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Philadelphia Participatory Defense Hub Schedules

Community-based Participatory Defense Hubs are available to help individuals who face charges navigate the criminal justice system. Trained Hub leaders help participants gain a deeper understanding of the justice process, anticipate what is expected from them at each stage, and prepare for meetings with their attorney and their hearings.

Many Hubs have online meetings during the pandemic. See Zoom links below.

Defender Association of Philadelphia offers Know-Your-Systems Trainings throughout the city to help individuals, family members, and supporters understand and navigate the process. Contact us to book a training for your agency, community group, congregation, barbershop, or block!

For more information, please contact Kavita at 267-765-6782 or

Best Outcomes Hub

Tuesdays: 5:30-8:00 PM

Mothers In Charge 520 Delaware Avenue #302

(215) 228-1718

West Philly Hub

Thursdays: 6:00-8:00 PM

Kingsessing Recreation Center 4901 Kingsessing Avenue

(267) 766-0097

South Philly Hub

Mondays: 6:30-8:30 PM

Circle of Hope Church 2212 S. Broad Street

(484) 440-9560

Germantown Hub

Wednesdays: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Janes UMC 47 E. Haines Street

(267) 277-3117

Youth Hub

Tuesdays: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project 924 Cherry Street, 5th Floor

(267) 571-9277

North Philly Hub

Thursdays: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Zion Baptist Church 3600 N. Broad Street

(267) 422-4480 | (267) 238-3884

Kensington Hub

Mondays: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

On Hold during Pandemic

Esperanza Health Center

861 E. Allegheny #200

(267) 279-9373

Haddington Hub

*Starting soon in 2020!

Tuesdays: 6:00-8:00p.m.

On Hold during Pandemic

Shepard Recreation Center

5700 Haverford Avenue

(215) 789-0335

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