BDAI advocates for the incarcerated by providing restorative programming, family support, and community education about alternatives to incarceration while engaging local and statewide stakeholders to improve the criminal justice system.
Please consider making a donation to BDAI
BDAI Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization and your donation will help the incarcerated and their families.
Check out BDAI's Fund Appeal letter to see all of the ways we are helping the incarcerated through your generous support!
BDAI offers a Coaching Program to help those who are recently released from jail to find the resources they need to successfully reintegrate into the community.
Interested in being a coach or know someone recently released from jail who could use a coach?
Contact Jill Zofia email@example.com
or Tom Bousamra firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone Deserves the Best Care
Do you have a concern with a Mental Health provider?
Do you need to file a complaint? Get more information here
Distressed or In Crisis?
24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line
1-833-295-0616 TTY 711
24/7 Mobile Crisis Services
National Crisis Text Line:
Crisis Welcoming Center
Walk ins Welcome
105 Hall St, Traverse City
We are here to help:
(National Alliance on Mental Illness) https://namigt.org/
(Before During & After Incarceration) https://www.bdaiconnect.org/
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BDAI Presentation-League of Woman Voters
Can be viewed on the Traverse Area Community Media Facebook page, LWVGTA Facebook page, on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85998590430 or on Community TV Channel 189. Questions can be asked on Zoom, or in the Facebook comments. For those that are unable to tune into the live event, a recording will be available at the TACM website.
MI Justice Reform Signed into Law
The Smart Justice campaign with the help of coalition partners and volunteers made 2020 a landmark year for pretrial reform.
Volunteer Chaplain at Grand Traverse County Jail Presented Award for Work With Inmates
Congratulations to Tom Bousamra-BDAI president and volunteer Catholic chaplain at the Grand Traverse County Jail who was awarded the 2020 Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award for his service over many years to the incarcerated and their families!
Thank you to all who attended the showing of the movie,
Just Mercy and discussion at the State Theater. There were over 150 in attendance.
BDAI sends our gratitude to all our friends and volunteers in attendance at our October 3, 2019, presentation in Traverse City-
Incarceration-Injustice Vs. Justice Punishment or Restoration
Moving Video-Check it out:
BDAI Family and Volunteer Support Supper
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 5:30 pm
WHO – We welcome individuals and their families who have been affected previously or are currently impacted by incarceration & BDAI Volunteers.
WHAT – A meal will be provided in a relaxing gathering. A short presentation may occur to update attendees regarding BDAI’s activities.
Childcare and activities provided.
WHERE: St Francis Church Fellowship Hall 1025 S. Union St.
Traverse City, MI 49684