GJP’s Executive Director, Douglas Ammar, was interviewed about “Band the Box” for this article in the Equal Times. “Lawyer-author Michelle Alexander and others have made progress in recent years in raising awareness about such issues, says Doug Ammar, executive … Continue reading
On February 2, 2017, GJP partnered with 13 co-sponsoring organizations and 275 directly impacted individuals and concerned citizens from all across Georgia to promote criminal justice reform in our state. Attendees learned about current reform efforts, had the opportunity to … Continue reading
Fulton County held their second Record Restriction Summit on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Ebenezer Baptist Church. GJP staff assisted in the organization and facilitation of the event, including a Q & A session lead by our Executive Director, Doug … Continue reading
JIM CROW AMERICA: RACIAL JUSTICE IN 2017 Explore the residual effect of policies reminiscent of Jim Crow Laws on the criminal justice system and communities of color. Following a welcoming reception, the program features a presentation and interactive roundtable discussion with the … Continue reading
Read this report from The Heritage Foundation, a conservative research and education institution. There is “growing evidence that a number of collateral consequences may frustrate reintegration into the community and encourage recidivism.” This report calls for legislators to reassess existing collateral … Continue reading
Former GJP clients Ricks, April and Theo shared their personal stories from their experiences with GJP. Listen to their testimonies of second chances and what it means to be a part of Georgia Justice Project’s family.