Police trained in mental health…Biddle wants businesses to fight truancy…New Beginnings faces challenges [News, 4.20.11]

MENTAL HEALTH | With budget woes bringing cuts to mental health services, police officers are being trained in mental health “crisis intervention.” (WaPo, 4/20)

YOUTH | District councilmember Sekou Biddle wants to work with local businesses to reduce truancy by helping them report truants during school hours. (WAMU, 4/20)

JUVENILE JUSTICE | The violent escape of a teenage inmate at DYRS’ New Beginnings detention facility highlights continued challenges for the juvenile justice system. (WaPo, 4/20)

NONPROFITS | Nonprofits Increasingly Pay Local and State Taxes, Study Finds (Chronicle, 4/20)

HOUSING | Will Tenant Purchases Continue? (City Paper, 4/20)

EVENT | Americans for the Arts is hosting funder briefing on April 28 on the role of arts and culture in advancing social change. This event ties into their recently released report, “Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking”. RSVP and questions – registration deadline is today.


So, Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding a bike around D.C. yesterday. He even made stops at the Supreme Court and Capitol…two blocks from my apartment! If I had only skipped work and spent the day on Arnold patrol, I could have met the guy! Lesson learned for next time.

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