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House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee to Hear Testimony on Whether to Repeal Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Law

Tomorrow, July 13th, at 10 AM, the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, which has jurisdiction over…

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2020 Legislative Update

After a legislative session marked by unprecedented disruption due to Covid-19 and mass protest against…

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Families, Organizers Lead Four Atlanta Marches to Speak Out Against State-Sanctioned Violence

On Saturday, June 27, JUSTGeorgia will support marches departing from Grant Park, Kathryn Johnston Memorial…

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Legislative Update: Wednesday, June 24

In one of the final days of the 2020 legislative session, the political games were…

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Your Voice Needed: No to SB 402

Once again, cashless bail is under attack at the state capitol, and we need your…

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Your Voice Needed: Tell Your Senator to Vote NO on HB 838

In a sneaky last-minute move, Senate Republicans are trying to circumvent the legislative process, by…

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Your Voice Needed: Protect the Constitutional Right to Counsel

Georgia’s Public Defender System is in crisis. The Georgia legislature has proposed budget cuts that,…

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Your Voice Needed: Yes On SB 288!

Senate Bill 288, introduced by Sen. Tonya Anderson, allows for the restriction of certain misdemeanors convictions,…

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What Does Defunding the Police Mean?

Police officers’ legal capacity to utilize violence as a tool sets them apart from other functions…

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Georgia Legislative Session Resumes Monday, June 15th, 2020

On March 12, 2020, Georgia’s Legislative Leadership indefinitely suspended the 2019-2020 Legislative Session due to…

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