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MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.
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Our Impact In Fiscal Year 2017-2018

  • People Helped

    20,952

  • Cases Handled

    11,070

  • Economic Benefit $

    4,476,455

  • Advocate Hours

    106,909

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News & Notes

Allentown, PA - Aimed at reducing the stigma that people with criminal records face while looking for jobs, education and housing, Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate law expands criminal record sealing to more types of offenses. Starting Friday, an automated computer process will begin wiping cases from public databases. These include charges that were dropped or where individuals were found not guilty, as well as summary convictions and other nonviolent crimes that occurred more than 10 years ago.

Harrisburg, PA - The Federal Trade Commission has finalized the rule implementing a 2018 law that requires the nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers.

The Free Electronic Credit Monitoring for Active Duty Military Rule, which will be published in the Federal Register shortly, implements legislation included in the 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by requiring CRAs to notify active duty military consumers about any “material” additions or modifications to their credit files.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Ten percent of 60,979 households in Franklin County, Pa., live in poverty, according to a new report released Tuesday by United Way of Pennsylvania.

For some families in Franklin County, financial conditions have improved since 2010, the end of the Great Recession. Yet with rising costs in housing, child care, food and health care, many still find themselves struggling.