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SADO Launches "Community Resource" Database

Dozens of Resources Identified in Communites around Michigan

As part of a grant awarded to the State Appellate Defender Office, SADO is pleased to announce a new reentry database on our website identifying resources in communities around the State of Michigan.  Designed for defendants with a real possibility of a community sanction at sentencing or those reentering the community post-sentence, the database will put people in touch with a variety of resources including but not limited to employment, housing, education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, and financial planning.  Defense attorneys can use the database to identify appropriate resources for a sentencing plan.  Within the database, the services can be isolated by county and refined by various criteria including
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SADO Congratulates Assistant Defender Marilena David-Martin Recipient of the 2014 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section presented Marilena David-Martin with the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award on Saturday, May 31, at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. The award is named for Regeana Myrick, who was a very active member of the SBM Young Lawyers Section Executive Council when she died in 1997. It is presented annually to a young lawyer in Michigan who has demonstrated many of her best qualities, including an overwhelming commitment to public service, exemplary service to the State Bar, and exceptional professional accomplishments. Marilena has been a member of SADO since 2007 when she began an internship with Assistant Defender Valerie Newman as a first year law student and soon after joined the st Read more


SADO Hosts Informational Session for Friends and Family

Next Sessions are September 10 in Lansing and September 11 in Detroit

Join SADO for an Informational Session on what to expect after a loved one is convicted of a crime and sentenced to the Michigan Department of Corrections. SADO staff will be on hand to address the process of a criminal appeal, visiting policies of the MDOC, how to communicate with an inmate housed in the MDOC, and will provide a list of basic resources for clients and their families. 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.