In 2014, he was awarded the MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellow for the impactful service work of his non-profit organization, Gideon’s Promise. Professor Rapping and his organization, Gideon’s Promise, are featured in the award-winning HBO documentary, Gideon’s Army. Since the original interview was conducted, Professor Jonathan Rapping was appointed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta as Co-Chair of the new Use of Force Advisory Council in Atlanta. He has also created a weekly Gideon’s Promise podcast.
Check out the interview below to learn more about the work of Professor Jonathan Rapping and his organization, Gideon’s Promise, and to hear about his new book, Gideon’s Promise: A Public Defender Movement To Transform Criminal Justice.