Georgia Justice Project/New Horizons Landscaping

Founded by Atlanta lawyer John Pickens in 1986, the Georgia Justice Project is an unlikely mix of lawyers, social workers and a landscaping company. The group defends people accused of crimes and—win or lose—provides clients social services to rebuild their lives and break the cycle of crime and poverty. The group's landscaping company, New Horizons Landscaping, was subsidized at first, but is now financially self-sufficient. The company provides maintenance and installation services to residential, commercial and industrial properties in Atlanta, while giving program participants the chance to gain skills and establish an employment history.

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