In 2012, Children’s Law Center released its plan for improving the District’s mental health services for children. The plan draws from Children’s Law Center’s extensive experience working with the mental health systems as advocates and attorneys. It includes 32 specific, practical recommendations – including ways to improve access to care and expand community-based services.Since its release, Children’s Law Center has published annual Children’s Mental Health Report Cards. These report cards grade the District government’s progress toward meeting the mental health needs of low-income children. The reports have generated much media coverage on the topic, which can be found in our newsroom.Downloadable versions of the reports can be found below.