In the most recent budget cycle, Children’s Law Center and the community we serve achieved a major victory in TANF reform. The DC Council voted to do-away with the 60 month time limit and gradually increase benefits for those whose payments had been reduced. Recently, The Washington Post spoke with Children's Law Center about the victory.
There aren’t enough hours in the day for Children’s Law Center’s 100-person staff of lawyers, social workers and investigators to assist each child and family in DC that needs a lawyer. That’s why, for the past 20 years, Children’s Law Center has partnered with lawyers within the government, corporate in-house counsel and DC’s top law firms
Children’s Law Center Policy Director Sharra Greer was recently profiled by the DC Bar. Under her leadership, Children’s Law Center has successfully advocated for significant policy changes including sweeping special education and TANF reforms.
Recently Children's Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow spoke with The Washington Post about the Supreme Court ruling that DC wasn't doing enough to support District kids with disabilities. The decision is an important special eduation victory. When we address the needs of kids with disabilities, we clear the way for learning -- and that's good news for everyone.
I’m saddened by the news that former Councilmember Jim Graham, a tireless advocate for children and families in the District of Columbia, has passed away.
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."
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.
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.
Statement from Judith Sandalow, Executive Director, Children’s Law Center on newly released Six Steps to Protecting Our Youth
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.