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By now, you likely know that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), in cooperation with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), has started eminent domain proceedings to take title to many...
As of March 14, 2016, employers in Philadelphia County: Cannot ask you about your criminal record on job applications or in interviews. Can only run background checks once they have made you...
The unique challenges vulnerable young people face as they transition to adulthood are complex and intersecting. Advocates working with youth and policymakers alike must take into account the...
Philadelphia’s youth experience high rates of poverty, unemployment, and negative physical and mental health outcomes, including high rates of depression and domestic violence. The Youth Justice...
What is LIHEAP? LIHEAP provides grants to help with a heating bill. This includes bills for electricity, gas, water, oil, kerosene, or other fuel types. LIHEAP is typically only available...
How Do Youth End up in Adult Court in PA? Direct File Juvenile (“DFJ”) Based on age + offense, charges filed in adult court include: homicide rape IDSI aggravated assault...
What are your rights when approached by the police? You have the right to: Not be stopped or searched without reason. Not be searched or arrested without probable cause. Refuse to talk...
What kinds of benefits are available to young parents & pregnant teens? The programs are: TANF Cash Assistance, SSI, Medical Assistance, SNAP (Food Stamps), and WIC. Can teens get TANF Cash...
Initial Contact. Remember, DHS has to respond to every call they get about abuse or neglect. While some people have to report abuse or neglect (i.e. teachers and doctors), anyone can call including...