Washington Post: District extends reach of mental health services for children, report says

The Washington Post writes about findings in Children's Law Center's 2015 Children's Mental Health Report Card. The Post highlights improvements the District has made in the past year, which allowed them to reach 3,000 more children than ever before.

Executive director Judith Sandalow is quoted in the article:

Washington Post: Editorial: Countering abysmal truancy in DC schools

Children’s Law Center's report on DC's high truancy rates was the focus of an editorial in the Washington Post. The editorial quotes the report released last week by Children's Law Center and DC Lawyers for Youth. The editorial quotes the report and urges city leadership to intensify their efforts to figure out which practices are effective and which may be counterproductive.

WHUR: The Daily Drum, DC Public School Truancy

Listen to Judith Sandalow and Daniel Okonkwo, executive director of DC Lawyers For Youth (DCLY), discuss the recent report released by Children's Law Center and DCLY on Monday.

Judith, Daniel, and host Harold Fisher discussed why kids miss scool, how new anti-truancy programs have helped, what interventions have worked, and how putting kids in court does not work to drive down District truancy rates.


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