GJP IN THE NEWS

Recent articles featuring Georgia Justice Project.

State Affairs"New Georgia Law Could Help 100,000 Drivers Avoid License Suspensions" May 28, 2022

11Alive "Record restriction clinic aims to offer second chance to Fulton County residents" May 7, 2022

WABE "A former prisoner's journey to redemption in Out of Hand Theatre's production 'Calf'" May 6, 2022

AJC"Staged in homes, Out of Hand's "Calf" doesn't fully hit home" April 28, 2022

Savannah Now"Savannah woman's quest to restrict record delayed - again" April 11, 2022

The Center Square –  “Georgia Senate passes bill to make it easier to seal criminal  records”  February 7, 2022

Johnson City Press“Georgia Senate passes bill to make it easier to seal criminal records”  February 7, 2022

Johnson City Press“Criminal justice reform efforts in Georgia Legislature would remove job barriers”   February 1, 2022

Georgia Recorder“Criminal justice reform efforts in Georgia Legislature collide with back-the-blue mood”   January 31, 2022

The Current“Criminal justice reform efforts in Georgia Legislature collide with back-the-blue mood”   January 31, 2022

KPVI“Georgia Senate passes bill to make it easier to seal criminal records”   January 25, 2022

Atlanta Daily World“Georgia Justice Project Breaks Down Barriers for Formerly Incarcerated People”   January 11, 2022

WABE  “Atlanta musicians perform a gospel brunch to benefit the Georgia Justice Project”  November 23, 2021

Decaturish  “Georgia State Representative, Georgia Justice Project hosting early termination of probation symposium”  November 10, 2021

On Common Ground News  “Georgia Rep. Angela Moore to host symposium on Early Termination of Probation Sentences”   November 7, 2021

PR Newswire  “Atlanta Gas Light Foundation Donates to Georgia Justice Project to Help Advance Economic, Educational, and Housing Opportunities for Rehabilitated Georgians”  November 4, 2021

Law.com  “Freedom Expungement Project Provides Free Legal Service for Georgians; Volunteer Lawyers Sought”  October 29, 2021

Broadway World  “Out of Hand Theater Announces 20th Anniversary Season”   October 4, 2021

Gainesville Times  “Want to seal your records? Northeastern Judicial Circuit town hall explains what can be done under new law”  September 27, 2021

Black Enterprise  “Atlanta Chaplain Gwendale Boyd-Willis gets her record expunged 16 years after her release”   September 25, 2021

USA Today  “Chaplain: My criminal record is sealed; more ex-offenders deserve the same”   September 21, 2021

Law & Crime  “New Bill Passed to Lower Probation Sentences”  September 9, 2021

11Alive  “Fulton County joins efforts to restrict criminal records, opening job and housing opportunities”  August 14, 2021

Georgia Public Broadcasting  “I Need to Be Able to Vote: Probation Law Opens a New Pool of Voters”  July 22, 2021

A Closer Look with Rose Scott  “Cobb Second Chance Desk Now Open to the Public”  July 13, 2021

WABE  “Second Chance Desk Created to Help Georgians Remove Certain Convictions from Criminal Record”  July 13, 2021

Women in Government Relations  “WGR Announces 2021 Excellence in Advocacy”  June 22, 2021

Capitol Beat  “Georgia Power Foundation awards grant to Georgia Justice Project”  June 22, 2021

The Saporta Report  “Achieving Criminal Justice Reform in the South: Georgia Justice Project and SB 105”  June 22, 2021

Johnson City Press  “Georgia Power Foundation announces $500,000 investment in Georgia Justice Project initiative”  June 22, 2021

AJC  “Cobb DA arrest expungement program begins this week”  June 21, 2021

Cobb County Courier  “Cobb DA Announces Support of Second Chance Desk”  June 20, 2021

11Alive  “TEGNA Foundation and 11Alive award grants to 10 Atlanta area nonprofit organizations”  June 17, 2021

CBS46  “Cobb county to open a record-restriction help desk”  June 16, 2021

Fox 5 Atlanta  “Cobb county to house first ever ‘Second Chance Desk’ for record expungement”  June 16, 2021

11Alive  “Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church holds record expungement to mark Juneteenth”  June 16, 2021

WTVM  “New GA law to terminate probation early”  May 25, 2021

Georgia Recorder  “Decision time for police funding and other law and order legislation”  May 7, 2021

Georgia Public Broadcasting  “Decision time for police funding and other law and order legislation”  May 7, 2021

11Alive  “New Georgia law will soften state’s strict probation system”  May 6, 2021

MSN  “Kemp signs Georgia probation reform bill”  May 4, 2021

Henry Herald  “Probation reform bill signed into law, takes effect immediately”  May 4, 2021

Atlanta Civic Circle  “Georgia enacts new probation reform law”  May 4, 2021

Saporta Report  “Georgia enacts new probation reform law”  May 4, 2021

Washington Examiner  “Kemp signs Georgia probation reform bill”  May 4, 2021

The Center Square  “Kemp signs Georgia probation reform bill”  May 3, 2021

Albany Herald  “Governor Brian Kemp signs probation reform bill”  May 3, 2021

Atlanta Daily World  “Probation reform bill signed into Georgia law”  May 3, 2021

Jackson Progress-Argus  “Governor Brian Kemp signs Georgia probation reform bill”  May 3, 2021

Fox 5 Atlanta  “Fulton County to expunge 300+ criminal records by Juneteenth”  April 28, 2021

KD Bowe Show  “Juneteenth Record Restriction Summit”  April 28, 2021

Atlanta Black Star  “Metro Atlanta Organizations Seek to Help 300 People Expunge Misdemeanor Records by Juneteenth”  April 28, 2021

Fox 5 Atlanta  “Fulton County taking applications for Juneteenth Record Restriction/Expungement Summit”  April 26, 2021

Atlanta Civic Circle  “Game-changing probation bill headed to Gov. Kemp’s desk”  March 30, 2021

Atlanta Daily World  “Early Termination for Probation Receives Approval from Georgia Assembly”  March 30, 2021

The Center Square  “Georgia Probation bill gets final nod from General Assembly”  March 29, 2021

Johnson City Press  “REFORM Alliance Praises Georgia Legislature for Passing Key Reforms to Probation System”  March 29, 2021

Saporta Report  “40K+ Georgians on probation who don’t need to be”  March 11, 2021

WGAU 98.7FM  “Athens schedules arrest record restriction event”  March 10, 2021

WABE  “Georgia Senate Approved Bill to Streamline Probation System”  March 5, 2021

US News & World Report  “Georgia Senate Moves to Streamline Probation Termination”  February 25, 2021

Atlanta Journal Constitution  “Georgia Senate passes bill to get people off probation early”  February 25, 2021

Atlanta Voice  “Probation reform bill unanimously passes Georgia Senate chamber”  February 25, 2021

The Center Square  “Probation reform bill to streamline early termination process advances from Georgia Senate”  February 25, 2021

Peach Pundit  “Reentry Reform Bills Introduced in Legislature”  February 13, 2021

Capitol Beat  “Georgia lawmakers eye citizen's arrest changes, no-know warrants ban”  February 12, 2021

Northwest Georgia News  “Georgia lawmakers eye citizen's arrest changes, no-know warrants ban”  February 12, 2021

Henry Herald  “Sen. Brian Strickland introduced probation reform bill”  February 10, 2021

Atlanta Daily World  “Georgia Probation Reform Bill to Reduce Sentences Introduced”  February 10, 2021

Atlanta Journal Constitution  “New Cobb District Attorney promotes alternatives to prison, criminal records restrictions”  February 1, 2021

Black Enterprise  “Atlanta chaplain Gwendale Boyd-Willis kept her faith through prison and made a new life upon release”  February 1, 2021

Law360  “DA Looks to Act on Ga.’s Expanded Expungement Eligibility”  January 27, 2021

Fox 5 Atlanta  “Expungement help desk in Cobb County offers clean slate for some criminal offenses”  January 26, 2021

CBS46  “Cobb DA’s office forming ‘help desk’ to assist citizens in expunging criminal records”  January 25, 2021

Times-Georgian  “Swindle: A true second chance”  January 18, 2021

Atlanta Journal Constitution  “Even in tough times, inspiring Atlantans march on, motivate”  January 1, 2021

Georgia Public Broadcasting  “‘Second Chance’ Law Takes Effect – Offers Hope to Georgians with Criminal Past”  January 1, 2021

The Center Square  “Criminal records expungement expansion in Georgia takes effect Jan. 1”  December 28, 2020

Equal Justice Works  “Elizabeth Rainwater”  Date Unknown

Equal Justice Works  “Emmy Williams”  Date Unknown

Our American Stories  “Opportunity America: You Don’t Know My Story”  Date Unknown

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