This forum, sponsored by CSOSA, features Chief Judge Lee Satterfield, police chief Cathy Lanier, DYRS director Vinnie Schiraldi, and Ward 5 CM Tommy Thomas.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
This fundraising event is brought to you by the Junior League of Washington; 100% of the proceeds go to the many community programs that are League-supported. And before you sneer at this, I am a former League member having done my provisional year in Springfield, MA and joining JLW when I moved down south in 1990. It is a great organization for women. Check out the League Web site for details about this event and the others they sponsor as well as what they offer women. I highly recommend the experience!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Attendees can pick up useful financial information, receive a copy of their credit report and meet with a credit counselor, get a chance to win great prizes (including a $500 Savings Bond), and MUCH MORE! Eligible filers can even have their tax returns prepared and e-filed for free.
Juvenile justice reform and juvenile crime are front-burner issues in DC. DYRS and Mayor Fenty recently announced new initiatives and Ward 6 CM Tommy Wells is considering a number of the recommendations that a number of youth advocates believe is are steps backward for young people in the city.
Sponsors are: The Campaign for Youth Justice, Justice for D.C. Youth, Mentoring Today, Sasha Bruce Youth Works, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates. Questions/RSVP: Contact Nate, jjcommunity[AT]campaignforyouthjustice[DOT]org or 2/558-3580 x21.
This is a chance to learn more about how Mayor Fenty’s proposed FY 2010 budget affects the Department on Disability Services (DDS). DDS includes the Developmental Disabilities Administration and the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The agenda includes:
- Presentation by Judith A. Heumann, Director, Department on Disability Services (DDS)
- Audience Q & A – will feature questions submitted in advance as well as questions from the audience.
Additional details, including how to submit questions in advance and to RSVP, are in the flier.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Join Campaign members and others on Thursday, March 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm at All Souls Church – 2835 16th St, NW (16th & Harvard Sts MW, Columbia Heights Metro, 14th & 16th buses, street parking).
Free child care is provided -- as is pizza and lots of information! RSVP to 234-9119 or parisa[AT]empowerdc[DOT]org.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: What Will YOU Do To Protect Children?
Safe Shores is training adults in the interactive, innovative and effective prevention model Stewards of Children throughout the month of April. Safe Shores' goal is to add 100 adults to the committed community preventing child abuse. Will you be one of the 100 protectors? Learn how here.
Monday, March 23, 2009
The Arc will share their take on the mayor's proposed budget with interested individuals and organizations. To receive emails from the Arc, email T.J. Sutcliffe, tjsutcliffe[AT]arcdc[DOT]net, to get put on the list.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
The FY 2010 proposed budget for children is $3.2 billion, 36% of the total budget (nearly $9 billion).
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The community meeting schedule is here.
The Campaign is ready to help any and all who may need a little help to be an effective advocate for the city's young people. Contact Nate, jjcommunity[AT]campaignforyouthjustice[DOT]org or 2/558-3580.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
There is still time to register young people and adults for this event -- but do it soon, it's only about a week away!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
There is a 60-day comment period; comments must be submitted by May 10, 2009. (The draft plan is here.) Comments should be directed to Gregory Ellis at Gregory[DOT]Ellis[AT]dc[DOT]gov.
- Monday, March 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Payne Elementary School, 305 15th St SE
- Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St SW
- Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Sherwood Recreation Center, 641 G St NE
To prepare, review the materials at CM Wells' Web site.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
To date, the mayor has appointed five members of the committee (see p. 2047).
The creation of this new committee is a long time coming. There is lots for this committee to do including the big job of helping think through what a post-LaShawn CFSA and child welfare system look like.
The emergency rules replace the rules currently in place and are in effect for 120 days from March 6. To read the emergency rules, go to the March 6 edition of the DC Register.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
- Reform the District’s confidentiality laws so that agencies and related service providers can share information about juveniles who commit crimes, and mandate the creation of an interagency database and assessment tool for tracking at-risk youth.
- Make juvenile violent crime data available to the community in a format that helps residents understand the full dimensions of juvenile crime.
- Streamline and strengthen the government’s ability to revoke the right for a youth committed to DYRS to stay in a community placement.
CM Wells plans to introduce legislation to implement the recommendations. Prior to that, however, the CM will hold a number of community meetings to get feedback. The recommendations, including data, research and neighborhood suggestions reviewed by the task force, are on the CM's Web site, www.tommywells.org.