LAW DAY - "The Criminal Justice System & Criminal Records in Georgia”
May 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Douglas Ammar, Exec Dir., Georgia Justice Project
LAW DAY - "The Criminal Justice System & Criminal Records in Georgia”

Douglas B. Ammar, Executive Director of the Georgia Justice Project (GJP), has been an active presence with the organization since its inception in 1986. Georgia Justice Project, a legal nonprofit organization in Metro Atlanta, works to strengthen Atlanta’s communities by demonstrating a better way to represent individuals in the criminal justice system. By reducing barriers to reentry through direct legal action, policy advocacy, education and coalition building, GJP has served as a strong advocate of second chances for over 30 years. Beginning as a volunteer for the organization in 1986, then moving on as staff attorney in 1990, Doug has led GJP and its work as Executive Director since 1995.

Doug earned a Bachelor of History degree from Davidson College in 1984, following with a law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1989. Doug’s professional awards and affiliations include:  Davidson’s College’s 2016 Game Changers, Emory University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, the Milner S. Ball Working In the Public Interest Lifetime Achievement Award; the Thomas Moore Society Law Award (Atlanta);  the Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellowship; the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ Evelyn G. Ullman Innovative Leadership Award; The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Man of Empowerment and Distinction Award; Fulton County Daily Report’s Young Lawyer on the Rise Award; Omicron Delta Kappa Alumni inductee at Washington & Lee University; Emory Law School’s Public Interest Committee’s Inspiration Award; the University of Georgia’s Equal Justice Foundation’s Knox Award; the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Indigent Defense Award; Davidson College’s John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service; the Atlanta Catholic Social Services’ Award for Exemplary Service; the Davidson College Alumni Admissions Program Award; and the Georgia Indigent Defense Council’s Commitment to Excellence Award.

INTRODUCTION: Marbury Rainer