Project Reentry Publishes Newsletter for Returning Citizens

The Drum: Articles, Stories, and Resources for the JLWOP Community
The Drum is a publication produced by SADO’s Project Reentry, featuring articles and highlighting resources for former juvenile lifers returning to the community. The Drum identifies returning citizens’ successes (e.g., getting a driving permit, making new friends, and attending classes at SADO) and struggles (getting Social Security and transportation). It also identifies a wide variety of resources for returning citizens, including financial budgeting, employment opportunities, and community tips.

The Drum includes articles from former juvenile lifers describing their experiences and sharing their stories with the JLWOP community. Past editor Brooke Wolters writes:

We often hear stories from you of success and struggles, questions, and feelings of joy and loneliness. We want TheDrum to be a place where these things can be addressed by members of the JLWOP community, and serve as a reminder that you are not alone.

We can’t do this without you! We want to hear your questions and read your articles. We want TheDrum to address your concerns. So, if you have an idea for an article you want to write, know of an event in the area, hear of a company that’s hiring, or have any concerns or questions, please call, email, or write to us.


The Drum past editor Brooke Wolters

The Drum editor Anitha Mohan

The Drum is also for juvenile lifers not yet released. One returning citizen writes: “I want to tell all the juvenile lifers still in prison: don’t lose hope, SADO and the juvenile lifers who are out are still fighting for you.”

Recent Issues of The Drum
Issue No. 1, Nov. 2017
Issue No. 2, Dec. 2017
Issue No. 3, Jan. 2018
Issue No. 4, Feb. 2018
Issue No. 5, Mar. 2018
Issue No. 6, Apr. 2018
Issue No. 7, May 2018
Issue No. 8, June 2018
Issue No. 9, July 2018
Issue No. 10, August 2018
Issue No. 11, September 2018
Issue No. 12, October 2018
Issue No. 13, November 2018