During the COVID-19 pandemic, SADO offices are closed and SADO staff is working from home. We are still receiving and processing mail weekly. All of our mail is being redirected to our Lansing office. For the foreseeable future, please address all letters to our Lansing office at: 200 N Washington Sq, Suite 250, Lansing, MI 48913. Clients or others who need to contact us can continue to call 313-256-9833 and use the directory to dial extensions by name.

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Charges Dropped Against SADO Client Dominique Ramsey After Nearly 6 Years of Litigation

On October 30, 2020, the prosecutor dismissed the case against SADO client Dominque Ramsey and he was released after spending over five years in the Saginaw County Jail after his arrest on murder charges on June 25, 2015. Read More


Project Reentry Publishes Newsletter for Returning Citizens

The Drum: Articles, Stories, and Resources for the JLWOP Community

The November 2020 issue of The Drum is now available. The Drum is a publication, produced by SADO’s Project Reentry, featuring articles by and for former juvenile lifers returning to the community. The Drum also identifies a wide variety of resources for returning citizens, including financial budgeting, employment opportunities, and community tips. This month's issue features a resource spotlight on the Here to Help Foundation, poetry by Taywon Williams, an essay on prison reentry and criminal justice reform by Timothy Greer, and much more! Read More


COVID-19 Pleadings and Resources for Attorneys and Advocates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for the defender community to advocate for the release of incarcerated individuals. Keeping people unnecessarily incarcerated dangers public health and safety. SADO has created and gathered sample pleadings, information, and resources here. This page will be continually updated. Read More


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This project was funded by the Byrne JAG grant #2010-DJ-BX-0003, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and administered by the Michigan state Police (MSP). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the MSP or DOJ.