With this issue, The Community Voice is launching a yearlong Solutions Journalism project entitled “The Criminalization of Poverty.”

This installment includes our investigation into the effects of suspended driver's licenses. In other legal matters, we also take a look at the growing community of African-American gun owners; what to know if you're joining a protest; who are some of our regional Black attorneys; what to know about family court; and what to know about wrongful convictions. We welcome guest contributors: Judge Monique Centeno of Kansas' 18th Judicial Court and Attorney Mark Dupree, DA for Wyandotte County.

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You may be there seeking a divorce settlement, child custody, an increase (or decrease) in child support or visitation. Most people don’t ever…

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Representing yourself in family court is extremely difficult. There are laws, procedures and local rules that have to be followed. There are s…

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