2016 Annual Report

Transforming the Lives of DC Children

Imagine a child in trouble. Do you picture a student suspended for disruptive behavior? A toddler left alone by his mother? A teenager who has life-threatening asthma attacks in the middle of the night? These are among the troubles children in the District face every day.

In the pages of this annual report, you will read about Darren Pegram, Akhil Medley and Laila Rodriguez, who are among the thousands of children and families Children’s Law Center fought for in 2016. Our work helped transform their lives.

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

“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.

Chancellor Antwan Wilson Shares Vision for DC Public Schools

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. 

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


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. 

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

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.


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