thoughts & notes

Bert Reeves, State Representative of Georgia House Bill 994 Gang Bill African American Juvenile Justice Project

February 28, 2019

February 2019 was a busy month for Sherri Jefferson and the African American Juvenile Justice Project. The #FemaleNOTFeemale initiative has engaged in advocating for the enactment and passage of Georgia House Bill 281, which adds penalties for pimps and panderers of ch...

December 19, 2018

Georgia Representative Doug Collins and New York’s Representative Hakeem Jeffries sponsored the House version of the “First Step Act” to reform the criminal justice system. Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] Introduced the bill on May 7, 2018 as H.R.5682 - FIRST STEP Act duri...

October 14, 2018

Fort Valley State University served as the host for a conference seeking to eliminate dating violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. The Fort Valley Links, Incorporated presented the “Lipstick, Hugs and Kisses Conference” on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

March 12, 2018

Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865):  Justice for Juvenile Urban Sex Trafficking in the United States [JUST US] by Sherri Jefferson

#FemaleNOTFeemale is a nonpartisan initiative to promote awareness, advocacy, and activities for victims of sex traffickin...

January 29, 2018

The Georgia General Assembly is in session - Week 3: Jan 29 thru  Feb 1st

As we recognize the importance of bipartisan leadership within the legislative body, we earnestly work across the aisles to ensure great outcomes for all people.  To this end, areas important to t...

January 19, 2018

January is “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” a time for the United States government and private sectors to recognize the plight of trafficking-in-persons. Most people see the billboards, read the tweets and posts, but few have an opportunity to explore the meaning...

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