Have you or someone you know been incarcerated for failure to pay child support? Has mounting debt caused you to lose your job and ability to care for yourself and your kids? We want to hear from you! Georgia Justice Project is working to end this practice of debt-based imprisonment. In Georgia, unpayable child support debt deepens and solidifies cycles of poverty and incarceration, barring people from employment and leaving children abandoned. GJP wants to hear directly from people and … read more Incarceration and Child Support Debt – We Want to Hear From You!
GJP was featured on WABE’s Closer Look with Rose Scott this week during a 2-part series in which conversations were held with various organizations regarding eviction and the affordable housing crisis in Georgia. GJP attorney Natasha Alladina was interviewed during the second part of the series, where she spoke about the barriers to accessing stable, affordable housing for people with a criminal record – even when an arrest has not resulted in a conviction. Ms. Alladina discussed the enormous amount … read more GJP Featured on WABE’s Closer Look with Rose Scott
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
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, there will be a press conference at 12:00 PM at the Georgia Capitol in the Rotunda, organized by the Office of Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard, to highlight the need for restriction of convictions in Georgia. Since Georgia Justice Project’s (GJP) policy work began 10 years ago, we have worked to reduce barriers for justice-involved individuals by limiting public access to criminal records. The restricting and sealing of certain, older convictions would remove barriers … read more Event Highlighting the Need for Restriction of Convictions in Georgia