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FY21 Budget Testimony: DHS & CFSA

May 22, 2020

Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow recently shared her testimony for DC’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) before the DC Council’s Committee on Human Services. Judith’s testimony stressed the critical importance of creating a balanced and just budget that prioritizes DC’s most vulnerable families. We know that the investments we make in our budget today can help mitigate harms caused by years of structural racism and inequity which have been highlighted by the pandemic crisis.

At CLC, we believe that the final DC budget should prioritize the DHS and CFSA services that prevent further harm by keeping children and families in their homes and provide the range of supports that will allow children to stay safely with their parents and minimize the trauma of entry into foster care.

Read the full testimony here: