SADO Seeks Project Reentry Coordinator

Apply by December 10, 2018
Michigan’s State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) represents 190 of Michigan’s 363 juvenile lifers—individuals who were sentenced as children (age 17 and under) to mandatory life without parole sentences. They will have the opportunity for release after serving a minimum of 25 years in prison; many have already served over 40 years. Reentry back into the community for any formerly incarcerated person can be difficult, but it is especially difficult for individuals who entered prison as children and leave as adults. Reentering juvenile lifers need assistance with identifying community support, learning how to use technology, developing skills to manage finances, finding reliable transportation, obtaining a driver’s license, applying for public benefits, finding employment and housing, and much more. Because of the amount of time that has passed during their incarceration, many individuals are without family or friends to assist with these substantial needs.

SADO’s Project Reentry, comprised of a team of Masters of Social Work interns, assists returning citizens in these areas while coordinating the development of reentry plans that also assists attorneys in case litigation. The Reentry Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the work of the interns and for daily operations of the project.

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