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Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast Coming To You June 3rd!

Get ready this June for, Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast! Join our President, Jonathan Rapping as he explores the role public defenders in advancing the criminal justice reform movement. Each episode will discuss a wide range of topics concerning the criminal …

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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta

The league’s initiatives grew from players’ demonstrations concerning social justice, including kneeling during the national anthem. More than $44 million in grants have gone to organizations nationwide, including more than 750 grants provided by the NFL Foundation to current NFL …

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Gideon’s Promise Welcomes 12 New LSPP Fellows

  Atlanta, GA – April 22, 2020 – Gideon’s Promise, a public defender organization whose goal is to transform the criminal justice system by improving the quality of legal representation for low-income individuals is proud to announce the 2020 Law School Partnership Project (LSPP) Fellows. …

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Circuit Public Defender Claudia Saari Honored

  Atlanta, GA – March 2, 2020 – Circuit Public Defender for DeKalb County, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, Claudia Saari will be presented with the John R. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award  by Gideon’s Promise, a public defender organization whose mission …

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NFL Legend Champ Bailey Honored

  Atlanta, GA – February 17, 2020 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Cham p Bailey will be awarded the Ambassador of Change Award by Gideon’s Promise, a public defender organization whose mission is to transform the criminal justice system …

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The Washington Post

″People tend to think most of what a public defender does happens in front of a judge,” says Jon Rapping, president and founder of the nonprofit public defender advocacy organization Gideon’s Promise. “But being a good attorney means communicating with …

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