Through GJP’s work with Governor Nathan Deal and his Council on Criminal Justice Reform, the lifetime ban on food stamps for felony drug convictions was lifted when Governor Deal signed the bill in April. Read the full article here to see … Continue reading
Thank you for supporting Georgia Justice Project’s 2016 Back to School Event! Because of our supporters who provided backpacks, school supplies, cash donations and volunteer support, we were able to provide 300 filled backpacks for our clients’ children, fun … Continue reading
GJP is proud to have worked with Gov. Deal and his Council on Criminal Justice Reform over the last 5 years, helping to reform Georgia’s criminal justice system and to reduce barriers to reentry. This video, “Changing Laws, Changing Lives,” … Continue reading
The Georgia Supportive Housing Association will host its second Reentry Conference on Wednesday, June 15 at the State Bar of Georgia, from 9am – 4pm. The conference will discuss the inaugural year of the Department of Community Supervision, the implementation … Continue reading
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report examining the impact of incarceration on children and families with recommendations to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience. To see the full report click here.
President Obama Commends Georgia’s Successes on Criminal Justice Reform, Many of Which Were Championed by GJP
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, President Barack Obama issued a statement commending Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia’s 2016 criminal justice reform bill, SB 367, “I applaud Georgia, and Governor Nathan Deal, for demonstrating that making our criminal justice system more fair … Continue reading
The First Offender Act is Georgia’s “second chance law.” (O.C.G.A. 42-8-60 et. seq.) Originally enacted in 1968, the law allows certain first-time offenders to avoid both a conviction and a public record if they successfully complete their sentence. The law … Continue reading