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VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) applauds the historic agreement between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican and Democratic leaders to, among … Read more

2016 Legislative Agenda

2016 Legislative Agenda

Hot off the Press and ready to view! We invite you to look at the 2016 VPLC Legislative Agenda to see… Read more
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Below the Poverty Line

This year, multiple legislators have introduced bills designed to increase TANF benefits; and for good reason.  TANF, which provides cash-assistance … Read more

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) applauds the historic agreement between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican and Democratic leaders to, among … Read more

Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Virginians

Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Virginians

Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of someone else’s money or belongings … Read more

2016 Legislative Agenda

2016 Legislative Agenda

Hot off the Press and ready to view! We invite you to look at the 2016 VPLC Legislative Agenda to see… Read more
New Standards needed for Parent's Attorneys

New Standards needed for Parent’s Attorneys

Parents have a long-recognized constitutional right to raise their children as they see fit, without governmental interference.  The U.S. Supreme … Read more

CFPB imposes $8 million penalty on a company sued by VPLC last year

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action this week against nationwide subprime credit reporting agency Clarity Services, Inc for … Read more

A Survivor’s Story

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky shares the story of one client who made … Read more

2015 SNAP Challenge: Reflection and Need for Action

SNAP Challenge: Final Reflections

 

How do you afford to eat on a budget of just $4 per day? Such … Read more

How can Virginia celebrate the Medicaid 50th anniversary? – Closing the Coverage Gap

 

On its 50th anniversary, it’s important to remember that the Medicaid program has helped make millions of Americans healthier … Read more

Dodd-Frank is only 5 years old—why are the big banks trying to kill it?

What is Dodd-Frank?  It is the financial reform law that passed Congress 5 years ago.  What are the big banks … Read more

What can you do about substandard care in a nursing home?

Richmond Nursing Home might close, but what happens to the patients?

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Welcome to Shark Week 2015

Loansharks inflict economic violence on borrowers.

 

“We may think of violence as physical harm. But violence is defined as … Read more