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SADO Offers Training for Stovall Resentencing Hearings

December 12, 2022, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 7 CLE

On December 12, 2022, SADO will conduct a virtual training for defenders and defense teams who will be handling the resentencings mandated by the Michigan Supreme Court’s opinion in People v Stovall (2022). Stovall held that a parolable life sentence for a youth convicted of second-degree murder violates Michigan’s constitution. 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

Project Reentry Presents the 2022 Holiday Hangout

Saturday, December 17 12:00-2:00pm at SADO Detroit

Join SADO’s Project Reentry and the SADO family for our 2022 Holiday Hangout where members of the reentry community will come together to hang out, reflect after a couple of challenging years, and of course, to participate in our annual ugly sweater contest. The sweater is optional, but the ugliest sweater wins a prize! We will be hanging out at our new office location at 3031 W. Grand Blvd, Suite 450, Detroit, MI 48202. Read More

Project Reentry Triumph Report Highlights Impressive Successes

In 2022, the Michigan Justice Fund (MJF) supported the creation of a new role at Project Reentry (PR). Our “Summer Justice Fellow” Brandon Harrington spent many hours with former juvenile lifer clients represented by SADO attorneys to glean insight into their journeys, their challenges, their personal and their collective successes. 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.