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Georgia Justice Project

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Are you an attorney looking to give back? You can make a profound difference in someone's life, with just a few hours of your time, by helping Georgians restrict and seal their criminal records so they can pursue jobs, housing, and other opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities with our Criminal Records Program are virtual and include:

  • Intake - initial assessment of criminal record and barriers
  • Clinic - direct representation on a criminal record issue
  • Summits - consulting at large scale record-restriction events
  • Appeals - research, writing and oral advocacy on appellate issues

Not your area of law in your day job? No problem! Our volunteer attorneys come from many different backgrounds. GJP offers several training opportunities throughout the year to prepare volunteers to help with criminal records issues.

Interested? E-mail Erin@GJP.org to sign up!

About Georgia Justice Project

For 35 years, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) has served Georgians impacted by the criminal legal system. GJP approaches social change in three distinct ways. First, GJP’s legal and social services span the entire criminal justice system: holistic criminal defense, reentry representation for incarcerated individuals, early termination of probation, criminal record clearing, and other reentry legal and social services - all provided free of charge to clients. Second, GJP advocates for a better Georgia and our policy work has resulted in 21 changed Georgia laws. Third, GJP works statewide to educate individuals and communities on criminal justice and reentry issues. Together these three approaches connect to achieve GJP’s overall goals to lower the number of people under correctional control and reduce barriers to reentry.

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About Georgia Justice Project

Location:

438 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312, US

Mission Statement

Georgia Justice Project (GJP) strengthens our community by demonstrating a better way to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to reentry. GJP promotes innovative change through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, education and coalition building.

Description

For 35 years, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) has served Georgians impacted by the criminal legal system. GJP approaches social change in three distinct ways. First, GJP’s legal and social services span the entire criminal justice system: holistic criminal defense, reentry representation for incarcerated individuals, early termination of probation, criminal record clearing, and other reentry legal and social services - all provided free of charge to clients. Second, GJP advocates for a better Georgia and our policy work has resulted in 21 changed Georgia laws. Third, GJP works statewide to educate individuals and communities on criminal justice and reentry issues. Together these three approaches connect to achieve GJP’s overall goals to lower the number of people under correctional control and reduce barriers to reentry.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Employment
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Paralegal

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitments range from 2-10 hours monthly. We can accommodate what fits in your schedule.
  • Must be a licensed attorney or paralegal.

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