Pre-Entry: Community Connections, Not Confinement

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Bonnell Auditorium at Community College of Philadelphia

Bonnell Bldg Ground Floor 17th & Spring Garden

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You are cordially invited to be a part of our Pre-Entry Coalition: Community Connections, Not Confinement Kickoff!

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The Defender Association, with support from the Philadelphia Foundation Malinda R. Farrow Fund, is working to build a network of community-based support services organizations dedicated to reimagining the pretrial process in Philadelphia and we need your help!

  • Do you believe that an arrest destabilizes people, their families, and communities? 
  • Can you offer services that help people while they are navigating their cases?

Join us for the kickoff of this innovative initiative to create community-driven solutions that provide support from the beginning of the criminal justice process.

Instead of leaving individuals to navigate the system without the support they desperately need, we will connect people with the support services necessary to overcome the challenges they’re facing. The limited social services that the criminal justice system offers come only after conviction or incarceration. While these existing types of re-entry programs are extremely important, we envision a pre-entry system that will educate individuals about their rights and responsibilities, address the root causes of behavior, give the communities most impacted by crime and mass incarceration a greater voice in the criminal justice system and increase public safety by reducing recidivism.

The reality is that going through the criminal justice system is itself a form of punishment and for those who find themselves with a conviction at the end of that process, that conviction will follow them for the rest of their lives. The Defender Association is committed to giving our clients more help at the beginning of the criminal justice process when they need it the most and when it can have the greatest impact. Together, we can create a pre-entry coalition that will radically change the way people experience the criminal justice system in Philadelphia.

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Bonnell Auditorium at Community College of Philadelphia

Bonnell Bldg Ground Floor 17th & Spring Garden

Bonnell Bldg Ground Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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