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Office for Students in the Care of DC (SCDC)

Office for Students in the Care of DC

Who We Are:

The Office for Students in the Care of D.C. (SCDC) works to create a world where every student who comes into contact with the child welfare, juvenile justice and criminal justice system, receives high quality educational and workforce development services and supports that addresses their needs, builds on their strengths and empowers them to succeed.

Who We Serve:

The SCDC supports Mayor Muriel Bowser’s mission to serve District of Columbia students who are under the care and custody of any of the following agencies:

  • Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
  • Family Court Social Services Division
  • Child and Family Services Agency
  • Department of Corrections
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons

What We Believe:

High-Quality Educational and Workforce ServicesHigh-Quality Educational and Workforce Services: Every child, youth and young adult who comes into contact with the child welfare, juvenile justice or criminal justice system has a right to high quality educational and workforce development services and supports.

Resources Inside and Outside of the ClassroomResources Inside and Outside of the Classroom: Every child, youth and young adult who comes into contact with the child welfare, juvenile justice or criminal justice system must receive the resources that they need inside and outside of the classroom so that they can learn, gain employment and thrive.

Familial SupportFamilial Support: Every parent, guardian and caregiver of a child or youth under the care of the District of Columbia must be able to easily access educational and workforce development services for the student in their care.

What We Do:

The SCDC develops programs, strategies and policies that guide the implementation of the District's policies and programs to improve educational and workforce outcomes for students in the care of the District of Columbia.

How We Do It:

  • Prioritize and incorporate the expertise of children, youth, young adults and families.
  • Assess the current educational and workforce development systems.
  • Analyze existing data and identify data needs.
  • Foster collaboration and convene stakeholders.
  • Develop recommendations for systemic reform and investments.
  • Monitor the implementation of recommendations with fidelity.
  • Measure and track the outcomes.

SCDC Coordinating Committee Community Member Appointments

The Office for Students in the Care of D.C. has open community member appointments to join the SCDC Coordinating Committee. For more information on the Coordinating Committee please refer to the "SCDC Recruitment 1-Pager" below. Interested individuals and organizations can submit an online application, resume and brief bio here. If you have any questions on the Coordinating Committee or need additional assistance in completing an application, please contact our Executive Director, LaShunda Hill.

Connect With Us: 

LaShunda Hill, Executive Director | [email protected]
Leah Bacon, Policy Analyst | [email protected]

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 481-3510