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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Pro Bono Lawyer with Children's Law Center

July 18, 2017
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
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DC Bar: Member Spotlight: Sharra Greer

June 26, 2017
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.

Washington Post: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against DC on Special-Needs Students

June 23, 2017
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.

STATEMENT: Remembering Former Councilmember Jim Graham

June 15, 2017
  Statement from Children's Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow on Passing of Former DC Councilmember Jim Graham   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. 

RELEASE: DC Takes Step Forward for Children in Poverty by Reforming TANF

May 30, 2017
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.

WUSA9: Taking Steps to Bring them Home

May 26, 2017
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."

STATEMENT: CLC Applauds Missing Youth Update Report as First Step, Pushes for Primary Prevention Methods

May 24, 2017
Statement from Judith Sandalow, Executive Director, Children’s Law Center on newly released Six Steps to Protecting Our Youth

WAMU: Should DC Lower Estate Tax? Debate Pits Compassion, Competitiveness

May 17, 2017
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.

Fox 5: Family of girl with severe lead poisoning faces homelessness

April 14, 2017
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.