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Would you believe that, until recently, there was no single resource for understanding what home visiting programs exist in DC, how many families they serve, how they are funded, and where they provide services? Last Friday, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor released just that. DC Action for Children recently completed the Status Report on Home Visiting in the District of Columbia (… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Public Hearing on the B22-0027 Public School Health Services Amendment Act of 2017   Before the Committees on Education & Health Council of the District of Columbia   March 23, 2017   Good afternoon, Chairman Grosso, Chairman Gray and members of the Committees on Education and Health. Thank you for the… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Care Finance   Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia   March 8, 2017   Good morning Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Please accept my written testimony as it reviews the performance… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Office of the Child and Family Services Agency   Before the Committee on Human Services Council of the District of Columbia           March 1, 2017   Councilmember Nadeau and members of the Committee on Human Services, please accept my written testimony as… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health  Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia February 17, 2017   Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the… Read more
Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Office of the State Superintendent of Education   Before the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia          February 14, 2017   Good morning, Councilmember Grosso and members of the Committee on Education. Thank you for the opportunity to… Read more
Over the last month, DC has been in the national spotlight – a new President is in the White House, consistent protests are taking place at the Capitol, uncertainty looms for many federal agencies and, most recently, uproar surrounds many Cabinet nominations.   In a time of spotlight and commotion, it’s all the more important to step back and refocus. DC is not just the Nation’s Capital – it’s… Read more
How are children in DC faring?  How many children live in Petworth? What's the median income in Deanwood? How many children under 5 live in the Edgewood cluster? You've got questions, our Data Tool has answers. Here at DC Action, we are committed to tracking the most up-to-date indicators that shed light onto the well-being of children and families who call the District home. We worked with … Read more

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