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FY19 Oversight Testimony: Department of Behavioral Health

February 12, 2019

Children’s Law Center Policy Director Sharra Greer recently testified about the Department of Behavioral Health during DC’s oversight proceedings. We testified because the clients we serve continue to lack timely, quality services. In addition to this, many of the children we work with—children in the foster care system or receiving special education services—only need our help because their mental health needs have gone unaddressed. During her testimony, Sharra urged the Mayor with the Council’s oversight to use the current moment of transition to examine how the agency, and the behavioral health system that extends beyond this agency, can be reformed to meet the needs of our city. Read the full testimony here.