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Legal Services in Atlanta & the Metro-Atlanta Area

Legal aid for pro se and self-represented litigants

Georgia Justice Project

Georgia Justice Project

Phone:

404-827-0027

Website:

www.gjp.org

Address:

438 Edgewood Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30312

Information:

  • GJP represents people who have a Georgia Criminal Record and individuals that have a pending criminal case in Fulton Country or Dekalb County; especially individuals who are actively trying to find employment or housing but are struggling because of a Georgia criminal history.
    • GJP can ONLY help with arrests that occurred in Georgia.
  • Provides legal services and social support for low-income people accused of crimes

Types of services GJP could help you with:

  • Restriction (expungement) and sealing
  • Corrections
  • 1st offender issues
  • Retroactive 1st offender
  • Housing denials based on your record
  • Pardons

Georgia Innocent Project

Georgia Innocence Project

Phone:

404-373-4433

Address:

50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 350

Atlanta, GA 30303

Website:

https://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/

Information:

  • Voice for the imprisoned innocent; many factors contribute to the wrongful convictions, including eyewitness misidentification, official misconduct, misapplies forensic science, false confessions…
    • Trying to correct and prevent wrongful convictions in Georgia.
    • Can be useful for those who have already been (wrongly) convicted
  • Does not charge for our services, but have very strict case acceptance criteria.

The Georgia Resource Center

The Georgia Resource Center

Address:

303 Elizabeth St NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

Website:

http://www.garesource.org/

Information: 

  • Responsible for ensuring that all of Georgia’s death sentenced prisoners have meaningful and vigorous representation at this critical stage.

Fulton County - Public Defender

Fulton County - Public Defender

Phone:

404-612-5200

Address:

100 Peachtree Street, Suite 1600

Atlanta, GA 30303

Public defender forms:

  • Application for Juvenile Court Appointed Counsel
  • Application for Public Defender Services

Website

https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/inside-fulton-county/fulton-county-departments/public-defender

Information:

“the Office of the Public Defender, Atlanta Circuit, is to ensure that all accused indigent defendants are provided with their guaranteed fundamental constitutional rights by providing effective and zealous legal representation.”

 

The Southern Center for Human Rights

Sourthern Center for Human Rights

Phone:

404-688-1202

Address:

60 Walton ST NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

Website:

https://www.schr.org/

Information:

  • Works for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system in the Deep South; represents people of color, poor people, people with mental illness.
    • Fights against mass incarceration, inhumane conditions of confinement, death penalty, criminalization of poverty, racial injustice
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