GJP would love to wish a very happy National Pro Bono week to our many dedicated legal volunteers! We could not reach nearly as many Georgians as we do without your support and hard work. Throughout the week, we will be recognizing recent milestones of our volunteers and the critical programs they support.
For our first highlight, we are recognizing the 8-year anniversary of our Criminal Records Clinic and the legal volunteers who make it possible!
At GJP, we believe that a criminal record should not lead to a life sentence of poverty and unemployment. 8 years ago, as we saw the need for record clearing services grow, GJP established our Criminal Records Clinic and invited volunteer attorneys and other legal professionals to help us break down barriers to opportunity for Georgians.
Since then, hundreds of volunteers have been paired with as many GJP clients to help clear their criminal history and obtain a new lease on life. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who have participated in GJP's legal opportunities! Here’s to many more years of serving Georgians together!
Check out the below stories of volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our clients and visit GJP.org/volunteer to learn more about being a legal volunteer with GJP.