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Youth Justice

Issues involving Youth Justice

This toolkit was researched, written, and created by CLS attorney Kee Tobar, for her project as a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow. ​ Legal aid organizations were created to help...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on October 16, 2018. My name is Jamie Gullen and I am a Supervising Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on October 16, 2018. My name is Tracie Johnson and I am an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Greenberg Traurig in the...
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...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on May 17, 2018. My name is Sasha and I am a mother to a three-year-old daughter, a daughter to an aging mother, and a...
Good news!  Starting March 2018, most low-income community college students can get SNAP benefits (food stamps). Apply Now! Until now, most students could only get SNAP if they are working...
The following information comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Which students have always been eligible for SNAP (also known as food stamps)? The general rule is...
Young people of color across Pennsylvania are over-criminalized at staggering rates. The consequences for any contact with the juvenile or criminal systems can be severe and long-lasting, while the...
TAKE ACTION:  Tell policy makers in Philadelphia and in Pennsylvania as a whole that you support jobs programs by signing the #WeNeedToWork petition!   While the Pennsylvania...