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Parents discovered a lack of help for special needs children. Now they’re pushing the state for more licensed therapists

As the state moves toward new regulations for helping special needs children, advocates say the standard is too low in Pennsylvania.
By Brett Sholtis

Smart Talk: Lead poisoning inspector policy changes

Following a state policy change, long-time lead inspectors aren't able to get contracts
By Merideth Bucher

In Philadelphia, a community-based program teaches defendants how to help themselves

Part V of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Annette John-Hall, Keystone Crossroads

Interactive map: a county-by-county look at spending on public defense in Pennsylvania

Part VI of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Keystone Crossroads, Staff Report

Updated: October 4, 2018 | 1:11 pm

Reporters discuss public defender series on Smart Talk

Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Scott LaMar

Lead poisoning home inspectors aren’t getting paid — and some say children are at risk

Following a state policy change, long-time lead inspectors aren't able to get contracts, while most of the work goes to one private company.
By Brett Sholtis

With private money fueling fight against drug crime in Blair County, public defenders feel squeezed

Part IV of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Decades after landmark lawsuit, caseload concerns continue in Allegheny County’s public defender office

Part III of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By An-Li Herring, WESA

Despite outlier status, Pa. lawmakers don’t make public defense a priority

Part II of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Katie Meyer

Wrongful murder conviction points to systemic problems with public defense in Pennsylvania

Part I of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Emily Previti and Lindsay Lazarski, Keystone Crossroads
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