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RELEASE: DC Takes Step Forward for Children in Poverty by Reforming TANF

May 30, 2017
Today’s TANF reform vote is a saving grace for the more than 10,000 children who rely on the program. Children’s Law Center’s reaches more than 5,000 children and their families each year, and sees first-hand how important TANF benefits are to children living in poverty.

WUSA9: Taking Steps to Bring them Home

May 26, 2017
Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow appeared on WUSA 9 to discuss Mayor Muriel Bowser's new "Six Steps to Protecting Our Youth Update Report."

STATEMENT: CLC Applauds Missing Youth Update Report as First Step, Pushes for Primary Prevention Methods

May 24, 2017
Statement from Judith Sandalow, Executive Director, Children’s Law Center on newly released Six Steps to Protecting Our Youth

WAMU: Should DC Lower Estate Tax? Debate Pits Compassion, Competitiveness

May 17, 2017
Tax cuts shouldn’t come at the expense of those in poverty, especially at a time when schools are growing and many face homelessness. Ahead of the DC Council’s budget vote, Children's Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow discussed the looming triggers with WAMU's Martin Austermuhle.

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.