On Saturday, November 10th, Georgia Justice Project’s Executive Director, Doug Ammar, was honored with the Man of Empowerment and Distinction award at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Equal Opportunity Day Dinner. Doug and Georgia Justice Project were recognized for their 32-year commitment to criminal justice reform efforts to remove barriers to employment and housing for people affected by the criminal justice system.
Under the theme “Circle of Influence,” the Urban League’s honorees reflected “how one person’s actions can spark others to become engaged and have a ripple effect now and for generations to come.” Over 700 people – including civil and human rights activists, corporate leaders, community and faith-based leaders – attended the event.
Doug was proud to accept this award on behalf of the staff, Board & volunteers for GJP, all of whom make this work possible. Doug spoke about GJP’s commitment to strengthening Atlanta’s communities and thanked the Urban League of Greater Atlanta for their commitment to improving the lives of individuals affected by the criminal justice system.