Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) joined Children’s Law Center Tuesday to discuss what advocates and the government can do nationally and in DC to combat what she describes as a major public health concern: childhood trauma.
The winners of Children’s Law Centers Champion's for Children competition were announced this month and were featured in Legal Bisnow.
Latham & Watkins, Dentons and Clifford Chance are this year's Champions for Children winners -- beating more than 30 firms in an annual campaign that raises funds for DC kids who have been abused and neglected, or have unmet special education or health needs.
Children’s Law Center policy attorney Kimberly Waller was featured on WPFW 89.3 radio program Taking Action on Jan. 26 to discuss proposed cuts to TANF and why the program is providing vital support to vulnerable children in DC.
In a new story about the effects of trauma on young children, Education World cites Children's Law Center's trauma report.
Children's Law Center celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It's been a tumultuous two decades for children, with every government agency responsible for children's well-being subject to federal oversight. But overall, the status of DC's children has improved. Despite this progress, children in our poorest wards have been left behind and the District still struggles to help them.
The Bainum Family Foundation has announced its new Birth-to-Three Policy Alliance, of which Children’s Law Center is a part. The Alliance will focus on increasing access to quality, comprehensive early childhood services and other supports for infants and toddlers and their families in DC
Newly introduced by the DC Council, The School Attendance Clarification Amendment Act of 2015 makes changes to current truancy protocols in the District. In addition to undoing the city’s 80/20 rule it would prevent the suspension or expulsion of students for attendance issues. Rather than being referred to law enforcement, police would take minors who skipped class back to school.
In a recent article about the legislation, The Washington Post referred to Children’s Law Center’s truancy report, which was released in 2015 in partnership with DC Lawyer for Youth.
Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow sat down with Parachute Coaching's Lauren Laitin recently to discuss her leadership style. At Children’s Law Center, staff are encouraged to be great parents, employees and leaders.
Washington Council of Lawyers featured Children’s Law Center’s partnership with Unity’s Minnesota Avenue clinic in a recent East of the River profile.