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The January 2023 Issue of The Drum Is Here!

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. This month, The Drum features a remembrance of Danny Jones and a Spotlight on James Fuson. Read More


MAACS Seeks Summer Legal Interns

Applications accepted through March 1, 2023

The Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System (MAACS), a division of the State Appellate Defender Office (SADO), seeks first- and second-year law students for internship and externship opportunities during the summer of 2023. View the opening&n Read more


Kathy Swedlow is the New CDRC Manager

The State Appellate Defender Office is pleased to announce that Kathy Swedlow has been named the Manager of SADO’s Criminal Defense Resource Center. The CDRC develops and administers statewide trainings for  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.