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Fox 5: Family of girl with severe lead poisoning faces homelessness

April 14, 2017
Tragedy struck when the Luster family learned their daughter had severe lead poisoning, despite an inspection deeming their apartment safe. Now there’s another hurdle: Homelessness. Experiencing discrimination by landlords upon finding out the Lusters use housing vouchers, the family has been unable to find safe, stable housing. Fox 5 DC spoke with Children’s Law Center’s Executive Director Judith Sandalow about what the Lusters, and families like theirs, face. 

The Perpetual Challenge: Managing the Threat Infectious Diseases Pose to Our Community

April 6, 2017
“Absolutely, something is going to happen.” With those words, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned that every administration in modern history has had to contend with outbreaks of infectious disease, and more outbreaks will occur in the years ahead. Fauci was speaking to a packed audience of attorneys, advocates, public health experts and others at a breakfast sponsored by Children’s Law Center yesterday.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Prominent Expert on Infectious Disease to Speak at Children’s Law Center Breakfast

April 3, 2017
Prominent Expert on Infectious Disease to Speak at Children’s Law Center Breakfast   NIH Leader, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, to be Featured Speaker Wednesday Morning

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading Children’s Advocates to Discuss DC’s FY18 Budget

March 28, 2017
On the day Mayor Muriel Bowser will give her State of the District Address, and just a few days before she releases her FY18 budget, leading advocates for DC’s children and families will hold an audio press briefing to discuss the budget priorities that would improve the health and wellbeing of young children and families in the District.

Chancellor Antwan Wilson Shares Vision for DC Public Schools

March 23, 2017
DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson joined Children’s Law Center supporters Wednesday evening to discuss what he’s learned in his seven weeks on the job and his vision for the future of DC schools. Children’s Law Center board member Chip Magid, who is co-chairing the 2017 Helping Children Soar Benefit with his wife Vicky, hosted the gathering in their home. 

Associated Press: What Led to the Supreme Court’s Student Disabilities Ruling?

March 23, 2017
The Associated Press reached out to Children’s Law Center’s Judith Sandalow to learn more about why the Supreme Court’s ruling on students with disabilities is critical for our most vulnerable children.

RELEASE: Children’s Law Center Honors Skadden, Dentons and Clifford Chance for Generous Support for DC’s Kids

March 14, 2017
  Children's Law Center Honors Skadden, Dentons and Clifford Chance for Generous Support for DC's Kids   WASHINGTON, DC – Children’s Law Center today announced that its 2016 Champions for Children Award winners are Clifford Chance US LLP, Dentons and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. The award recognizes the generosity of law firms with total 2016 annual giving to Children’s Law Center that exceeded that of their peers. 

NBC4: DC Schools Take a New Approach to Battling Bullying

March 1, 2017
Suspensions and expulsions often ignore the root cause of a child's behavior issues and are ineffective in curbing behavior issues. Recently NBC 4 spoke with Children's Law Center Policy Analyst Michael Villafranca about bullying and how moving away from Suspensions in DC schools can put children on a better path. Watch the video below.

Huffington Post: Fix the Leaky Roof: Putting a Hold on DC’s Tax Triggers

February 14, 2017
In her latest Huffington Post blog, Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow warns DC leaders we must prepare now for a looming budget crisis in the District.