Before, During and After Incarceration
Update from BDAI President-Tom Bousamra
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!
Moving Video-Check it out:
Check out the Governor's Task Force on Pre-Trial Incarceration HERE
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
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!
24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line
For families of the incarcerated:
Here is a listing of community support services during the Covid 19 emergency:
BDAI Family and Volunteer Support Supper
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 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 -Oasis Building at Faith Reformed Church 1139 East Front Street Enter the building from the West Side.
For questions contact Ruth Cilke, Coordinator @ 231-218-9020
BDAI Coaches Training
September 9, 2021
BDAI will be holding a training for new Coaches to help individuals who have been recently released from jail, transition and be successful in the community.
WHERE -Keys to Freedom Ministry Center 1105 East Front Street
To register contact Jill Zofia at firstname.lastname@example.org