speaker, eduation, awareness mentorship


We are the experts... Sharing Lived Experiences 

Do you need one of our diretly affected mentors to share a lived experience

  • Speak at Universities

  • Social justice Panels

  • Expert testimony for events

  • Legislative Testimony


  • We train  organizations who want to become a Hands On Defense Network member

  • We educate our constituents to become mentors

  • We educate our community to ensure every justice-involved individual experiencing homeless get's housed

  • We educate ally community organizations 


We spread awareness throughout communities by telling our stories, community outreach and building and advocating for change.  When you leave prison you want to forget the traumatic experiences you endured after years of incarceration  

Although it is hard to do, we speak our truth. We tell our stories. Those who lived through the worst time of their lives, normally do not like to talk about it. For if not for our sacrifice and bravery, the carceral system will continue to get away with the mental and physical abuse they inflict on those who are housed in their jails.  Remaining silent is no longer an option!  We Are Bringing Awareness to your Community.


We educate our constituents. to become leaders... called Peer Mentors 

  • Direct action

  • Coalition building

  • Root cause analysis

  • Campaign management

  • Leadership development

  • Community & ally outreach

  • Mobilizing constituents & allies

  • Constituent empowerment & decision-making

Now, Peer Mentors educate new constituents... to become leaders