Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2016«

#ReentryWeek at South Carolina Legal Services

April 20, 2016

0

The U.S. Justice Department has declared April 24-30, 2016 to be National Reentry Week. As the Department of Justice has noted, addressing the challenges that formerly incarcerated individuals experience is a vital and pressing task. Each year, more than 600,000 individuals return to our neighborhoods after serving time in federal and state prisons, and another […]

A Victory for Second Chances and Food Security in South Carolina

April 12, 2016

0

South Carolina Legal Services won a significant victory for a client wrongly denied SNAP (food stamp) benefits. John made mistakes in the past and received a felony drug conviction but had turned his life around, gone back to school, and was working to get his career on track. The State of South Carolina had even […]