Last week, we were thrilled to work with leaders and employees from REI on a major volunteer project while they were visiting Atlanta! As part of their ongoing leadership development efforts, these folks from REI helped GJP clean up the building we recently purchased to support our expanding our work on Edgewood Avenue, as well as organize files and help archive some of GJP’s historical materials. Thank you so much to everyone at REI who participated and lent us a … read more Thank You, REI!
Pictured left to right: GJP’s Social Services Director Atoyia Johnson; GJP Social Workers Rachel Gamblin, Ellen Goldwasser and Zandria Redding. When Georgia Justice Project (GJP) opened its doors in 1986, we quickly realized that we needed to combine legal services with social services to provide the support that people need after an arrest or incarceration to stop the revolving door of crime and poverty. Thus began GJP’s unique partnership of attorneys and social workers. Our work has expanded since then, … read more Happy National Social Work Month!
We are excited to share that we will be hosting our annual Grass Roots Justice Awards on April 27th, 2023 at the Fernbank Museum from 6pm – 9pm. We would love for you to join us to celebrate the community partners and volunteers that make the work of Georgia Justice Project possible. Every day, we rely on the support of countless people who remain committed to our clients and our effort to strengthen our community through holistic approaches and innovative … read more Save the Date: 2023 Grass Roots Justice Awards!
We write with exciting news – HB334 has been filed in the Georgia House of Representatives! Rep. Tyler Paul Smith, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, authored the bill. We are happy to work with Chairman Smith on this piece of legislation that will make expungement work better for more people. We will keep you informed when the bill is scheduled for a hearing. Until then, read below to hear more about why expungement reform will benefit all … read more Expungement Bill Filed! Support HB334!
GJP is growing! This year, 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. Alicia Gutierrez, Corporate Programs Manager Work/Education Background I went to Georgia State University where I got my bachelor’s degree in business administration and my master’s degree in public administration and Criminal Justice. I spent the last 4 … read more Welcoming New Staff at GJP!