Highlights

Discover the latest insights and solutions for making Greater DC a place of opportunity for all.

Intimate partner violence (IPV)—which includes emotional, physical, and sexual dating violence—affected millions of Americans every year before the pandemic, and emerging data show the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the risks for victims. And this public health crisis isn’t exclusive to adults.

This week, the Council of the District of Columbia approved by an overwhelming majority a first-in-the-nation law allowing people in prison who were convicted of serious offenses as young adults to be considered for release via judicial review.

Public awareness for cash-based social policies was growing before the COVID-19 pandemic, and public support for them has proliferated since the pandemic first started to roil the US economy in March.

Racist policies and practices have facilitated gentrification and displacement, which have disproportionately harmed Black and Latine (a gender-inclusive identifier for Latinos/as) communities for decades.

On June 26, the US House of Representatives passed legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state by a 232–180 vote. It marked the first time either chamber of Congress approved a DC statehood bill.

When COVID-19 began to spread in early March, youth service agencies scrambled to close their schools and program centers to keep everyone safe. Then they quickly turned their programming into virtual content—all while ensuring families could meet their basic needs. The pandemic demanded rapid responses, so service providers developed innovative ways to meet young people’s needs this summer.