Huffington Post: The Difference 20 Years Makes for Children

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.

RELEASE: Bainum Family Foundation Announces Creation of Birth-to-Three Policy Alliance, Initial Grants of $575,000

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

The Washington Post: Tardies at All DC Schools Would Not Count as Absences Under Proposed Law

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.

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