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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.

Fox 5: Despite DC named 4th-best place to live, quality of life gap remains in city

February 9, 2017
Children's Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow was recently featured on Fox 5 to discuss the disparities between DC's poorest and most affluent residents. While in many Northwest Wards quality of living is high, those in DC's 7th and 8th wards, families often pay more than half their income in rent. 

Fox 5: 2-year-old girl diagnosed with extreme lead poisoning in DC

February 2, 2017
Recently a DC family represented by Children’s Law Center made the news after a 2-year-old girl was diagnosed with an extreme case of lead poisoning. Adding to the tragedy was the fact that the Luster family lived in a home approved by DC’s housing office. Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow recently spoke with Fox 5 DC about the case.

The Washington Post: Severe case of lead poisoning in a home sanctioned by housing officials

February 1, 2017
Every child in DC deserves to grow up in a safe home. But in a recent Washington Post story the Luster family shared the story of how their toddler daughter suffered severe lead poisoning after living in a home inspected and approved by the DC housing office.

RELEASE: In Call to Action, Coalition Urges DC Lawmakers to Pause Restrictive Fiscal Policies

January 31, 2017
In Urgent Call to Action, Broad-Based Coalition Urges DC Lawmakers to Pause Restrictive Fiscal Policies that Threaten to Leave Residents’ Needs Unaddressed 50 Prominent Groups Sign Letter Offering Steps to Create Fiscal Flexibility

MEDIA ADVISORY: Progress Amidst Uncertainty: Making the Most of DC's 2018 Budget

January 26, 2017
Experts to Discuss Fiscal Policies that Would Support DC Residents, Release Call to Action to Create the Fiscal Flexibility the District Urgently Needs

RELEASE: Masi Named Pro Bono Director at Children’s Law Center

January 17, 2017
The District of Columbia’s largest nonprofit legal services provider, Children’s Law Center has selected Jennifer Nicole Masi to serve as its new pro bono director.