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FY24 Budget Testimony: Department of Behavioral Health

March 30, 2023

Children’s Law Center Path Forward Project Lead Amber Rieke testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Health to urge the Committee to ensure the Department of Behavioral Health’s budget includes the funding needed to improve access to behavioral health services for children and families, specifically by increasing funding for School-Based Behavioral Health Expansion by $5.7 million, to sustain compensation for clinicians; and by restoring the apparent $655,000 cut to Healthy Futures.