January 2011, Georgia Justice Project closed New Horizon Landscaping – the social venture that has been a source of job training and employment for numerous GJP clients over the last 17 years.
This was a difficult decision for our leadership. The reasons for the decision were twofold:
1. Changes in the economy at large as well as in the landscaping/lawn service industry made it impossible to operate NHL except with a very substantial subsidy from GJP.
2. GJP determined that it could provide more of its clients with job readiness- training through its own social workers and by partnering with other non-profit – without diverting as much money from GJP’s core mission.
GJP remains committed to our core work on behalf of the poorest members of our community who are trying hard, against long odds, to get their lives back on track. Employment is central to our clients’ ability to be successful in moving on with their lives, and GJP has developed effective alternatives to NHL that can help them do just that.
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts.