NATIONAL PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE NETWORK

PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE IS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY!

 

The National Participatory Defense Network is made of hubs around the country who:

 

1) Agree to uphold the principles of participatory defense,

2) Have been rigorously trained in the principles and tools of participatory defense by Silicon Valley De-Bug's National Participatory Defense training team

 

3) Commit to regularly contributing as members of the Network through shared learnings. We build together to learn from each other, share common strategies, and develop a shared vision for our communities.  

4) Are listed on this National Participatory Defense Network website.

 

We all hold meetings in our cities to support individuals facing charges in the system and their families, and organize campaigns to transform the criminal justice system stemming from the families most directly impacted by the injustices of the criminal, juvenile, and immigration court systems.

PARTICIPATORY DEFENSE HUBS
* To protect the health and safety of our community, most of the participatory defense meetings are happening through zoom or if they are happening in person, they adhere to strict social distancing protocols.  Please contact the hub first if you need support for you or your loved one's situation. Thank you!

ATLANTA, GA

Atlanta Participatory Defense Hub

Collaboration between SONG Atlanta,Women on the Rise GA, and the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

Contact Email: lisa@songsouth.org

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: SONG Office - 561 W Whitehall St SW Atlanta, GA 30310

Social Media Handles: @songatlanta

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL

Birmingham Empowerment and Advocacy Hub (Alabama Justice Initiative)

Contact Email: latonyatate413@gmail.com

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Tuesdays, 6:30PM

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Beloved Community Church, 131 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222

 

BOSTON, MA

Families for Justice as Healing

Contact Email: mhanora@justiceashealing.org, cel4justice@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (617)992-7185

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Tuesdays, 6pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 100R Warren Street Roxbury MA 02119

Social Media Handles: @justicehealing

BRIDGEPORT, CT

Women Against Mass Incarceration

Contact Email: Twbain@wamict.org

Contact Phone: (917) 600-2747

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Saturdays,12-2PM

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 840B State Street, Bridgeport, CT

 

CAMP SPRINGS, MD

Community Defense of Prince George's County

Contact Phone: (240) 200-4472

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Life After Release, 4710 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD 20774

Contact Website: https://lifeafterrelease.org/

Social Media Handles: #lifeafterrelease

 

DURHAM, NC

Bull City Participatory Defense

Contact Email: Participatorydefense@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (919) 344-9757

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Wednesdays, 6pm EST

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 112 Broadway St Durham NC @ ReCity

Social Media Handles: Participatory Defense Durham
 

EAST PALO ALTO, CA

San Mateo County Participatory Defense

Contact Email: epapartdefense@siliconvalleydebug.org

Contact Phone: (650) 339-9200

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Thursdays, 5 PM

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 1976 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, Ca, 94303

Social Media Handles: @SanMateoDefense

Please email first before coming to the meeting

 

EVERETT, WA

PNW Creative Defense

Contact Email: kjunejor6@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (206) 492-9213

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Wednesdays, 3:30pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Please call for location

 

GAINESVILLE, FL

LEAH – Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Hub

Contact Email: participatorydefensegville@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (352) 559-4719

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Please call or email for support

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Please call or email for support

Click here to fill out a form for support: Google form 

Social Media Handles: @JusticeforFlorida

Contact Website: www.leahforjustice.com

 

GILROY, CA

Community Agency for Resources Advocacy & Services (CARAS)

Contact Email: sarmendariz@carassouthcounty.org, rarmendariz@carassouthcounty.org

Contact Phone: (408) 847-4978

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Wednesday 4pm-6pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 381 First St. Suite B, Gilroy, CA

 

KNOXVILLE, TN

Community Defense of East Tennessee

Contact Email: communitydefenseet@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (865) 297-3203

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Mondays, 6pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Tabernacle Baptist Church 2137 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave Knoxville TN 37915

Social Media Handles: instagram cdet_ twitter@CommunityDefET Facebook Community Defense East Tennessee

Please email first before coming to the meeting.

 

LAS VEGAS, NV

Las Vegas Participatory Defense Hub

Contact Email: lturner@planevada.org

Contact Phone: (323) 926-6998

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Wednesday, 6-7:30PM

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: PLAN (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada), 2330 Paseo Del Prado C109, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Social Media Handles: @MassLiberationNV 

 

NASHVILLE, TN

Participatory Defense Nashville

Contact Email: nashvillepartdef@siliconvalleydebug.org

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: McGruder Family Resource Center 2013 25th Ave North Nashville, TN 37208

Social Media Handles: @freeheartsorg @pd_nashville

 

NEW HAVEN, CT

Family Justice Hub

Contact Email: jewu@ctbailfund.org

Contact Phone: ‭(203) 290-1603‬

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Wednesdays, 6pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 19 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513

Contact Website: https://www.ctbailfund.org

Social Media Handles: @ctbailfund

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Participatory Defense Movement NOLA (PDMNola)

Contact Email: pdmnola@gmail.com

Contact Phone: ‭(225)278-0644

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 1024 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA

Contact Website: http://richfamilyministries.org/pdmnola

Social Media Handles: #pdmnola #clemencyworks #freedom365 #protectyourpeople #foxandrob

NORRISTOWN, PA AND POTTSTOWN, PA

MontCo Participatory Defense

Contact Email: montcopartdef@gmail.com, Heather@reunitingfamilybailfund.org

Contact Phone: ‭(610) 349-2297, (484) 222-0437

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Mondays, 6pm - 8pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 113 E Main Street, Norristown PA 19401
 

OAKLAND, CA

Oakland Participatory Defense Hub

Collaboration between All of Us or None, CURYJ, Urban Peace Movement, Young Women’s Freedom Center

Contact Email: alamedapdhub@googlegroups.com

Contact Phone: ‭(510) 768-8434

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Thursdays 5pm-7pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: The Freedom and Movement Center, 4400 Market Street, Oakland CA

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Best Outcomes (Mothers In Charge)

Contact Email: sheedymac1958@gmail.com, val1tim3@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (215) 228-1718, (267)357-6241

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Tuesdays, 5:30pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Mothers In Charge, 520 N Delaware Ave, Suite 302, Philadelphia, Pa 19123

Contact Website: https://www.facebook.com/westphillydefensehub/ or 

Germantown Participatory Defense Hub

Contact Email: gtwnpdhub@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (267) 277-3117

Participatory Defense Meetings: Wednesdays, 3-5 pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Janes United Methodist Church, Thelma C. Nichols Education Building, 47 E.Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Contact Website: https://www.philadefender.org/participatorydefense/

Please call or email first before coming to the meeting.

Haddington Hub

Contact Email: pleasant4322@gmail.com, ardellashouse@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (610) 931-3925

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Please email for meeting time and location 

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Please email for meeting time and location 

Philly Youth Hub (YASP)

Contact Email: info@yaspproject.com

Contact Phone: ‭(267)571-9277

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 924 Cherry street 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA

Social Media Handles: yaspprojectphilly

North Philly Hub

Contact Email: gvnorton@zionbaptphilly.org

Contact Phone: (215)490-5884

Participatory Defense Meetings: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Zion Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Please email first before coming to the meeting.

South Philly Participatory Hub

Contact Email: circlemobilizing@gmail.com

Contact Phone: ‭(484) 440-9560

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Mondays, 6:30p-8p

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 2212 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Contact Website: https://www.facebook.com/southphillydefensehub

Please call first before coming to the meeting.

West Philly Participatory Defense Hub

Contact Email: westphillydefensehub@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (267) 766-0097‬

Participatory Defense Meetings:  Thursdays,  6-8pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19143

Social Media Handles: @westphillyhub (instagram)

Contact Website: https://www.facebook.com/westphillydefensehub/ or 

PHOENIX, AZ

Metro-Phoenix Participatory Defense Hub

Contact Email: TH@thetadinihouse.org

Contact Phone: (602) 907-7196

Participatory Defense Meetings: 3rd Sundays, 2-4; 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30PM

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 4460 E Main St. Ste 120 Mesa, AZ 85205

Contact Website: http://thetadinihouse.org/

Please call or email first before coming to the meeting.

 

RICHMOND, CA

Reuniting Families Contra Costa

Contact Email: reunitingfamiliescc@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (510) 703-0020

Participatory Defense Meetings: Please call or email to find out meeting time and location

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Please call or email to find out meeting time and location

Social Media Handles: @ReuniteFamsCC

 

SAN DIEGO, CA

FreeSD

Collaboration between Pillars of the Community San Diego, ACLU, and Think Dignity

Contact Email: Laila@potcsd.org

Contact Phone: (619)255-9950

Participatory Defense Meetings: Sundays, 2pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 6443 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

San Francisco Participatory Defense Hub (Young Women’s Freedom Center)

Contact Email: eve@youngwomenfree.org

Contact Phone: (510) 980-1447

Participatory Defense Meetings: Mondays, 4:30-6:30 pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 832 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

Contact Website: https://www.youngwomenfree.org/

Please email or call first before coming to the meeting.

 

SAN JOSE, CA

Silicon Valley De-Bug - Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project

Contact Email: alicia@siliconvalleydebug.org

Contact Phone: (408) 971-4965

Participatory Defense Meetings: Please email or call for meeting times.

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Silicon Valley De-Bug, 701 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Contact Website: www.siliconvalleydebug.org

Social Media Handles: Facebook: sv.debug Instagram: @sv_debug Twitter: @svdebug

Please call or email first before coming to the meeting.

SANTA ANA, CA

Resilience OC

Contact Email: info@resilienceoc.org

Contact Phone: (657) 210-0157

Participatory Defense Meetings: Wednesday, 6pm-8pm

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 1415 E. 17th Street Suite 100B, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Contact Website: https://resilienceoc.org/

Social Media Handles: @ResilienceOC

Please call first before coming to the meeting.

 

STOCKTON, CA

Father & Families of San Joaquin

Contact Email: iacosta@ffsj.org

Contact Phone: (209) 941-0701

Participatory Defense Meetings: Every Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm and by appointment

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: 338 E Market St, Stockton, CA 95202

Contact Website: https://www.ffsj.org

Social Media Handles: @ffsjstockton

 

TACOMA, WA

Pierce County Participatory Defense

Contact Email: piercecountypd@gmail.com

Participatory Defense Meetings: Please email for meeting times and location

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Please email for meeting times and location

 

UNION CITY, CA

A. L. Costa Community Development Center

Contact Email: info@alcostacdc.org

Participatory Defense Meetings: Please email for meeting times and location

Participatory Defense Meeting Location: Please email for meeting times and location

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