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Get Your Defender 90th Swag!

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, February 13, 2024

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Statement on Alexander Spencer Shooting

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, January 31, 2024

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Defender 90th Anniversary

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, January 25, 2024

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Apply Today: HBCU Community Engagement Fellows

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, January 18, 2024

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Ski Mask Ban: Criminalizing Philly’s Youth

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, December 27, 2023

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Defender Statement on PA Legislature’s Passage of Criminal Justice Bills

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, December 14, 2023

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Saturday, December 9: Expungement Clinic

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, December 5, 2023

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Defender Joins Protest of ICE at Philly Courthouses

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, December 4, 2023

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Defender Association/Partners For Justice Featured in Philadelphia Citizen

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, November 28, 2023

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Chief Defender Congratulates Mayor-Elect Cherelle Parker

Community Partnerships, Uncategorized, November 8, 2023

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2023 Voter Info Resources

Uncategorized, November 6, 2023

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Defender Statement in Support of HB1410

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, October 31, 2023

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Audio: Keisha Hudson on “Philly Speaks”

Featured, Legal Practice Units, October 19, 2023

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PAU Chief Mike Mellon on PhillyCAM
Video: PAU’s Mike Mellon on PhillyCAM

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Legal Practice Units, Police Accountability, October 6, 2023

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Video: Why Black & Brown Public Defenders are Crucial

Client Support and Services, Featured, Legal Practice Units, October 3, 2023

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Criminal Justice Center, Philly
Keisha Hudson on Court’s Dismissal of Irizarry Shooting Case

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Police Accountability, Press Release, September 27, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on Passing of JoAnne A. Epps

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, September 19, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on “Exonerated Justice” Legislation

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, September 14, 2023

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Chief Defender on Shooting of Eddie Irizarry

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, September 1, 2023

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In Memory of YASP Co-Founder Josh Glenn

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, Youth Justice, August 23, 2023

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Press Release: Defender, Partners for Justice Collaboration

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, July 26, 2023

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Testimony: “Marshall Plan for Kensington” Hearing, July 18, 2023

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, July 20, 2023

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Defender Statement on JJSC Ruling from Commonwealth Court

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, July 20, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on FY 2024 Budget

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, June 22, 2023

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Questions about Philly’s Justice System? Ask a Defender!

Client Support and Services, May 9, 2023

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Talking Community Outreach with Guy Lang

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Participatory Defense, April 28, 2023

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Defender Association FY24 Budget Testimony

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, April 25, 2023

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April 29: Level Up ⬆ Southwest!

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, April 25, 2023

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Talking Public Defense Funding on “Philly Speaks”

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, April 20, 2023

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April is 2nd Chance Month!

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Featured, Uncategorized, April 19, 2023

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Testimony: Committee on Gun Violence Prevention

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, April 17, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on “New Thinking” Podcast

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Legal Practice Units, Uncategorized, April 5, 2023

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Social Workers Break Barriers!

Client Support and Services, Featured, Legal Practice Units, Uncategorized, March 16, 2023

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Request a Defender for Your Event!

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Featured, Uncategorized, March 8, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on Gov. Shapiro’s Budget Proposal

Featured, Press Release, Uncategorized, March 7, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on First Year of Driving Equality Law

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Police Accountability, Press Release, Uncategorized, March 3, 2023

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Keisha Hudson on Abolishing the Death Penalty in PA

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, February 17, 2023

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Defender Days

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Featured, February 16, 2023

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Black History Month Racial Justice Screening Series

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, February 8, 2023

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Junior Defender Program

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, October 31, 2022

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Defender Statement on Conditions at JJSC

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, October 27, 2022

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October 22: La Fiesta De La Oportunidad

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Uncategorized, October 18, 2022

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Next Shop Talk: September 30 @ Philadelphia Hair Company

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, September 21, 2022

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Next Shop Talk: September 24 @ Wrights Barber Shop

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, September 13, 2022

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September 3: Community Health & Wellness Event

Community Partnerships, August 24, 2022

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Defender Association Selected for the Catalyst Grant Program

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Police Accountability, August 15, 2022

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August 13: Expungement Event

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Participatory Defense, August 10, 2022

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View PhillyDefenders.org in Spanish!

Client Support and Services, Featured, August 9, 2022

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Expungement Event: July 31

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, July 26, 2022

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Expungement Event: July 23

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, July 20, 2022

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Chief Defender Celebrates Budget Increase with City Council Members

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, July 6, 2022

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Keisha Hudson on Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Community Partnerships, Featured, Uncategorized, World News, June 30, 2022

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Keisha Hudson on the Defender’s 2023 Budget Increase

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, June 23, 2022

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May 24: Keisha Hudson’s PA Senate Testimony

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Youth Justice, May 23, 2022

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Community Orgs Support Philly Defenders!

Community Partnerships, Featured, May 19, 2022

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Defender Expungement Services

Client Support and Services, Featured, Legal Practice Units, May 13, 2022

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Letter: City Council Support for Budget Increase

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, May 6, 2022

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Next Shop Talk: May 6, 2022

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, April 29, 2022

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Defender 2023 Budget Testimony

Client Support and Services, Featured, April 26, 2022

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Video: #TheDefenseNeverRests

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Featured, April 15, 2022

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Next Shop Talk: April 20, 2022

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, April 7, 2022

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Defender Statement on Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Featured, Press Release, World News, April 7, 2022

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Keisha Hudson on “Shortchanging” Public Defender Budget

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, March 31, 2022

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Job Opening: Trial Attorney

Legal Practice Units, Uncategorized, March 30, 2022

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Watch: Philly Defenders talk Probation Reform

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, March 28, 2022

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Full Video: Shop Talk, March 6, 2022

Community Partnerships, Featured, Uncategorized, Youth Justice, March 8, 2022

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Feb. 24: Defender Testimony on PA Sentencing Guideline Proposals

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, February 24, 2022

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Full Video: “Rage of Innocence” Webinar

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Legal Practice Units, February 9, 2022

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Black History Month at the Defender!

Featured, February 7, 2022

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Juvenile Justice Story in York Daily Record

Youth Justice, February 4, 2022

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Full Video: MLK Day Shop Talk!

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, January 5, 2022

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Interview: Keisha Hudson on WHYY

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, January 4, 2022

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Keisha Hudson on WURD – December 13, 2021

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Legal Practice Units, December 15, 2021

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Keisha Hudson, Chief Defender

Uncategorized, December 2, 2021

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Sarah Allen Named First Assistant Defender

Featured, Legal Practice Units, Press Release, December 2, 2021

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Keisha Hudson Named Chief Defender

Featured, Press Release, November 6, 2021

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Defender Files Amicus Brief: Scott v. PA Board of Probation & Parole

Client Support and Services, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Legal Practice Units, November 1, 2021

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Alan Tauber on Worsening Conditions in Philly’s Jails

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, October 21, 2021

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Alan Tauber on Passage of “Driving Equality” Bill

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, October 14, 2021

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Oct 16: Virtual Expungement Clinic

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, October 12, 2021

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September 30: “Free Our Elders” Press Conference

Press Release, September 29, 2021

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“Back on Track” Program

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, export, September 15, 2021

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Alan Tauber on Philly Prison Conditions

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, Uncategorized, August 26, 2021

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Empowering Communities

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Participatory Defense, Uncategorized, August 6, 2021

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Restorative Response Days

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, July 20, 2021

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What to Know if You’re Arrested in Philly

Uncategorized, June 30, 2021

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Acting Chief Defender Alan Tauber on Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Verdict

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, Uncategorized, April 21, 2021

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City Council Resolution Honoring Keir Bradford-Grey

Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, April 8, 2021

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Restorative Response Program

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, March 22, 2021

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Keir Bradford-Grey to Step Down As Chief Defender

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, March 19, 2021

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Senate Democratic Committee Hearing: Race and Gender Bias in the Courts

Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, February 19, 2021

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News Coverage: After 68 years, America’s Oldest Juvenile “Lifer” is Free

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, World News, February 19, 2021

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Dismissal of Charges Against Khasandra Franklin

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, Uncategorized, February 12, 2021

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NBC 10: Race in Philly: Reforming Criminal Justice

Uncategorized, December 9, 2020

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Probation Termination

Client Support and Services, Featured, Legal Practice Units, Uncategorized, December 4, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey Remembers Thurgood Matthews

Featured, Legal Practice Units, Press Release, November 23, 2020

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Case & Court Status

Client Support and Services, Featured, Legal Practice Units, Uncategorized, November 20, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on the Passing of Amber M. Racine

Community Partnerships, Press Release, November 12, 2020

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Op-Ed: Justice system reform is impotent unless you eliminate racist practices

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, November 11, 2020

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Councilmember Thomas Introduces Driving Equality Bill

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, Uncategorized, October 29, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Shooting of Walter Wallace, Jr.

Client Support and Services, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Press Release, October 27, 2020

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October 15: A People’s Vision of Public Safety

Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, October 1, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, September 19, 2020

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Status of reopening of the courts

Uncategorized, September 9, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey Testifies on Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, August 28, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey: We Need Real Alternatives to Cash Bail

Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Legal Practice Units, Press Release, August 7, 2020

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Defender’s Statement on Philly Prison Conditions

Client Support and Services, Criminal Justice Reform, Legal Practice Units, August 3, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Passing of John Lewis

Press Release, World News, July 19, 2020

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POWER Town Hall Series: Imagining Civilian Oversight of Police

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, July 16, 2020

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July 16 Panel Discussion: Fixing PCRA

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, July 13, 2020

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MacArthur Foundation Safety & Justice Challenge Virtual Town Hall

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, June 24, 2020

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June 23 – City Council Testimony

Criminal Justice Reform, June 23, 2020

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Systemic Racism Town Hall on Power 99/WDAS-FM

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, June 11, 2020

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Photos: Defenders March for Black Lives

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, June 9, 2020

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Monday, June 8: Philly Defenders March for Black Lives

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, June 7, 2020

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Defender Secures Releases for Over 1,000

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, Uncategorized, May 6, 2020

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What to Do if You’re Released During COVID-19

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, April 27, 2020

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Defender E-Newsletter April 25, 2020

Uncategorized, April 27, 2020

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Weekly Expedited Hearing Data

Client Support and Services, Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, April 21, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Expedited Hearings in Philly Courts

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, Uncategorized, April 15, 2020

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Defender Releases April 7-9 Prison Release and Hearing Data

Uncategorized, April 14, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Gov. Wolf’s Reprieve Order

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, April 10, 2020

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Philly Defender Q&A: COVID-19 Emergency

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Featured, Uncategorized, April 8, 2020

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COVID-19 in Philly’s Jails

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, April 5, 2020

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Defender, DAO Call for More Progressive Action to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, April 3, 2020

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Defender Association Submits COVID-19 Prison Release Policy

Criminal Justice Reform, March 30, 2020

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KEIR BRADFORD-GREY ON SUSPENSION OF LOW-LEVEL ARRESTS DURING CORONVIRUS OUTBREAK

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, March 20, 2020

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COVID 19: What to Do if a Loved One is Incarcerated

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, March 19, 2020

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What You Should Know: Pretrial Supervision During COVID-19

Client Support and Services, March 19, 2020

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Pre-Entry Coalition Partners

Client Support and Services, Community Partnerships, Uncategorized, March 18, 2020

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Defender Association to Represent Clients Through COVID-19 Crisis

Client Support and Services, Legal Practice Units, Press Release, March 16, 2020

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Defender Association to Reduce Client Interview Hours During COVID-19 Emergency

Client Support and Services, Press Release, March 14, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Mayor’s Budget Address

Press Release, March 6, 2020

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Firing of MontCo Defenders

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, February 26, 2020

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Kier Bradford-Grey on Use of ODARA

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, February 20, 2020

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Defender Association Receives $250K for Technology Upgrades

Press Release, February 14, 2020

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Chief Defender on PJI Reversal on Risk Assessment Tools

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, February 8, 2020

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Shop Talk Series

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, February 6, 2020

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Pre-entry Initiative

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Uncategorized, January 27, 2020

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Defender Association Receives $25k for Participatory Defense Hubs

Community Partnerships, Criminal Justice Reform, Participatory Defense, Press Release, January 10, 2020

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2019 Defender Highlights

Criminal Justice Reform, Participatory Defense, Uncategorized, December 31, 2019

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Keir Bradford-Grey on Selection of New Police Chief

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, December 30, 2019

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Philly.com: Philly leaders want to end cash bail. Can they agree on how?

Criminal Justice Reform, May 14, 2019

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Nation’s first youth participatory defense hub opens this week in Philadelphia

Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, April 1, 2019

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Honoring Gideon’s Legacy: Public Defense Week 2019

Criminal Justice Reform, March 22, 2019

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Video: Participatory Defense in Philadelphia

Criminal Justice Reform, Participatory Defense, March 4, 2019

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It Takes A Community: Honoring Participatory Defense Pioneers

Criminal Justice Reform, February 28, 2019

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Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey featured on 6abc Visions

Criminal Justice Reform, February 28, 2019

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Defender Association teams up with South Philly Hub and Unity in the Community on expungement clinic

Criminal Justice Reform, February 28, 2019

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Shift Fund and the Defender Association of Philadelphia team up to help 72 people get a clean record and a fresh start

Criminal Justice Reform, February 15, 2019

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Criminal justice reform advocates push for community-driven approach of participatory defense

Criminal Justice Reform, December 11, 2018

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Press Release: Hearing on Participatory Defense

Press Release, December 10, 2018

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Criminal justice reform advocates talk about value of ‘participatory defense’

Criminal Justice Reform, December 10, 2018

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Press Release: Risk Assessment

Press Release, December 6, 2018

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Press Release: Project SUCCESS

Press Release, November 8, 2018

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Press Release: Statement on Changes to 528

Press Release, October 11, 2018

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