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State-funded attorneys for low-income residents have success

July 28, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
State-funded attorneys representing nearly 27,000 low-income Californians have helped many of them avoid eviction and settle disputes over housing and child custody far more often than those facing similar disputes without lawyers, the state Judicial Council reports.
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California seeks solutions to homeless sex offender rate

July 29, 2017 | Press Democrat
California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2½ years ago, when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they could live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them.

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