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Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) is working on a bill, Senate Bill 529, which would help Pennsylvanians clear some old and minor criminal records without the need for a lawyer or going...
In September 2016, the US Departments of Labor and Justice awarded the first-ever contract for a National Clean Slate Clearinghouse to the Council of State Governments Justice Center.  Among the...
Community Legal Services Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich delivered the following testimony before the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives on May 9, 2017: My name is Sharon...
The Philadelphia District Attorney can play an important role in fighting poverty in America’s poorest big city. Criminal records, even minor and old ones, have an outsized effect on ...
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....
Senate Bill 9 would require all Pennsylvanians who are applying for many public benefits, including unemployment compensation (UC), to provide government-issued ID and to sign an affidavit attesting...
Senate Bill 9 would require all Pennsylvanians who are applying for many public benefits, to provide government-issued ID and to sign an affidavit attesting to their U.S. citizenship or lawful...
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...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Supervising Attorney Nadia Hewka on September 14, 2016 before the House Labor and Industry Committee. Good afternoon Committee members and thank you to...