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Parents! Are you being investigated by Philadelphia DHS (Department of Human Services)? Are you receiving DHS or CUA (Community Umbrella Agency) services? Are you unsure about your rights...
Community Legal Services joined National Advocates for Pregnant Women to co-author an amicus brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the matter of In re L.J.B. This brief supports a mother in...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Kathleen Creamer to Philadelphia City Council on June 14, 2016. Good afternoon Chairwoman Bass and members of City Council. Thank you...
Navigating the child welfare system can be confusing, emotional, and overwhelming to a parent. The CLS Family Advocacy Unit has helped parents navigate this system on a day-to-day basis for over...
  Pennsylvania Educational Video for Judges and Legal Professionals http://www.ocfcpacourts.us/childrens-roundtable-initiative/state-roundtable-workgroupscommittees/dependent-children-of-...
For over three decades, the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services has represented thousands of low-income parents in child welfare cases. We have a unique interdisciplinary practice model...
We all know instinctively, and it is borne out in the research, that children do better with their families. Removal from home is a serious intervention into a child’s life, one of the most serious...
The following Testimony was delivered by Kathleen Creamer, Supervising Attorney at Community Legal Services, in front of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Human Services Committee...
Community Legal Services (CLS) is a non profit organization that provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals on a broad range of civil matters, with an expertise in dependency, child...
What you should do now if you are incarcerated and your child is in foster care or county-paid kinship care: