The Drum Publishes First Issue

Articles, Stories, and Resources for the JLWOP Community
The Drum is a new 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. Editor Brooke Wolters writes:
We often hear stories from you of success and struggles, questions, and feelings of joy and loneliness. We want The Drum to be a place where these things can be addressed by members of the JLWOP community, and serve as a reminder that you are not alone.
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.

The Drum editor Brooke Wolters

The Drum is also for juvenile lifers not yet released. One returning citizen writes: “I want to tell all the juvenile lifers still in prison: don’t lose hope, SADO and the juvenile lifers who are out are still fighting for you.”

Find the complete first issue of The Drum here.