Over the last 8 years, Georgia Justice Project has organized the annual Justice Day at the Capitol, bringing together directly affected individuals, community organizations, and advocates to promote criminal justice reform in Georgia. Since 2017, GJP has partnered with the Justice Reform Partnership and other criminal justice focused organizations in Georgia to host Justice Day.
On Justice Day, directly impacted individuals and leaders in the criminal justice reform movement take the stage to share their stories and call the community to action around issues related to juvenile justice, mental and behavioral health, bail reform, reentry, and the expungement of convictions. Attendees receive advocacy training, lobby with their legislators at the Capitol, participate in letter writing campaigns, or take part in facilitated story telling activities.
On February 26th, 2019, Georgia Justice Project convened with 37 organizations across Atlanta to advocate for criminal justice reform at our annual Justice Day at the Capitol. This was our largest Justice Day event to-date, with over 500 directly-affected individuals, community leaders, and concerned citizens in attendance.
Justice Day at the Capitol 2020 – Information coming soon!