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  • Family and Medical Leave Act Fact Sheet

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on the Family and Medical Leave Act that protects certain employees from getting fired while on leave for family or medical reasons. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
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  • Victim Service Programs

    If you are a victim of crime or have been affected by a crime, you may receive help from an advocate from a Victim Service Program. The following link provides information on local programs that offer help. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services
  • Expungement Explainer

    Information on expungement including what criminal records can be expunged and the process for getting them expunged. Read More

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    MyCleanSlatePA.com
  • 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? " Read More

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    Department of Homeland Security
  • The Faces of Human Trafficking (Video)

    This public service announcement from the Office of Victims of Crime was created to raise awareness of human trafficking, how anyone can be a victim, and that survivors of this crime have very diverse backgrounds and experiences. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 1: An Introduction (Video)

    This video introduces the issue of human trafficking—both sex and labor trafficking—in the United States in order to raise awareness and provide a foundation for further discussion and training. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 2: An Introduction to Sex Trafficking (Video)

    This video provides an overview of sex trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, and social service, legal, and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of sex trafficking, and industries where sex trafficking is more common. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 3: An Introduction to Labor Trafficking (Video)

    This video provides an overview of labor trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, social service, legal and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of labor trafficking, and industries where labor trafficking is more common. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 4: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Video)

    This video highlights task force and other multidisciplinary initiatives, demonstrating the collaborations needed to serve victims of trafficking effectively, bring traffickers to justice, and build the community's capacity. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 5: Effective Victim Services (Video)

    This video includes information on the importance of providing victim-centered, trauma-informed services to meet the wide array of needs experienced by trafficking victims. Coordination and collaboration are critical in responding to the diverse population of trafficking survivors, as no one provider can meet all of the needs of all types of trafficking victims. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 6: Focus on Youth (Video)

    This video highlights the specific vulnerabilities, risk factors, and needs of youth, with a focus on the diverse range of professionals who are in a position to identify exploited youth and connect them with appropriate services. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 7: Legal Needs and Rights of Victims (Video)

    This video details the array of comprehensive legal needs a victim of human trafficking may have, including issues of immigration, family law, housing, bankruptcy, employment law, public benefits access, criminal defense, rights enforcement, and civil actions. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 8: The Victim-Centered Case (Video)

    This video features survivors, service providers, prosecutors, and local law enforcement who have worked on human trafficking cases that have ended with a successful prosecution. They stress the importance of proactive cases and collecting various kinds of evidence rather than relying solely on victim testimony. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • Faces of Human Trafficking Video 9: Now That We Are Free (Video)

    This video features survivors of human trafficking who are resilient, thriving members of their communities. They share insight on the support systems, services, and personal journeys that helped them persevere, with words of encouragement for others who were or may still be in situations of human trafficking. Read More

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    Office for Victims of Crimes
  • How to Sue At the Office of the Magisterial District Judge

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on how to file suit on small claims in your local Office of the Magisterial District Judge. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services