Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP)

Covers rural Georgia - not Atlanta metro area.
Georgia Legal Services Program website

Primary geographic focus: Georgia, RURAL
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: GLSP
Lists: LSC



Legal aid fights Ga. poverty

Phyllis Holmen
Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
September 30, 2015
With civil legal aid, they might find that opportunity out of poverty. Without it, the dream dies.

News Story

Drug tests for welfare recipients could get new life

Joshua H. Silavent
Gainesville Times (GA)
February 18, 2016
Plans to drug test some food stamp recipients in Georgia have been on hold since 2014, but a proposed federal law would allow the state to move forward on this initiative.

News Story

Fairness of school discipline in spotlight in Henry County

Tammy Joyner, Eric Stirgus
Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
May 20, 2016
Critics of Henry’s discipline practices note a racial disparity. Henry’s student population is 52 percent black, but about 65 percent of students disciplined are black, according to data Sapp’s attorney received through the Georgia Open Records Act.

News Story

How Trump’s Budget Could Hurt Rural Voters Who Need Legal Help

Mike Vainisi
March 20, 2017
Cuts to the Legal Services Corporation will be felt in rural America.

Letter to Editor

Don’t cut funding for legal services

Daily Gazette (NY)
March 24, 2017
Eliminating funding of this critical organization would be devastating to our most vulnerable people at the most vulnerable times of their lives.


Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

Wendy Glasbrenner
Gainesville Times (GA)
April 28, 2017
It’s imperative that attorneys like ours are available to intervene in cases where people could otherwise not afford a lawyer.


Using the law to stop violence—and save taxpayers money

Vicky Kimbrell
Newnan Times-Herald (GA)
October 25, 2017
Having a lawyer increases the chances that a victim of domestic violence can obtain a temporary protective order.

News Story

Eviction prevention project can help folks living 200% below poverty level

Ashley Bohle
WALB (Albany, GA)
November 19, 2017
An attorney is working with people in Albany struggling with poverty and housing issues.

News Story

Low-income residents squeezed by exit from tax credit plan

Joshua Silavent
Gainesville Times (GA)
November 19, 2017
Apartment complexes opt out of state program that kept rents lower.


We must distinguish between scary students and annoying ones

Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
June 20, 2018
In this guest column, Tafelski, supervising attorney for the Georgia Legal Services Program, talks about the misguided zeal that has led to zero tolerance policies in many schools.

News Story

17,000 Georgians cut off from Medicaid face messy bureaucracy

Ariel Hart
Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
June 14, 2019
State officials have advised 17,000 Medicaid patients that it dropped from its rolls recently to reapply. But they’re not making it easy.

Letter to Editor

Second chances can lift all

Nancy DeVetter
Savannah Morning News
February 4, 2020
Most people are not aware that, no matter how many years have passed or how much a person has changed, almost all convictions stay on a person’s record forever in Georgia, creating lifetime barriers to employment, housing and well-being

Feature , News Story

Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue

Tanzina Vega
New York Times (NYT)
December 10, 2014
For graffiti on a Georgia school's walls, two girls were suspended. But only one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.

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