Community Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income Philadelphians. Among other things, CLS addresses barriers to employment and housing caused by criminal records; helps people, when possible, clear their records through expungement, sealing, and pardons; advocates for people wrongfully denied employment or housing due to their records; works with coalitions and policymakers to improve and enhance legislation and administrative practices that affect people with criminal records; and provides training and support to public interest attorneys across the country.

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