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Governor Kemp Signs Bipartisan Second Chance Bill
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ATLANTA, August 6th, 2020 – Governor Kemp has signed legislation that will provide a process for rehabilitated Georgians to move beyond their criminal history by restricting and sealing certain conviction records – a process most states call expungement.  SB 288 benefits not only the individuals who have demonstrated they are rehabilitated yet continue to face barriers to economic self-sufficiency and stability, but also protects employers from liability and ensures they can hire the candidate most qualified for the job.  Due … read more Governor Kemp Signs Bipartisan Second Chance Bill

GJP’s Response to Police Brutality and Protests Across the Nation
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Georgia Justice Project (GJP) stands in solidarity with those who are lifting their voices to decry the recent incidents of racially-motivated violence against people of color. We stand with the families and communities of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have lost their lives or who have been traumatized by a criminal legal system that is infected with racism at every level. For nearly 35 years, GJP has represented individuals who are facing criminal charges and … read more GJP’s Response to Police Brutality and Protests Across the Nation

GJP Featured on 11Alive and Fox 5 Atlanta
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Georgia Justice Project (GJP) made rounds in local news last week! Check out the stories below to learn more about the work on expungement issues that GJP is doing throughout Georgia. 11 Alive reporter and GJP volunteer attorney, Bill Liss, covered a story last week about GJP’s involvement in the Opportunity ATL Job Fair and expungement event hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. This was the first multi-county expungement event in Georgia. The event was the latest iteration … read more GJP Featured on 11Alive and Fox 5 Atlanta

GJP Recognized in 2019 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50
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Georgia Justice Project’s (GJP) Executive Director, Doug Ammar, was recently included as one of the 2019 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50! This honor is awarded annually to 50 nonprofit working executives for their innovation, influence, and development of organizational models that can and should be replicated. Doug and GJP were recognized for a focus on re-entry and a holistic model of criminal defense services. GJP has provided a holistic model of service to low income people in Georgia … read more GJP Recognized in 2019 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50

GJP Discusses Expungement in Georgia on Rock 100.5
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GJP legal director Brenda Smeeton appeared on Rock 100.5’s Bailey and Southside yesterday morning with Kenya Johnson from the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office to talk about the virtual Father’s Day expungement summit happening until June 16th and the need to expand expungement in Georgia. The upcoming summit, focusing on second chances for fathers, will streamline the process of restricting misdemeanor arrests in Fulton County from your criminal record free of cost, entirely online. Applicants must pre-register here by June 16. … read more GJP Discusses Expungement in Georgia on Rock 100.5


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