The January 2024 issue of The Drum is here!

Articles, Stories, and Resources for the JLWOP Community

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. This month, The Drum features a Homecoming Spotlight on Leroy X Harris, an op-ed by Edward (Barakah) Sanders on reentry, a personal note from Jose Burgos, and much more!

The Drum includes articles from former juvenile lifers describing their experiences and sharing their stories with the JLWOP community. Past editor and creator Brooke Wolters writes:

We often hear stories from you of success and struggles, questions, and feelings of joy and loneliness. We want TheDrum 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 TheDrum 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.

Find the January 2024 here.

All past issues can be found here.