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CLS sent the following letter to members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on March 12, 2018 More than 33 Pennsylvania counties and 7 municipalities and their employers could be...
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...
For nearly two decades, Community Legal Services (CLS) has been at the forefront of removing barriers to opportunity for people with criminal records. A major focus of that work has been to...
This webinar on CLS' work promoting access to expungement through community expungement clinics was presented by CLS Staff Attorney Jamie Gullen on December 13, 2017 and was hosted by the Clean Slate...
Arrest and conviction records create barriers to employment, housing, and other basic needs and services. For immigrant clients, a record may be even more damaging, as it can lead to immigration...
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...
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 ...