Johnny Martinez and Branden Ley, who operate Joystick GameBar and Georgia Beer Garden in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood, are small business owners with big community dreams. Johnny is a Jonesboro, GA native who grew up exploring Atlanta while Brandon is
Someone once said, ‘there is no greater love than that of a father for his daughter; and when you hear the way this one particular father coats his words in wisdom and reflection, you know that despite the downs of
A social butterfly mixed with a little camera shyness and a genuine spirit creates the essence of Cocoa. She’s model-esque with a bright smile and a fashion sense straight out of Essence magazine. A participant since January 2019, Cocoa is
You could possibly point him out for his relaxed demeanor or his distinct voice, but you will most certainly be able to recognize Harold by his blue glasses – if he hasn’t accidentally left them on a table again like
“Blessed and Highly Favored” is the mantra of Arthur, a participant in the Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative. Arthur was referred to the program nearly a year ago. He is a man of few words but a man of great
The PAD Initiative is featured on the TODAY show’s Walk In My Shoes web series. Watch the video now!
Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative successfully diverts 99 people from arrest. In 2019 alone, the Atlanta Police Department hasconnected 28 individuals with services instead of sending them to jail for quality of life offenses. In the first four months of 2019… 24 referrals from APD Zone 5 4 referrals from
Dear PAD Partners and Supporters, I’m writing to celebrate the start of a new chapter in Atlanta’s history. Leading up to Super Bowl LIII, we were nervous. But our partners stepped up.
Super Bowl VIII activities have begun. Nearly a million people are expected to pour into downtown Atlanta over the next 10 days for this major event. What can we do to reduce the harm of Super Bowl activity?
Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative successfully diverts 70 people (and counting) in our first year.