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The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Nadia Hewka in front of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on August 27, 2018. I’m here as an attorney who represents low...
A New Law Will Expand Clearing of Criminal Records in Pennsylvania A new law called "Clean Slate" will automatically seal many criminal cases, starting around July 2020.  Automatically...
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...
This article, which was written by Jesse Krohn and CLS attorney Jamie Gullen, originally appeared in the University of Baltimore Law Review. Introduction: What About the Boys? As young women...
On November 16, 2016, the Pennsylvania Senate finished its last scheduled voting day of the legislative session without passing HB 2375, which would have reauthorized Act 34 of 2013 and provided $57....
Community Legal Services and Redeemed PA launched the #WeNeedToWork Campaign to call on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania policy makers to create jobs programs. Here are some frequently asked questions...
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...
In 1972, CLS filed a racial discrimination class action against Local 542 of the Operating Engineers, a case that remains under court supervision 44 years later.  Its storied history included a...
SB 1265 allows employers to pay their workers using payroll card accounts.  Such cards can offer unbanked workers an economical, safe, and convenient way to receive their wages. But as written,...
Over the past two decades, even the most minor criminal convictions have become lifetime barriers to the necessities of life – jobs, housing, education, and much more. The most effective public...