Georgia Justice Project is leading the way to create a New Southern Strategy Coalition to improve access to employment, housing and benefits for Southerners who have a criminal history. GJP is working with The Southern Coalition for Social Justice, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, The National H.I.R.E. Network, and the National Employment Law Project on the Coalition Steering Committee.
Organizations participating in the New Southern Strategy Coalition include direct service providers, community organizers and policy advocates working to remove the many barriers that people with a criminal history face when attempting to reintegrate into society and become productive citizens. The newly formed Coalition seeks to address the unique need for networking and information-sharing that exists for reentry service providers and advocates in the South.
The Coalition will host its second meeting February 7 and 8, 2013, in Durham, North Carolina. Due to space and funding limitations, this is an invitation-only event. To find out more about the Coalition’s work or the upcoming event, email Brenda Smeeton.