Parent Empowerment Program

JJC’s Parent Empowerment Program is designed to empower parents of all ages to build their confidence and competency skills as parents. The mission of the program is to help parents recognize and respond lovingly and appropriately to their children’s developmental needs at various ages and stages of child development. Our classes are designed to strengthen the relationship between parents and their children and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.


As a member of the DHS/PHMC Parenting Collaborative since 1997, JJC provides 12-week classes that are highly interactive, informative and supportiveOur classes are open to the community and through referrals from Family Court, DHS, Public Health Management Corporation, and Community Umbrella Agencies.

For parents of children under 18 – Free dinner & free childcare! Raffles and prizes! Enhance your parenting by learning:

  • Effective discipline methods
  • Guide for safe choices
  • Avoiding power struggles
  • Gain trust of your children
  • Self-care
  • and lots more!

Classes are free and open to the public to parents who have children under the age of 18!

2017-2018 Class Schedule: If a class has already started, it is not too late to join! Our parent educator will continue to work with you until you acquire all 12 sessions!

Session I       August 28, 2017 to November 16, 2017

Session II      November 30, 2017 to February 15, 2018

Session III     March 1, 2018 to May 17, 2018

Starting April 17, 2018 new classes have been added: 

Jardel Recreation Center

1400 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19111

Tuesdays:  6:00 pm to 8:00pm

On going classes are held at:

Juvenile Justice Center of Phila. (Admin Office)

100 West Coulter Street

Philadelphia, Pa 19144

Thursdays 10am to 12:00pm

Referrals:

If you or someone you know would like to enroll in  JJC’s Parent Empowerment Program please contact:

Migdalia Hernandez, Parent Education Coordinator

 (215) 849-2112 ext. 5105

E-mail: MHernandez@juvenilejustice.org