Today our Thanksgiving Week Thank You goes out to DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and her staff for working tirelessly to bring legislation for an independent Office of Ombudsperson for Children to markup!
Thank you also to David Grosso and Trayon White for voting in favor of the bill so it can receive a full Council vote! This is an important step to uplift and support the voices, rights, and safety of DC children and those who care for them. Thank you Councilmember Nadeau for recognizing DC KinCare […]
Listen to Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan Testify Before the DC Council on November 4, 2020Read More
DC KinCare Alliance Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan Testifies Before the DC Council Human Services Roundtable (November 4, 2020)
Deputy Director McClellan testifies about how the never-ending waiting list for the Grandparent Caregiver Program Subsidy during the pandemic hurts DC grandparents and the children they raise, all while the Mayor intends to repurpose $2 million from the agency that administers the Program to the Metropolitan Police Department.
MULTITUDE OF SIGN-ONS TO OUR FOIA PETITION TO REPEAL DC COUNCIL’S SUSPENSION OF DC GOVERNMENT FOIA RESPONSES!
We are hopeful our Petition will be acted on by the DC Council at its November legislative meeting. We have contacted Chairman Mendelson’s office to put it on the Agenda! Please call your Councilmember today to advocate for this initiative! We need to know what is going on with DC government during the public health […]
Check Out Our Very Own Board Member Donnequa Grantham on Local DMV News!Read More
Executive Director Marla Spindel Testifies on Detrimental Impacts of DC Child and Family Services Agency FY 2021 Budget Cuts (May 22, 2020)
Ms. Spindel specifically warns the DC Council about cuts to essential programs and services, including the DC Grandparent Caregiver Program and Prevention Services.
Mayor Bowser Issues Proposed FY 2021 Budget
Among other things, the Budget proposes cuts to the Grandparent Caregiver Program Subsidy and Prevention Services at a time when investments should be made in those areas. Go here to to see the full Budget documents: https://mayor.dc.gov/page/fy2021-budget-dchope%E2%80%93-mayor-bowser%E2%80%99s-commitment-give-every-washingtonian-fair-shot
Foster Kinship Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of DC KinCare Alliance Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Kinship Diversion PracticesRead More
Alliance for Children’s Rights Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of DC KinCare Alliance Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Kinship Diversion PracticesRead More
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of DC KinCare Alliance Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Kinship Diversion PracticesRead More
DC KINCARE ALLIANCE CELEBRATES HUGE WIN FOR DC RELATIVE CAREGIVERS AND THE CHILDREN THEY RAISE!
DC KinCare Alliance advocated for DC to remove the 6-month eligibility period for relatives to be able to apply for the Grandparent Caregiver Program, as well as the new Close Relative Caregiver Program. Today, that goal was realized as the 6-month eligibility period has been ELIMINATED for both programs!
Spring 2020 Newsletter
Read our Spring 2020 Newsletter! Find out what we have been doing to help those in need during this public health emergency.
DC KinCare Alliance and Ropes & Gray File Second Federal Lawsuit Against District of Columbia
New suit challenges CFSA’s ongoing, illegal practice of “Kinship Diversion.”
DC KinCare Alliance Co-Founder and Executive Director Marla Spindel Receives Child Welfare League of America Champion for Children Award!
We are pleased to announce that Marla Spindel is one of the 100 CWLA Champions for Children!
View Our FY 2020 and 2021 Goals!
See what we are hoping to accomplish for kinship families!
DC KinCare Alliance Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging DC’s Unlawful, Discriminatory Kinship Diversion Practices
WASHINGTON, D.C. – DC KinCare Alliance and the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP have filed a
federal lawsuit against the District of Columbia and the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency
(CFSA) for violating the rights of multiple Plaintiffs under D.C. and federal laws.
Review DC KinCare Alliance 2019 Accomplishments
Elected caregiver relative to corporate board of directors
Established Community Board to empower caregiver relatives to lead advocacy efforts
Read Our Summer 2019 Newsletter
In response to the Trump Administration’s immigration policies as well as recent ICE raids here in DC, we submitted a recommendation to Councilmember Brianne Nadeau to amend the DC