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Like most Americans, ex-offenders need to be employed to support themselves and their families.  Moreover, participation in the labor economy is central to most of our identities; our jobs play...
The following comments were submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on July 31, 2015. Community Legal Services provides free legal services to the low-income community of...
On July 29, 2015, Community Legal Services attorney Louise Hayes, along with Peter Zurflieh of the Community Justice Project, issued the following comments to the United States House of...
In 1990, CLS lawyers won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed hundreds of thousands of low-income, disabled children to become eligible for Social Security benefits. In Sullivan v...
The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews the cases of all teenagers receiving SSI when the recipient turns 18 to see if the recipient meets the adult standard of disability. In Pennsylvania,...
This article was originally published in Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review - Spring 2005. Copyright (c) 2015 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review; Rasheedah Phillips. The...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Jenny Kye at the Public Meeting on Managed Long-Term Supports and Services on June 26, 2015. Good afternoon.  My name is Jennifer Kye,...
House Bill 758 would allow courts to garnish up to 25% of a defendant’s gross earnings to pay for court costs and fines.  This would be a deeply counterproductive measure.  Community Legal...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorneys Robert W. Ballenger, Thu B. Tran, and George D. Gould on June 10, 2015 to the Philadelphia City Council Finance Committee. The Energy Unit at...
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has been failing in its job to protect nursing home residents.  Over the past several years, DOH has significantly decreased the issuance of sanctions...