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We Stand Against Injustice Everywhere

  The Gideon’s Promise community stands with our sisters and brothers expressing deep anger and frustration with a criminal legal system that assigns very little value to black and brown lives. It is a system that criminalizes blackness. The killings …

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Gideon’s Promise Launches Podcast

  Atlanta, GA – May 29, 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 marginalized communities announces the launch of its new podcast on June 3, 2020. Gideon’s …

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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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Kamala D. Harris – U.S. Senator for California

Harris Introduces EQUAL Defense Act to Boost Pay and Resources, Limit Workload of Public Defenders WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense (EQUAL Defense) Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which …

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