Marissa Dodson

  • Hosted by Georgia Justice Project
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Atlanta, Georgia
  • Law school Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Issue area Criminal Justice Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

Marissa combatted the civil hardships that accompany criminal proceedings in the areas of employment and housing. Additionally, Marissa addressed the unreliability of the criminal record system in Georgia. Continuing to punish those reentering society after criminal justice encounters calls into question principles of fundamental fairness. It can also compromise public safety and contribute to a cycle of crime because those denied opportunities to better their lives often resort to criminal activity.

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