D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud, and it's moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.
The statistic is staggering. Nationwide, up to seventy-five percent of kids involved with the court system suffer from diagnosable mental disorders yet few receive proper treatment. A look at mental health in the juvenile justice system.
- Barbara Huff Executive Director, Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
- David Arredondo, MD Executive Director of The Solomon Project in Santa Clara County; also Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University School of Medicine
- Chris Morano Phd, Director of Mobile Urgent Treatment Team of Milwaukee Wraparound
- Nancy Gannon Deputy Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
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