The Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline (Gwinnett SToPP) formed to lead a parent-driven, community-centered partnership approach to dismantling the school to prison pipeline in Gwinnett County.
The mission of Gwinnett SToPP is to build and strengthen relationships with the community in two constructive ways – parent/community advocacy training and policy-change facilitation.
More information: https://www.gwinnettstopp.org/
Melissa Jacobus Cook
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome awareness
Melissa has been active on the national level while also bringing FASD awareness to the state level. She has written seven proclamations acknowledging September 9th as FASD Awareness Day which were recognized by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal from 2013 to 2018 and Governor Brian Kemp in 2019.
Because Melissa was moved by the need to expand FASD awareness in Georgia and help others who could be facing the same hardships that her daughter experienced in the criminal justice system, she became involved in FASD Advocacy at the Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance (GGRA) in Georgia which helps to provide resources for citizens reentering into the community.
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