We are excited to share that we will be hosting our annual Grass Roots Justice Awards on April 27th, 2023 at the Fernbank Museum from 6pm – 9pm. We would love for you to join us to celebrate the community partners and volunteers that make the work of Georgia Justice Project possible. Every day, we rely on the support of countless people who remain committed to our clients and our effort to strengthen our community through holistic approaches and innovative … read more Save the Date: 2023 Grass Roots Justice Awards!
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!
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.
The Atlanta Gas Light Foundation has awarded a grant to Georgia Justice Project to help expand its ability to reach the estimated 1.5 million people in Georgia who are now eligible to have their criminal records restricted following Georgia’s “second chance” law (SB 288). Learn more here!
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