Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update on DC's child welfare system

Take a look at the Public Catalyst Group's (PCG) report to the District government on CFSA.   The report was written as part of the fall 2008 court stipulation.   The report was underwhelming, especially in light of the fee paid to PCG -- think many thousands of dollars.

Onto a more useful exercise:   Get ready for the Council's Committee on Human Services' public round table on the one-year anniversary of the Jacks' tragedy.   The round table -- a Review of the "Repairing the safety net for at-risk children and families reform plan" one-year after the Jacks' Tragedy -- is being held on February 11 at Noon in Room 123 of the Wilson Building.   More information is available from the committee by calling 724-8191.

Also important is the CHS public hearing on Bill 18-0012, "The Adoption and Safe Families Amendment Act of 2009."   The hearing is being held on February 11 at 9:00 am in Room 123 of the Wilson Building.   The legislation is on-line at the City Council Web site."   Additional information on the legislation is in the Child- and Youth-Related Legislative Tracking Database.   More information is available from the committee by calling 724-8191.

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