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Your Detailed Rights as a Crime Victim

Descriptions of the rights you have as a victim of crime in Pennsylvania

Blue Campaign

Information on Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases.

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. This provides additional information about human trafficking, how to deal with it, and how to report if you are a victim of trafficking.

Tools That Teach: What is Human Trafficking? (Video)

This video from the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign helps answer the question "What is Human Trafficking? "

Human Trafficking - PA Courts

Human trafficking is a type of human rights abuse where people profit from the exploitation of others – mainly through the use of force, fraud or coercion to manipulate victims into engaging in sex acts or labor/services in exchange for something of value. Learn more about this from the Pennsylvania Courts.

Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

Information on resources for victims of human trafficking and other crimes and the organizations that serve them from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Understanding Human Trafficking: Fact vs. Fiction - PA Courts

Learn the facts, not fiction about Human Trafficking from the Pennsylvania Courts.

Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life. This provides information on the kind of help available from USCIS. For more information please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.

Get a Clean Slate in Pennsylvania - MyCleanSlatePA.com

This website, MyCleanSlatePA.com provides comprehensive information on Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law that provides for automated sealing of certain criminal records. Information is also provided on how to obtain legal help in dealing with your criminal record.

Minimum Wage and Overtime Complaint Form

This form from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is used to file complaints under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act of 1968. In an effort to expedite your complaint, the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance encourages you to take advantage of the online or electronic submission of the complaint form, but you may choose instead to return a hardcopy version of this form.

Federal Court Finder

Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization. Each District Court has its own local forms which are generally available on the Court website.

How to File a Case in Philadelphia Small Claims Court

Explanation of the Small Claims Court process in Philadelphia from Philadelphia Legal Assistance as outlined in a brochure from the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System

The Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS) is an Internet-based system of services for use by customers and potential customers of the PA CareerLink® offices. CWDS provides online access to job openings; information about employers; services and training opportunities for job seekers; and labor market information. All of this is available by enrolling on-line with CWDS.

Know Your Rights at Work

This booklet from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General outlines the rights a worker has in the workplace and how to get help if you are experiencing an unlawful work-related issue.

Family and Medical Leave Act Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet from the United States Department of Labor about the Family and Medical Leave Act. [PDF]

Minimum Wage and Overtime Complaint Form

This form from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is used to file complaints under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act of 1968. In an effort to expedite your complaint, the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance encourages you to take advantage of the online or electronic submission of the complaint form, but you may choose instead to return a hardcopy version of this form.

Expungement Guide - York County

Legal information about the law and the expungement process in York County designed to help individuals interested in the expungement of criminal records address their own legal needs.

Expungements - Allegheny County

Information on expungements of criminal records from the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Criminal Division.

Blue Campaign

Information on Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases.

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. This provides additional information about human trafficking, how to deal with it, and how to report if you are a victim of trafficking.

Tools That Teach: What is Human Trafficking? (Video)

This video from the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign helps answer the question "What is Human Trafficking? "

Benefit Appeals - Important Information for UC Appeal Hearings

Information from the PA Department of Labor & Industry on appeals of unemployment compensation claims.

Human Trafficking - PA Courts

Human trafficking is a type of human rights abuse where people profit from the exploitation of others – mainly through the use of force, fraud or coercion to manipulate victims into engaging in sex acts or labor/services in exchange for something of value. Learn more about this from the Pennsylvania Courts.

Payment/1099G FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry about Form UC-1099G related to unemployment compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

Information on resources for victims of human trafficking and other crimes and the organizations that serve them from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Understanding Human Trafficking: Fact vs. Fiction - PA Courts

Learn the facts, not fiction about Human Trafficking from the Pennsylvania Courts.

Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life. This provides information on the kind of help available from USCIS. For more information please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.

Trans Youth Handbook

The Trans Youth Handbook serves as a comprehensive legal resource guide that covers the rights of trans youth across a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work.

How to File a Case in Philadelphia Small Claims Court

Explanation of the Small Claims Court process in Philadelphia from Philadelphia Legal Assistance as outlined in a brochure from the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

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