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On June 14, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware presented certificates of appreciation to Bayard P.A. attorneys Megan A. McGovern, Sara E. Bussiere, Kara M. Swasey, Evan T. Miller, Daniel N. Brogan and Gregory J. Flasser in recognition for their work in the Federal Re-entry Legal Assistance Program.

The certificates, mounted on plaques, were presented by U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke of the District of Delaware at a graduation ceremony conducted by U.S. District Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark and U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews.

In its sixth year, the re-entry program provides formerly incarcerated individuals on supervised release, who voluntarily enroll, with intensive mentoring and support from Burke and assigned probation officers and, as needed, assistance with job training, job placement/retention, education, housing, treatment and civil legal services. After successful completion of 52 weeks in the program, participants are eligible to receive a reduction of up to one year of their term of federal supervised release, according to Bayard.

Bayard attorneys have provided pro bono legal support to individuals enrolled in the program through the Federal Re-entry Legal Assistance Program for four years. Charlene D. Davis, a Bayard director, supervises the attorneys in the legal assistance program. Matters have ranged from reinstating driver’s licenses, obtaining Social Security disability benefits, to modifying Family Court and child support orders.