Our dear friend and local child and youth policy wonk Susie Cambria is compiling information for this year's Children's Budget which is a yearly requirement of the District government after they pass the full budget. The purpose of compiling the Children's Budget is to identify what funding is being proposed in the next fiscal year in support of children and youth and to communicate to the public how the mayor plans to invest in young people across the spectrum of DC agencies.
As many of you may already know, funding for children's and youth programming can often be hard to parse out. We all know agencies like DCPS, OSSE, DYRS and CFSA devote almost all of their respective budgets to serving young people, but other agencies the DC National Guard, the District's Department of the Environment and even the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development include funding for programs and services as well. In fact the combined funding for services and supports for children, youth, and families comprise HALF of the city’s entire budget?
The Deputy Mayors for Education and Health and Human Services are engaging District government agencies and stakeholders to identify ways to improve the content, format, and utility of this year's Children’s Budget report. That’s where you come in. The Deputy Mayors want to hear from you.
Please take a short survey (http://dmhhs.dc.gov/event/take-children%E2%80%99s-budget-report-improvement-survey) and give us your recommendations on ways to improve the annual Children’s Budget report. And feel free to share this email with others.
The survey closes September 7, 2012.
Thank you in advance for your participation! Should you have any questions, please contact Susie via email at Susie.firstname.lastname@example.org .