Delivering on the promise of justice for all

Our vision
is of a world in which
families are safe and secure,
all people have enough
to eat and a roof overhead,
children go to good
schools, health care
is available when needed,
people with disabilities
are able to do everything
they are able to do and people
of all languages and cultures
feel at home with each other.
Wanda Andrews DV training military base

GLSP Attorney Wanda Andrews speaking at a training on a military base.

GLSP takes law out of offices, into communities we serve

GLSP engages with communities all over the state beyond just representing individuals in legal cases.
Indeed, GLSP staff trained more than 8,000 people – professionals and the public – on domestic violence issues in the past year. Everyone from law enforcement officers to hair dressers and ministers have benefited from community outreach gatherings run by GLSP staff members. We have taken the law out of our offices and are meeting our communities where they live with an amazingly positive impact on clients and the services they receive from other professionals and the community as a whole.

Consider these examples:

–GLSP staff in Macon, Gainesville and exurban Atlanta conducted Law Enforcement and roll-call trainings on domestic violence and enforcement of protective orders, including information about gun laws, law enforcement reporting requirements and the dynamics of family violence.

–Staff in North Georgia did a training for faith-based leaders, who are often the first people victims of family violence turn to for help.

–A Savannah staff member did a law enforcement and advocate training on domestic violence at Hunter Army Airfield.

–Two Columbus staff members did a training for lawyers and community groups in that area.

–And one of our Macon attorneys did a “Cut It Out” presentation to hairdressers on how to counsel and refer DV victims.

CLICK HERE to contact GLSP for a speaker or trainer for an event in your community.


 

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We are a non-profit law firm serving rural and small town Georgia.

We offer free legal services in civil cases to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. We have 11 offices around the state to serve people where they live.
Our clients have “high stakes” problems, such as domestic violence, eviction or foreclosure, denial of hard-earned benefits such as unemployment, inability to get critically needed health care or food aid, and many more.
Our work is to assure that low income people have access to justice and opportunities out of poverty.
When problems occur, we help our clients secure the support they need to get back on their feet — with dignity.
When rights are denied, we help our clients seek redress and have those rights assured. Click below to see a video on GLSP made on the occasion of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Founders award ceremony.

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