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.
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.
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.