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Back to School Thank You

Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, interns, and supporters for making GJP’s 5th Annual Back to School event a success. Because of you, we were able to provide backpacks and a safe, fun-filled event to our clients and their families.

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Symposium to Address Governor Deal’s Prison Reform Bill and the Impact of Incarceration on Georgia and County Government

Incarceration and its impact on the state is a major concern for Governor Deal and other lawmakers. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections (2011), Georgia has the fifth – largest prison population in the country, and spends $1 billion a year on Corrections. In addition, about seventy-five percent of Georgia prison inmates are incarcerated due to an alcohol or drug addiction, and approximately 95% of offenders who enter prison will eventually be released to the community.

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5th Annual Back-2-School Event

GJP will host our 5th Annual Back-2-School Event on Saturday, July 16th 11am – 2pm. This is an annual fun filled event with information booths, games, boxed lunches from Chick-Fil-A, a family atmosphere, and fully stocked backpacks for the children. This year our event will be at the Dunbar Center Gymnasium, 477 Windsor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312.

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Symposium addressing Governor’s Prison Reform Bill

Atlanta, GA – Incarceration and its impact on the state is a major concern for Governor Deal and other lawmakers. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections (2011), Georgia has the fifth – largest prison population in the country, and spends $1 billion a year on Corrections. In addition, about seventy-five percent of Georgia prison inmates are incarcerated due to an alcohol or drug addiction, and approximately 95% of offenders who enter prison will eventually be released to the community.

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GJP’s Annual Client Christmas Event

On December 4, 2010, GJP will host its Annual Client Christmas Event at First Presbyterian Church. GJP staff, volunteers and our client guests gather to share a sit-down dinner, a special program, a visit from Santa Claus, gifts for all client children, and gift cards for client families.

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2010 Grass Roots Justice Awards

The 2010 Grass Roots Justice Awards event, benefiting Georgia Justice Project, was held on October 12th at Greystone Hall, Piedmont Park. Over 200 guests enjoyed cocktails, conversation, dinner and an unlikely mix of honorees at this beautiful new event space overlooking the pool and Lake Clara Meer.

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