Links, resources, and information to make sure you get all benefits you’re entitled to
Everyone deserves to feel financially secure. But sometimes money is tight. Or you may be concerned that you’re not getting paid all of your wages. Check out the resources below for information about accessing benefits and asserting your rights as a worker.
To start the benefits screening process with the CASH Campaign of Maryland, visit: https://cashmd.org/benefits-screening/. The CASH Campaign can work with you to make sure you get all the benefits you’re entitled to – from housing to food to Medicaid, and more.
Enlaces, recursos e información para asegurarse de que obtiene todos los beneficios a los que tiene derecho
Todos merecen sentirse financieramente seguros. Pero a veces el dinero es apretado. O puede que le preocupe que no le paguen todos sus salarios. Consulte los recursos a continuación para obtener información sobre el acceso a los beneficios y la afirmación de sus derechos como trabajador.
Para comenzar el proceso de selección de beneficios con la Campaña CASH de Maryland, visite: https://cashmd.org/benefits-screening/. La Campaña CASH puede trabajar con usted para asegurarse de que obtenga todos los beneficios a los que tiene derecho, desde vivienda hasta alimentos, Medicaid y más.
The Prisoners’ Rights Project seeks to end unjust and inhumane pretrial detention.
Whether a person stays in jail before trial or is released should not depend on how much money they have. When someone can’t afford to pay bail, they may sit in jail for weeks or months. In the meantime, they might lose their job, and their family loses a breadwinner. In order to get out sooner, they might take a plea deal, even if they’re not guilty.
The Public Justice Center’s work to address the devastating effects of bail bonds is an integral part of the coordinated effort of the Coalition for a Safe and Just Maryland (CSJM). We pursue pretrial justice that will:
Eliminate unnecessary arrests and detentions that disrupt and destabilize families and communities,
Severely restrict pretrial detention (consistent with the presumption of innocence and the fact that the vast majority of those charged pose no threat to the public or flight risk),
Expand reliance on community-based supports that aid people in making their court appearances and remaining law-abiding while awaiting court,
End secured bail, and
End other pretrial practices that have a disparate impact on people and communities of color.
In addition to working on bail reform, the Public Justice Center has spurred changes in how people are treated while locked up pretrial.
Health care in pretrial detention in Baltimore
Our efforts forced an overhaul of the Baltimore City Detention Center’s health care system and major improvements to the facilities, including closure of the oldest facilities and new accommodations for people with disabilities. We are monitoring the jail’s progress in improving its health care system and facilities and continue to press aggressively to require system improvements to achieve a constitutional health care system as swiftly as possible.
Treatment of protesters in police custody
We represented members of the community organizing group Baltimore Bloc and others who were among 65 people unlawfully arrested and detained at a peaceful protest held during Artscape 2016. In a settlement in fall 2018, the Baltimore City Police Department agreed to significant policy reforms to respect rights to free speech and protest and treatment of people in police custody.