Senator Kitchen & Community Legal Services Offer Seminar on Paying Court Costs on 10/19/12 | SenatorKitchen.com | 10/5/12

United States criminal justice system flowchart.

United States criminal justice system flowchart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5, 2012 – The Philadelphia courts have stepped up collection efforts for individuals owing costs, fines, supervision fees, restitution and bail to the criminal courts.

 

State Sen. Shirley Kitchen and Community Legal Services are offering a free seminar to help these individuals who owe or may owe criminal court costs and fines.

 

The free seminar, Culture of Collection: The New Court Payment System, takes place on Friday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center, Unit No. 6 in the Lehigh Pavilion, 1701 W. Lehigh Ave. in Philadelphia.

 

“One in five city residents owe money to the courts. Individuals who are not current with their costs risk loss of public benefits, wage garnishment, sheriff’s sale and other financial consequences,” said Kitchen (D-Phila.). “Avoiding these payments is not worth the risk. There are affordable options and payment plans. I encourage everyone who owes payment or thinks they owe payment to the courts to attend this free seminar and learn the steps they need to take.”

 

There will also be a special documentary screening of Pay Up! Criminal Justice Debt in Philadelphia.

 

For more information, contact Sen. Kitchen’s district office at 215-227-6161 or kwaters@pasenate.com or visit www.senatorkitchen.com

 

For full press release see: Kitchen, Community Legal Services Offer Seminar on Paying Court Costs « Senator Shirley Kitchen.

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