Today one of the largest employers in the United States, Koch Industries, joins Target, Walmart, Home Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond and implemented a fair chance hiring policy, known as “ban the box.” To read the article in USA TODAY, … Continue reading
Georgia Justice Project hosted its third annual 2015 Lobby Day to Enhance the Chance on March 11, 2015. This annual event is an opportunity for nonprofit leaders, service providers, advocates, and affected persons to speak with legislators about the barriers … Continue reading
Don’t Forget to Register for Lobby Day on Wednesday, March 11th Please register for GJP’s Annual Enhance the Chance Lobby Day at the Capitol to be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 8:30am – 1:00pm. Again, this will be our opportunity … Continue reading
Victory! Georgia becomes the first state in the South to “ban the box” on state employment applications.
Today Georgia joined thirteen states to become the first in the South to enact the fair hiring policy known as “ban the box.” This policy, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal through an executive order, postpones questions about a job applicant’s criminal … Continue reading
GJP Policy Recommendations Introduced to the General Assembly Last Week On Friday, February 12th two bills were introduced in the state house that include two of GJP policy recommendations that, if passed, will improve access to opportunities for Georgians with … Continue reading
Every year, of the past four years, the Governor’s Council on Criminal Justice Reform releases their annual report and recommendations to the General Assembly and public. Follow the link in order to be directed to the 2014-2015 Report of the Council … Continue reading
2014 Policy Forum Report (January 12, 2015)