From the Georgia Justice Project:
The Policy Director will lead the Georgia Justice Project’s policy team. The Policy Director is responsible for working with the Executive Director and Legal Director to develop and implement GJP’s policy agenda, which includes spearheading working group coalitions, drafting legislation, building consensus among stakeholders, and communicating with legislators and other constituents about GJP’s work. An ideal candidate will be well acquainted with the Georgia political landscape and with the issues and politics of criminal justice reform. This position requires working with legislators, policy makers, administrative agencies, and varied collaborating organizations. Candidates should bring a passion for the GJP’s mission, a strong desire to eliminate systemic racism in Georgia’s criminal legal system, and an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of successfully advocating for policy change at the state level; have strong research and writing skills; have experience drafting legislation; and bring experience working with diverse stakeholders, including directly impacted people, legislators, community advocates, government agencies, and employers. We are open to a non-attorney for this position, but legislative research and drafting experience in a professional environment are essential for non-attorney candidates.
About the Georgia Justice Project
GJP is a 35-year-old non-profit located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Our work spans three areas: Holistic Criminal Defense and Probation Representation; Advocacy and Outreach; and Reentry Lawyering including Criminal Records. You can read more about our work at www.GJP.org. GJP is funded through private donations and currently has 26 staff members including lawyers, social workers, legal assistants, and development and administrative staff.
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