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FY16 Budget Testimony: Child & Family Services Agency

April 28, 2015

Executive Director Judith Sandalow testified regarding the Mayor’s proposal for the CFSA’s FY2016 budget. In her testimony, she praised the Mayor for prioritizing the needs of DC’s most vulnerable children and families by not making cuts to CFSA’s budget. Likewise, she conveyed her support for the Administration’s continued substanital investment in front-end services. Judith expressed concern, however, over the apparent lack of re-investment service improvements for teens and young adults in foster care.

As a result, the Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services requested that CFSA submit reports to the Council regarding the cost and feasibility of expanding the availability of services for teens in foster care, including college and vocational advising, so that youth can receive these services at younger ages.  These reports are due by Dec. 31, 2015.

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