Georgia Justice Project’s Policy Director and Attorney, Marissa McCall Dodson, was one of 40 lawyers selected in the Daily Report’s “40 Under 40 on the Rise” for their 2015 class. This honor acknowledges Georgia lawyers who are making a difference in their communities. Read the full article here.
The Georgia Justice Project has been selected to receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School. Other organizations receiving this award are: East Lake Foundation, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability, Our House Inc., Project Grad, Furniture Bank of Atlanta, Men Stopping Violence, and Bobby Dodd Institute. GJP is honored to receive this award and be recognized for the work … read more GJP Receives MLK Community Service Award
“I used to think that criminal activity was truly indicative of someone’s character. That somehow, the moments in which a person chose to harm someone else or break the law were an accurate reflection of that person’sentire character, even invalidating or undermining all the other moments of that person’s life in which they were responsible, honest, moral and compassionate. Now I know that the truth is, of course, not nearly so simple, that we are all very complex people capable of making both … read more An Intern’s Reflection “I Used to Think…Now I Know”
Will never had a chance. The oldest of six children, his father was a drug dealer and his mother an addict. His role model was an uncle in prison. When asked why he chose him as role model, Will replied: “Because he never hit me.”