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GJP & Criminal Records

posted on March 14th, 2019  |  Read more

When it comes to record restriction, Georgia is behind. Criminal records create lifetime barriers under Georgia’s narrow expungement law. Unlike most other states, almost all convictions in Georgia stay on your record for life. Only certain misdemeanors an individual was … Continue reading

CLE Launches Metro Reentry Facility Pro Bono Clinic

posted on March 12th, 2019  |  Read more

On March 11, GJP hosted the “Coming Home: Removing Legal Barriers for Returning Citizens” CLE at the Georgia State Bar in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (USAO-NDA), Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Alston & Bird LLP, and King … Continue reading

Action Alert: Say NO to SB 164

posted on March 4th, 2019  |  Read more

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

Justice Day 2019!

posted on February 27th, 2019  |  Read more

On February 26th, 2019, Georgia Justice Project convened with 37 organizations across Atlanta to advocate for criminal justice reform at our annual Justice Day at the Capitol. This was our largest Justice Day event to-date, with over 500 directly-affected individuals, community leaders, … Continue reading

Justice Day 2019 Livestream

posted on February 22nd, 2019  |  Read more

February 26, 2019 – 9 AM to 1 PM Can’t make it to Justice Day at the Capitol this year? We’ve got great news! The program will be livestreamed, so now you can watch the entire program and advocate from … Continue reading