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Community Legal Services joined National Advocates for Pregnant Women to co-author an amicus brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the matter of In re L.J.B. This brief supports a mother in...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Nadia Hewka to Philadelphia City Council on March 6, 2018. Good morning, my name is Nadia Hewka and I am a Senior Staff Attorney at Community...
CLS has reviewed materials currently available concerning the President’s budget proposal and is deeply concerned about the negative impact the President’s budget proposal will have on people with...
Many children and adults with serious disabilities like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a type of Social Security benefit. For kids with ASD, SSI benefits...
Congress is weighing proposals to significantly cut or eliminate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children with disabilities. SSI is a Social Security benefit that provides vital...
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a new policy to help youth transitioning out of foster care access Supplemental Security Income (SSI)! Youth transitioning out of foster care are a...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Kathleen Creamer to Philadelphia City Council on June 14, 2016. Good afternoon Chairwoman Bass and members of City Council. Thank you...
Navigating the child welfare system can be confusing, emotional, and overwhelming to a parent. The CLS Family Advocacy Unit has helped parents navigate this system on a day-to-day basis for over...
  Pennsylvania Educational Video for Judges and Legal Professionals http://www.ocfcpacourts.us/childrens-roundtable-initiative/state-roundtable-workgroupscommittees/dependent-children-of-...
Physical Custody is the right to have a child in your care all (sole), most (primary), half (shared), or part (partial) of the time. Legal Custody is the right to make educational, medical, and...