“We think of punishment as calibrated to the offense, measured out in fines levied and time served. But collateral damage begins for many defendants and their families at the time of arrest, not conviction, and continues long afterward.” Read the … Continue reading
On August 13, 2015, GJP hosted an event to bring together a diverse group of community stakeholders, including representatives from local workforce development organizations and non-profits focused on employment. The event focused on the use of criminal history information by … Continue reading
Congratulations to Georgia Justice Project’s Board member, Ty Lord, as being named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s People on the Move in this week’s issue. Click here to see the article. Ty Lord, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stair, joined GJP’s … Continue reading
“I always knew I wanted to be an attorney. My parents raised both my sister and me to have a heart for the least advantaged in our community. In law school, I did an internship with the Georgia Justice Project … Continue reading
Policy Director Marissa McCall Dodson to be Awarded “Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award” by National’s Criminal Defense Bar
Marissa McCall Dodson, GJP’s Policy Director and Attorney was honored on July 24, 2015 with the National Association of Criminal Justice Lawyers’ (NACDL) Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award at NACDL’s 14th Annual State Criminal Justice Network conference in Denver, … Continue reading
Georgia Justice Project’s Policy Director and Attorney, Marissa McCall Dodson, was one of 40 lawyers selected in the Daily Report’s “40 Under 40 on the Rise” for their 2015 class. This honor acknowledges Georgia lawyers who are making a difference … Continue reading
“The Georgia Justice Project met with those with inmates, service providers, and faith based agencies and partners, explaining changes in Georgia law that will help inmates’ re-entry into society.” Read the full article here.