For Philadelphia citizens returning from incarceration, unresolved traffic fines and license suspensions can pose a major obstacle to employment and self-sufficiency; this report documents the extent of the problem and proposes a number of common-sense solutions.
HUD’s new “RAD” program aims to convert hundreds of public housing units to privately-owned “Section 8” facilities; this guide offers recommendations for keeping converted units affordable and for protecting tenants’ rights.
A study of practices in Magisterial District Justice courts in Pennsylvania reveals that many do not provide adequate language access to litigants whose native language is not English; this report urges policy changes at both the local and state levels.
Recent case law permits counties to decline requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants beyond the expiration of their county sentences; this report examines counties’ responses and urges that communities be involved in shaping county policies.
This report, examines the prevalence of wage theft in Pennsylvania, and concludes that hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania workers are paid less than they are owed each week.