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Communications is about delivering information to people, but it is also about delivering results. In this day and age, storytelling is vital. Storytelling can mean providing someone’s story with...
As part of the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, Community Legal Services put on a one day conference at NLADA's Equal Justice Conference in San Diego in May 2018.  The conference, titled "...
The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has drafted changes to “public charge” rules.  If these rules take effect, it will be easier for immigration officials to deny some immigrants...
HB 129, currently being considered in the Pennsylvania state legislature,  bans women with certain drug convictions from getting TANF for the rest of their lives. This ban will affect...
In Pennsylvania, nearly 1 in 3 – or three million – people have a criminal record. Many have only minor convictions, while others have been arrested but never even convicted of a crime....
In Pennsylvania, homelessness is getting worse On any given day, 15,000 Pennsylvanians experience homelessness. Rates of homelessness in Pennsylvania have increased, especially among veterans...
Current status:  The PA Senate Judiciary Committee just unanimously passed HB1419. Now, the full PA Senate must pass the bill, so a Clean Slate bill can be sent to the Governor before the...
Pennsylvania HB 129, which is currently being considered in the Pennsylvania state legislature, bans low income older adults and people with disabilities who have certain drug convictions from...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on May 17, 2018.  My name is Whiquitta Tobar and I am a Staff Attorney in the Youth Justice Project at Community Legal...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on May 17, 2018. My name is Jamie Gullen and I am a Supervising Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services (“CLS...