Before, During and After Incarceration


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.


The Family and Volunteer Dinner will meet virtually on Tuesday, 12/8 from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  The virtual gathering will give you a chance to reconnect with others and learn the latest news about what BDAI has been doing. All are welcome! If interested please contact Ruth here. and she will send you the Zoom link. We hope you can attend! 

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line



Information on the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority can be found here:    Mental Health Crisis Line  


For families of the incarcerated: here is a listing of community support services during the Covid 19 emergency:

Support Services


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

View Video here
Traverse City Record Eagle Article on Event


The Smart Justice Day of Action


Thank you to all who attended the Smart Justice Day of Action!

Check out the Governor's Task Force on Pre-Trial Incarceration HERE

Moving Video-Check it out:

Step Inside the Circle

Tune in to Interlochen Radio- Points North

Interview with Tom Bousamra, President of BDAI

Points North - Interlochen Public Radio

Interview with Ron Jolly

Darcie Pickren and Anna Dituri

WCTM Radio

Family and Volunteer Support Dinner
Tue, Dec 08
Dec 08, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
On the second Tuesday of the month BDAI sponsors a free family and volunteer support dinner to which all are welcome. Join us for good food, and conversation. In November it will be on the second Tuesday due to the election. Contact for link
Contact Us

BDAI  P.O. Box 11, Traverse City, MI  49684

Tom Bousamra -President 


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