Archives: Legislative Updates

Updates about Policy & Advocacy

Second Chances Advocacy Toolkit

Whether you attended or were unable to make it, Second Chance Day on February 5th was just the beginning! You can continue to advocate for second chances throughout the legislative session by urging legislators to support a change in the law that would allow … Continue reading

Action Alert: Say NO to SB 164

We need you to take action now! Say NO to SB 164 and oppose bad bail bills in Georgia.  SB 164 mandates the extended incarceration of people who can’t pay cash bail when charged with nearly every offense, including local … Continue reading

Bills Effective on July 1, 2017

Georgia Justice Project works with the state legislature and advocates for laws to reduce barriers to reentry for the 4.2 million Georgians with a criminal history. In the 2017 session, GJP assisted in the development of the following laws, which … Continue reading

Georgia Bills Passed on March 1, 2017

Crossover Day was Friday, March 3. This is the last day that bills needed to cross over from one chamber to the other in order to potentially become law this year. The Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform … Continue reading