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PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records purpose

Jul. 2, 2019 8:06 am

PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records

Community Legal Services believes that in the first month alone of Clean Slate, more charges will be cleared in Pennsylvania than have ever been cleared before nationwide.
Want to help low-income Philadelphians? Ensure their access to justice purpose

Apr. 3, 2019 3:18 pm

Want to help low-income Philadelphians? Ensure their access to justice

"We have to do a better job of making legal assistance accessible to those who need it," says Jessica Hilburn-Holmes of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
#WeNeedToWork wants government job programs for reentrants and people with disabilities method

Sep. 6, 2016 10:36 am

#WeNeedToWork wants government job programs for reentrants and people with disabilities

Subsidized job programs can help break the cycle of poverty and cut public spending. That's why Community Legal Services and Redeemed have launched an effort to introduce programs in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania at large.
4 ways Pa. can help low-income families recover from Clinton’s 1996 welfare reform method

Aug. 19, 2016 12:39 pm

4 ways Pa. can help low-income families recover from Clinton’s 1996 welfare reform

Community Legal Services has outlined how the Commonwealth can tweak its cash assistance program to help families get out of the cycle of poverty.
Here’s your primer on Afrofuturism people

Aug. 18, 2016 3:08 pm

Here’s your primer on Afrofuturism

Rasheedah Phillips, a Community Legal Services managing attorney and the founder of The AfroFuturist Affair, explains why it should matter to the social impact community in her Around the Corner interview.
Open data can’t alleviate poverty, but here’s how it can help method

May 16, 2016 12:33 pm

Open data can’t alleviate poverty, but here’s how it can help

Some quick takeaways from a recent Community Legal Services event on poverty and data.
This time-traveling sci-fi writer is not your average public interest attorney people

May 10, 2016 12:46 pm

This time-traveling sci-fi writer is not your average public interest attorney

By day, Rasheedah Phillips fights systemic oppression with the law. But she's an Afrofuturist author by night, penning tales of Black culture from a time warp.
Philadelphia can quell youth homelessness if the city acts now method

May 2, 2016 12:53 pm

Philadelphia can quell youth homelessness if the city acts now

Council chambers were packed for a hearing on the subject last Thursday.
This pair of Pa. bills would help ex-offenders find gainful employment results

Apr. 13, 2016 2:27 pm

This pair of Pa. bills would help ex-offenders find gainful employment

Two identical "Clean Slate" bills were just introduced in the state Senate and House with bipartisan support.
The city’s new fair hiring law is a big deal. Here’s why results

Mar. 16, 2016 12:35 pm

The city’s new fair hiring law is a big deal. Here’s why

Ban the Box is a big step in the right direction, but there's still lots of work to be done.

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