The May 2023 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 op-eds on juvenile life without parole and the Wayne County juvenile jail, a homecoming spotlight on Ervin Jennings, 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.

Anna Kohn - Current Editor of The Drum

Brooke Wolters - Creator of The Drum and former Editor

Anitha Mohan - Former Editor of The Drum

Allison Gorine - Former Editor of The Drum


Find the May 2023 Drum here.

Past Issues of The Drum can be found here.