Before, During and After Incarceration

Our MISSION

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.

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LATEST NEWS

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. 

Michigan 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!

View the News Coverage on the Award

Moving Video-Check it out:

Step Inside the Circle

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

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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

Help BDAI

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!

Fund Appeal Letter

 

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line

1-833-295-0616

   Mental Health Crisis Line  

For families of the incarcerated:

Here is a listing of community support services during the Covid 19 emergency:

Support Services

OUR EVENTS

BDAI Family and Volunteer Support Picnic

Tuesday, June 8, 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 box lunch will be provided in a relaxing gathering. A short presentation may occur to update attendees regarding BDAI’s activities.

Childcare and activities provided.

WHERE  - Medalie Park, 1910 S. Airport Rd, Logan’s Landing

 

 If Possible, please RSVP to Ruth Cilke, Coordinator @ 231-218-9020