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SADO Hosts Informational Session for Friends and Family

Next session: Thursday August 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm in Detroit

Join SADO for an Informational Session on what to expect after a loved one is convicted of a crime and sentenced to the Michigan Department of Corrections. SADO staff will be on hand to address the process of appealing a conviction and how an appeal is different from the trial or plea proceedings, and will inform attendees on the visiting policies of the MDOC, how to communicate and stay connected with your incarcerated loved ones, and more. Read more

MIDC Publishes First Set of Proposed Minimum Standards

Public Hearing Scheduled for August 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm in Lansing

The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) published its first set of Proposed Minimum Standards for the local delivery of indigent criminal defense services throughout the state.  The four standards cover the following areas: (1) Education and Training of Defense Counsel, (2) Initial Attorney/Client Interview, (3) Investigation and Expert Witnesses, and (4) Timing for Appointment of Counsel. 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.