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!
We have great news to share! GJP is grateful to the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce for endorsing our expungement bill (SB 257) that will remove barriers to employment for people with past involvement in the criminal legal system. Read the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s letter of support here. Read the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s letter of support here. Learn more about our 2022 policy agenda here.
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
In honor of National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) would like to recognize the efforts of the GACDL members volunteering to help Georgians move past their criminal record through the Freedom Expungement Project. The Project, which launched in July, has mobilized and trained GACDL members to represent Georgians pro bono on criminal records issues, with the goal of breaking down barriers to jobs, housing, and other opportunities … read more The Freedom Expungement Project – GJP & GACDL
Announcing our Champion, Advocate, and Protector level corporate partners for 2021-2022! The role of corporations in philanthropy has never been more important. While donations are still a key part of supporting the work of Georgia Justice Project, we understand that companies frequently want to engage their employees in volunteerism, support initiatives with direct community impacts and to utilize their influence to move the needle for systemic change. The Justice in Action Corporate Partnership Program engages corporate donors across varying channels … read more Meet Our Corporate Partners!