. Watch … read more Video: Volunteering With GJP

Volunteer Success Story – Al Adams
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We have an exciting update to a GJP success story to share! Recently, we shared news of a GJP appellate victory with the help of GJP volunteer attorney Al Adams (retired partner from Holland & Knight) that highlights the invaluable work our volunteer attorneys do to help our clients move beyond their criminal history and access opportunity. After Al’s tireless work, the Georgia Court of Appeals granted GJP’s request to reverse the Pulaski County Superior Court’s decision to deny GJP … read more Volunteer Success Story – Al Adams

Client Story – JT
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JT first came to GJP last year for help. A 17-year-old teen already caught in the revolving door of crime and poverty, he was motivated but struggling to stay on his track toward a better future. JT had a precarious start in life. Raised by his great-grandmother, JT had little connection with his biological parents, and found himself caught up in the juvenile justice system at a young age. JT had only completed school through the 10th grade, but was … read more Client Story – JT

NF’s Story
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GJP met NF when he was only 17 but facing serious criminal charges.  NF comes from a tight knight, low-income family. He wanted to contribute to the family income but had not completed high school and had no work skills or work history. A minor crime that he and a friend were involved in had gone very wrong. When GJP’s attorney and social worker interviewed NF, they were impressed by a young man who was bright and friendly despite having … read more NF’s Story

WJ’s Story
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GJP represented WJ many years ago on a serious criminal charge. During his decades of incarceration, GJP continued to provide him support and serve as a resource for his successful reentry. Over the next 30 years, we wrote, visited and sent him packages allowed by the Department of Corrections. We helped provide transport for his family to see him in prison so he could stay connected to them and we included his family in our Back to School and Holiday … read more WJ’s Story

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