Congratulations to Deborah Poole for being selected to receive the Atlanta Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award for 2012!
On Saturday, July 23rd, The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) presented GJP’s attorney, Deborah Poole, with the Barbara A. Harris Award for Service to the Community at the GABWA Founders Awards.
ADL honors outstanding attorneys at 13th Annual Jurisprudence Luncheon: Doug Ammar, Steve Clay, Haley Schwartz recognized for commitment to Social Justice.
On October 28th at a reception at the Atlanta History Center, Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced $450,000 in flexible funding and leadership training to local metro Atlanta nonprofits through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, bringing the bank’s total commitment in Atlanta through the program to $3.15 million since 2004.
Georgia Justice Project and Atlanta Victim Assistance were named the two 2010 Metro Atlanta Neighborhood Builders®
The nonprofit category of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. The organizations, headquartered in downtown Atlanta, will each receive $200,000 in unrestricted grant funding and participate in Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Program® with other nonprofit leaders from 44 communities across the country and from London.
Georgia Justice Project received a 2-year, $150,000 grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation for support of its Coming Home Program. The gift will support our efforts to raise awareness among various stakeholder groups of the collateral consequences of an arrest or conviction in Georgia. In addition, the gift will provide support to GJP as we work for smart legislative changes that can impact the millions of people with a criminal record in Georgia who are trying to get on with their lives. To read more about Babcock, Click here to read more.
Deborah Poole, Senior Attorney for Georgia Justice Project, nationally recognized innovative non-profit that provides legal representation coupled with comprehensive social services to ensure justice for poor individuals criminally accused in Atlanta, Georgia. Deborah received the 2007 R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award, at the Atlanta Bar Association headquarters in February, 2008.