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FY22 Budget Testimony: Budget Oversight Hearing

June 25, 2021

Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow testified before the DC Council’s Committee of the Whole Budget Oversight Hearing to urge the Council to ensure it does not leave unfunded or underfunded several important pieces of legislation that have an enormous impact on children’s health and wellbeing. Specifically, Judith asked the Council to ensure it fully funds the Office of the Ombudsperson for Children; the Department of Buildings; the Residential Housing Environmental Safety Amendment Act; the Home and Hospital Instruction Program; School-Based Mental Health; Healthy Futures; Healthy Steps; Targeted Affordable Housing voucers; and the Access to Justice Initiative; as well as divesting local dollars from the MPD School Safety Division to remove police from DC public schools.

Read her testimony: