Race, Law Enforcement and The Law

In the Spring of 2015, Georgia Appleseed began a process designed to seek the views of Georgia community members from all walks of life to help in assessing the nature of police-community relations in our state and to seek recommendations for changes to law, policies and practices that could improve or enhance them.

See updated 2017 infographic on this project here.

Responding to highly publicized lethal encounters between law enforcement and community members, Georgia Appleseed brought to this effort:

The long term goal of this project is “to increase public confidence and trust in the fairness of police interactions with community members and of prosecutorial charging decisions without regard to race or ethnicity.”

Additionally, The Atlanta Lawyer published an article on the the Equal Justice in Law Enforcement initiative. Read the article here.

Georgia Appleseed thanks the following funders for their support of this Georgia Appleseed project: Atlanta Bar Foundation/Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service; The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Civic Engagement Fund; and the Georgia Bar Foundation.