Margo J. Martin
Margo J. Martin,
A graduate of Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has been in the field of substance abuse for 26 years and is currently the Building Director at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Christian Guidance Center where she has been employed since 2007. She has worked in numerous programs in prevention, treatment and recovery services such as Salvation Army, Doorsteps Shelter, Project Life Methadone Clinic, and Herman Kiefer in the access department for substance abuse services. Ms. Martin has provided substance abuse prevention education to middle and high school students in Detroit and Highland Park Public Schools.
Ms. Martin was a volunteer probation officer at Oak Park District providing services to 18-25 year old probationers arrested for possession of marijuana, operating while intoxicated (OWI), and shoplifting. Currently, Ms. Martin coordinates intakes for inmates at Dickerson Jail providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Marijuana education and utilizing the Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Crime and Consequences. She also assists Judges at Third Circuit Court in enrolling participants in substance abuse treatment as a deterrent to jail time. Ms. Martin provides admission criteria presentations and outreach to Wayne County probation agents.
Ms. Martin’s extensive experience and education in substance abuse, social work, her work at Oak Park District Court, and Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness along with her personal experience as a recovering person has allowed her to help, motivate and inspire people who deal with addiction and the mental and physical health challenges that go along with it. She reports she owes her success to the SUD community CEO’s, mentors and supervisors who saw her as a person of value.