The Philadelphia Bar Foundation funds nearly 40 legal aid nonprofits, all of whom are doing incredible work in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania for the communities they serve. Our bi-weekly news round-ups highlight their recent activities:
1/27/20 – Monique Howard, Executive Director of Women Organized Against Sexual Assault, was interviewed by KYW News Radio about the complicated emotions sexual assault survivors may be feeling surrounding Kobe Bryant’s death and rape allegations from 2003.
1/25/20 – Vic Walczak, the Legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of PA defended a York County man’s First Amendment Rights when he was told he couldn’t film on a public sidewalk.
1/24/20 – The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project won a $75,000 settlement on behalf of a woman who was sexually assaulted in a Berks County immigration facility.
1/24/20 – Along with a other Philadelphia nonprofits, Women Against Abuse received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for programs that work to reduce homelessness.
1/23/20 – Governor Tom Wolf is proposing a $5.1 million funding boost to the state’s oversight of residential juvenile programs, but some advocates including Juvenile Law Center are disagreeing with this course of action.
1/22/20 – The School District of Lancaster is involved in a lawsuit, filed by Education Law Center and Public Interest Law Center, surrounding Pennsylvania’s funding system.
1/16/20 – The American Civil Liberties Union of PA rescinded their support for a Pennsylvania House bill on probation reform.
1/16/20 – A judge approved a settlement in the Title IX lawsuit against Lock Haven University that was litigated, in part, by Women’s Law Project.