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!
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!