Sunday, September 6, 2009

Council hearing notices in the 9/4 DC Register

Child- and youth-related hearing notices in the September 4, 2009 edition of the DC Register:
  • The Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (CM Mendelson, At-large, chair) is holding a public hearing on B18-344, "Information Sharing to Improve Services for Children and Families Act of 2009", on November 4 at 11:00 am in the JAWB Council Chamber.   The full hearing notice is on page 7280 in the September 4, 2009 edition of the DC Register; the notice includes information about testifying.

    The purpose of the bill is to allow government agencies to share information about children and youth with persons with a "professional interest" in the "protection, welfare, treatment, and rehabilitation" of young people.   The bill also requires the Attorney General to report to the public on a quarterly basis information about arrests of people under age 18.

    The bill was introduced on June 16, 2009 by CMs Wells (Ward 6), Graham (Ward 1).

  • The Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation (CM Thomas, Ward 5, chair) is holding a public oversight hearing on "The Status of Day Care Programs and Activities within the Department of Parks and Recreation" on September 9 at 6:00 pm in Room 123 of the JAWB.   The purpose of the hearing is to review the current status of day care programs operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation.   The notice has details about signing up to testify on page 7282.
  • The Committee of the Whole (Council Chair Gray, At-large, chair) is holding a public oversight hearing on Youth Issues on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am in the JAWB Council Chamber. The notice has details about signing up to testify on page 7284.
  • The Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary (CM Mendelson At-large, chair) and the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation (CM Thomas, Ward 5, chair) are holding a joint public hearing on B18-367, "Youth and Young Adult Promise Act of 2009", on November 4 at 10:00 am in the JAWB Council Chamber.   The revised notice has details about signing up to testify on page 7285.

    The purpose of the bill is to require the Mayor to implement programs to collect and analyze data relating to juvenile delinquency and criminal gang activity, implement an action plan to intervene and assist at-risk youth and young adults, and develop a Center for Youth-Oriented Policing utilizing the Roving Leader Program to assist in training and provide a comprehensive approach to curtailing juvenile delinquency and criminal gang activity by focusing on positive, early, intervention in policing.

    The legislation was introduced on June 30, 2009 by CMs Thomas (Ward 5), M Brown (At-large), and Graham (Ward 1) and co-sponsored by CMs Alexander (Ward 7), Cheh (Ward 3), Wells (Ward 6), Evans (Ward 2), Bowser (Ward 4), Mendelson (At-large), and Gray (At-large).