GJP’s Doug Ammar to serve on Smart Justice Advisory Council

Georgia Justice Project’s Executive Director Doug Ammar has been invited by the Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, John Eaves, to serve on the newly created Smart Justice Advisory Council. This council will be composed of a number of Fulton County criminal justice system stakeholders, as well as invested leaders from the community, from areas such as education, religion, and community outreach. Members of the council will work to create a coordinated strategy to divert young people from criminal behavior, help identify alternative program frameworks, help increase the arrest to adjudication rates, and  help create post release assistance programs.

Mr. Ammar has been invited to join this council because of his long-time leadership of GJP and his commitment to those caught up in the criminal justice system. For over 25 years, the Georgia Justice Project has worked to break the cycle of poverty and crime by providing free legal representation combined with long-term social services support for poor people in Fulton and Dekalb Counties.  The result: GJP helps change individual lives, strengthens families, and makes the community safer.