2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Evan Dubchansky

Defender Association of Philadelphia
Licensed Social Worker
Philadelphia PA
Evan is an ardent believer in the need to intervene earlier, to see an arrest as a call for a collective response, and to mobilize evidence based community partners to minimize the aggression of typical prosecution. Evan developed new interviewing protocol for his office and expanded the use of early intervention practices within the Defender Association of Philadelphia office. His work has emboldened office advocacy and has led Judges and ADAs to place more trust in connecting defendants to what they need immediately - a practice he calls “pre-entry” - rather than waiting until sentencing or post-release to consider re-entry and the then exacerbated consequences. He is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania and can be reached at edubchansky@philadefender.org.