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The Choice is Yours (TCY)

The Choice is Yours Youth

The Choice is Yours (TCY) is an innovative diversion program for first-time, nonviolent felony drug offenders facing one to two year prison sentences.  Upon successful completion, the program offers graduates the opportunity to have their criminal records expunged, removing the stigma of a criminal record.

TCY is operated in partnership with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DA), Municipal Court and the Defender Association of Philadelphia (PD).   

Graduate Guillermo Soto is pictured above (right center) with Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (left center), President Judge Marsha Neifield (right) and Program Director Nigel Bowe (left)

Services

  • One-on-one case management
  • Individualized service plans
  • Access to skills training and basic education services
  • Job search and job placement assistance
  • Community service placements

Eligibility

Eligibility is determined by the District Attorney’s Office; participants must be referred by the District Attorney’s Office.

Cost

There is no cost for those who qualify.

Location

112 N. Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact

TEL: 267-238-3959
EMAIL: tcy@jevs.org 

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