August 5, 2019

"More than 620,000 people are released from federal and state prisons each year and return to their communities. This substantial number is nearly equivalent to the population of Boston annually. While these and other individuals have already served their prison or jai...

July 1, 2019

June 30, 2019, Maria Panaritis - The Philadelphia Inquirer

George and Mimi Limbach left their Drexel Hill home Wednesday morning and headed not to George’s job as a financial advisory firm executive in Conshohocken, not to visit any of their six grown children, but to a...

June 10, 2019

TCRC Philly is planning to open the Community Healing and Transformation Center at 3609 N. Broad St Philadelphia Pa. July 1, 2019.

The grand opening celebration will be on Friday June 28th, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm.

The focus of this Center will be to address the needs of th...

May 24, 2019

May 22, 2019, Alyssa Biederman - The Harrisburg Bureau

In Pennsylvania, prisoners can train for jobs as barbers and cosmetologists, but many of them struggle to get licenses to work in those fields after their release because of their criminal convictions.

Two bills — on...

May 23, 2019

Join CLS for a free expungment clinic during Reentry Month 2019!

Date: June 20, 2019 

Location: 1410 W. Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 
Time: 5:00pm -7:00pm 


Expungements are a way to clear your criminal record.

Under Pennsylv...

March 26, 2019

March 25, 2019, Claudia De Palma - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Poverty in Philadelphia is tenacious. Despite a growing population and economy, Philadelphia is still the poorest of the country’s 10 largest cities, with a poverty rate stuck at 26 percent. Any effort to solv...

March 19, 2019

March 14, 2019, Michael D'Onofrio - The Philadelphia Tribune

Philadelphia’s hometown rapper Meek Mill brought his message of criminal justice reform to City Hall Thursday.

And City Council responded by honoring Mill with a proclamation designating Friday through Sunday a...

March 6, 2019

March 5, 2019, John N. Mitchell - The Philadelphia Tribune

After her release from prison in November 2017, Shawn Baker needed help.

“I didn’t know what to do next,” said Baker, who served eight years on an aggravated assault charge. “You are by yourself when you get out...

December 7, 2018

This revised document that details the legal restrictions regarding hiring and occupational licensing when someone has a criminal conviction in Pennsylvania.  It includes some legal remedies as well. Many thanks to Janet Ginzberg at Community Legal Services for updatin...

November 5, 2018

November 3, 2018, Max Marin - Billy Penn

Meek Mill delivered a surprise endorsement on Friday with a video backing Gov. Tom Wolf in the upcoming gubernatorial election in which he cited the Democrat’s efforts on criminal justice reform. The black-and-white video announc...

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