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04/05/2018

Shriver Center logoThe Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the April episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Overcoming the Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. 

The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.

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04/04/2018

National Crime Victims Rights Week logoAs part of the Office of Victims of Crime’s (OVC) commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), OVC will host a webinar entitled NCVRW Creating a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organization: Strategies for Success on April 11, 2018 from 2:00 pm–3:30 pm Eastern, that focuses on evidence-based strategies for your organization to address vicarious trauma.

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04/04/2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until April 13, 2018, to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The federally funded program was slated to end April 6, 2018, but the Wolf Administration decided that given the unpredictable weather this winter, Pennsylvania would extend the program, giving people extra time to apply for funding.

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04/03/2018

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The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the March 2018 edition of Health Law PA News, a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org
 
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03/27/2018

The Internal Revenue Service’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its annual program report. The report describes how LITCs provide representation, education, and advocacy for taxpayers who are low income or speak English as a second language (ESL).

During 2016, LITCs represented 19,479 taxpayers dealing with an IRS tax controversy. They helped taxpayers secure more than $4.3 million in tax refunds and brought more than 4,200 taxpayers back into compliance.

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