A path to self-sufficiency in Baltimore


MVLS has helped more than 200 Baltimoreans who needed legal "check ups" to break down barriers to full-time quality employment.
Op-Ed (Maryland)

Bonnie Sullivan
Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2016
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Tags: Employment

Organizations mentioned/involved: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)


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MVLS is responsible for providing legal services at four sites, including the Caroline Center, Jane Addams Resource Corporation, Job Opportunities Task Force and Vehicles for Change. To date, MVLS has helped more than 200 Baltimoreans who needed legal “check ups” to break down barriers to full-time quality employment.

These young adults are up against legal situations that are blocking them from securing long-term, high paying jobs and self-sufficiency. Some of the cases involve professional or driver’s license suspensions, issues related to custody or visitation of their children as well as child support, consumer debt matters and student loan repayments, among others. However, the most common type of case that the 1B4J project team is helping these clients navigate is criminal record expungement, including shielding and MVA record expungements.