Georgia Justice Project held its second annual policy forum at Georgia-Pacific on November 17, 2015. Sponsored by The Charles Koch Foundation, the forum gathered members of the business community, policymakers and other interested stakeholders to discuss ideas, opportunities and challenges … Continue reading
Read AJC’s full article “Bill seals criminals’ files.” GJP’s Response: Alan Judd’s March 10th article “Bill seals criminals’ files” mischaracterizes SB 367 as an expansion of Georgia’s First Offender Law. This “second chance law” has been in effect for 48 … Continue reading
On February 29th, 2016, Georgia Justice Project clients, supporters, and staff gathered at the State Capitol to participate in GJP’s fourth annual Lobby Day to “Enhance the Chance.” About 90 people attended from Metro Atlanta and across Georgia. After a … Continue reading
Georgia Supreme Court Upholds New Expungement Law On January 19, 2016 the Supreme Court of Georgia released its opinion in Mosley v. Lowe. The Court unanimously upheld Georgia’s new record restriction (a process more commonly known as expungement) law that … Continue reading
GJP held its Second Annual Policy Forum, “Ban the Box and Beyond: Opportunities for the Private Sector”, on Tuesday, November 17th at Georgia-Pacific. Members of the business community and policymakers gathered to discuss ideas, opportunities and challenges presented to the … Continue reading
Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard II granted a business owner, who had a prior drug conviction on his record, retroactive first offender status under Georgia’s new first offender law. Georgia Justice Project made First Offender a top priority … Continue reading
Congrats to GJP’s Policy Director & Attorney, Marissa McCall Dodson, on being named in the Daily Report’s “On the Rise 2015”. Read the full article here as she discusses the progress of criminal justice reform in Georgia.