Reentry Newsletter: The Drum

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. 

We can’t do this without you! We want to hear your questions and read your articles. We want The Drum 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. You can also email the Reentry team at

Marilena David at|313-256-9833
Deputy Director and Project Reentry Manager|Follow us @SADOreentry

Please click here to access past and present issues of The Drum!