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Check Out Project Reentry's, The Drum

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

The June 2022 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 edition features a Celebration of Juneteenth, updates on Clean Slate legislation and the good time initiative, In Memoriams for Kevin Cottingham and Patrick Bates, job opportunities, and much more! Read More


Actual Versus Potential Danger or Threats Under OV 19 and OV 9

When it comes to interpretation of the statutory sentencing guidelines, the Michigan Supreme Court has often weighed in on the thornier questions. One of those questions percolating now is whether the offense variables were meant to capture actual Read more


Mini-Oral Argument on Application Granted

People v Menayetta Michell Yeager, MSC No. 164055 (COA No. 346074), MOAA granted May 25, 2022.

The Court directed the parties to address whether: (1) the appellant’s trial attorney engaged in sound strategy by failing to request a voluntary manslaughter instruction Read more


Listen To ‘From The Numbers’

Storytellers Share Their Stories of Redemption

Safe & Just Michigan, in partnership with Muskegon-based Fresh Coast Alliance, is excited to launch ‘From the Numbers,’ a new storytelling-based project that will  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.