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Youth Justice Project
The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Youth Justice Project of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). CLS’s Youth Justice Project (YJP) seeks to transform the way legal services are...
Today, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) released a report encouraging colleges, including many in the Philadelphia area, to end the practice of unnecessarily asking applicants to disclose information about juvenile and...
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia’s (CLS) Youth Justice Project (YJP) has just received national recognition by being named a model program by the American Bar Association Homeless Youth Legal Network. CLS’s YJP was one of twelve...
Have you ever been arrested? Are you under age 25? Have you ever lived in HUD, Section 8, or Public Housing? If so, contact Community Legal Services at 215-981-3785 to get free and confidential legal help with: Expungement of juvenile...
Employment
In recognition of the barriers to employment for many people living in poverty, CLS and Redeemed PA, an organization founded by CLS Board member Bill Cobb, have launched the #WeNeedToWork Campaign. Many Pennsylvanians are shut out of the...
Employment, Housing
On Monday, April 25, 2016, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro kicked off National Reentry Week with a listening session with clients of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia...
In response to the unique challenges that youth in Philadelphia face every day, Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have launched the Youth Justice Project (YJP). Using a holistic and collaborative model...