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Victory in Criminal Records Appellate Case
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John Doe v. The State of Georgia On September 6, 2018, The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the ruling of a Bulloch County judge who refused to seal a criminal record for a youthful marijuana arrest, which resulted in the charges being dismissed, after the defendant went on to lead a crime-free life and advance his education and career. The court noted that the prosecutor had not introduced any evidence of why the public needed to know about this particular arrest, which … read more Victory in Criminal Records Appellate Case

GJP Receives The King Center’s “Dream Forward Social Justice Award”
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Georgia Justice Project was honored to receive the Dream Forward Social Justice Award at The King Center’s second annual Dream Forward Community Service Awards on January 9, 2018.  This recognition is given yearly to those who have demonstrated an outstanding impact in the community they serve as well as the work they do in helping to advance The King Center’s mission to carry Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s work of nonviolent social change. GJP was honored for … read more GJP Receives The King Center’s “Dream Forward Social Justice Award”

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Highlights GJP
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights Georgia Justice Project’s efforts to improve employment opportunities for individuals with a criminal record.  Read more here.

Executive Director Doug Ammar Featured in “Released”
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Executive Director Doug Ammar is featured in “Released,” a film presented by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. “Released” is a powerful documentary highlighting the importance of employment for the success of returning citizens. Watch the trailer below.  GJP staff attended a preview of the film on June 1st.  If you are interested in learning more or hosting a screening in your community, click here. 

Bills Effective on July 1, 2017
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Georgia Justice Project works with the state legislature and advocates for laws to reduce barriers to reentry for the 4.2 million Georgians with a criminal history. In the 2017 session, GJP assisted in the development of the following laws, which went into effect on July 1, 2017:  Program and Treatment Completion Certificates – Ga. Code Ann. § 42-3-2 The Department of Community Supervision may now issue Program and Treatment Completion Certificates to people on probation, which create a presumption of … read more Bills Effective on July 1, 2017


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