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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...
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...
Starting in 2010, the Philadelphia courts began trying to aggressively collect $1.5 billion in criminal court debt (court costs, fees, fines, restitution and forfeited bail) going back to the 1970s....