Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–865.01. Support for teen parents program.

(a)(1) In Fiscal Year 2019, the Department of Human Services shall establish a program to support students in District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools who are pregnant or parenting with the goals of:

(A) Keeping teen parents engaged in school;

(B) Improving the graduation rate of teen parents;

(C) Preparing teen parents for college or a career; and

(D) Preventing subsequent teen pregnancies.

(2) The program shall provide supports including case management, supplies and resources, assistance with securing services, educational workshops, incentives, and transportation stipends.

(b) The Department of Human Services may issue a grant, in an amount not to exceed $1 million, to administer the program established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and may enter into other agreements, as necessary, to provide supports to District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools to meet the goals of the program.


(Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 5072, 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 5072 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 5072 of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).