Atlanta, January 11, 2021 – Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is excited to announce its 2022 policy goals to further reduce barriers to reentry and support Georgians impacted by the criminal legal system under the banner of #GettingGeorgiansBacktoWork. GJP will be kicking off this year’s advocacy campaign with a Virtual Legislative Kickoff Event on Jan. 20, 2022 and invite all interested to attend!
The primary factor of whether or not people successfully reenter their communities is employment. And yet, formerly incarcerated individuals experience barriers to getting a job at every turn. Building upon momentum which recently saw the successful passage of Senate Bill 288 (expanding expungement) and Senate Bill 105 (early termination of felony probation), GJP seeks to open more opportunities to stable, living-wage employment for Georgians reentering their communities.
GJP has three legislative priorities for 2022:
- Reducing Driver’s License Suspensions
- Expanding Access to Expungement
- Removing Barriers to Occupational Licensing
GJP’s Virtual Legislative Kickoff Event will cover more details about each of these issues, our proposed solutions, and how you can get involved. Register below to attend!
GJP’s 2022 Virtual Legislative Kickoff Event
Thursday, Jan. 20th at 12PM EST
GJP is also calling for stories of people who have 1) ever had their driver’s license suspended or 2) have been denied an occupational license because of their criminal record. If you or someone you know fits these descriptions, we would love to hear from you. Your story could help us pass reform! Note: This form is just for collecting information and will not be shared. GJP will never share your story without your permission.
- Share your experience with driver’s license suspension here
- Share your experience related to pursuing an occupational license here
For 35 years, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) has served Georgians impacted by the criminal legal system. GJP approaches social change in three ways: through legal and social services – including holistic criminal defense, early termination of probation, criminal record clearing, and other reentry services; by advocating for a better Georgia, resulting in 21 changes to Georgia law so far; and by educating communities statewide on criminal justice and reentry issues. These approaches advance GJP’s goals to lower the number of Georgians under correctional control and reduce barriers to reentry.
Last updated on January 17, 2022