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.
The Georgia Justice Project was selected as the 2007 recipient of the Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Action for best community partner. GJP receives this award because of the partnership it has forged with the internship programs of the Georgia State’s Law School, Department of Criminal Justice, School of Social Work and relationship with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Click here to read more
Georgia Justice Project is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Doug Ammar, is the 2006 recipient of the Evelyn G. Ullman Innovative Leadership Award. This award is presented annually by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to individuals who exemplify “outstanding leadership in addressing a community issue.” Click here to read more.
The Georgia Justice Project is honored to be selected as an Honoree by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2006 Families Count: The National Honors Program. GJP is one of three organizations in the country to receive the Award this year.
On Saturday, December 3rd, GJP held our annual Client Christmas party at First Presbyterian Church. This year more than 160 clients were in attendance. Thanks to our many Board members, volunteers, donors, and friends who donated gifts, money, gift cards, wrapped gifts, and helped on the day of the event. We would not be able to have such successful events without your dedication and support. We appreciate each and every one of you.
We are proud to announce the opening of our Coming Home Office in Macon, GA staffed by attorney, Ashley Deadwyler. GJP held our first Macon Advisory Committee Meeting on November 30, 2011 followed by an Open House. We are excited about our presence in Macon and all the work that’s being put forth.