“You must change your present to change your future.”
-Julita Sanders (Founder of JOA)
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Juvenile Offender Advocate Inc. JOA will now advocate for State Court Offenders age 17-24. Other services provided include: setting short/long term goals, job readiness skills training for (Forklift Driver, Environmental Services and Welding) must be 18 years of age for the certain job placement
On March 16, 2021 the following Citizens were sworn in to serve as JOA's by Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court Judge Amanda Trimble. JOA Welcomes New Advocates: Monica Huff, Trevor Ross, Taylor Pass, Dr. Everard Rutledge, Alphonso Dunston, Emily Williams, Rachel Basulto-Abbruzzi and Dr. Shawna Huff
On May 15, 2021 JOA held its 1st fundraiser. We had the pleasure of having Dr. Rashad Richey as keynote speaker. JOA raised over six thousand dollars in donations. Thank you to all who attended and to all who donated.
Criminal Justice Reform Through Advocacy
"Giving a voice to the voiceless"
- Julita Sanders