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Testimony: Interagency Council on Behavioral Health Establishment Amendment Act of 2019

June 13, 2019

DC’s public behavioral health care system, despite many recent improvements, is still not fully meeting the needs of our children and families, and reform is needed. As we have testified year after year, many of the children we work with—children in the foster care system or receiving special education services—only need our help because their behavioral health needs have gone unaddressed. That’s why Children’s Law Center policy analyst Michael Villafranca testified again today about the state of the behavioral health system in DC.