State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Washington D.C.

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Washington D.C.

Let Grow is making a lasting impact across the entire United States. With the help of greater childhood awareness, volunteers and faithful donations, it is our goal to bring Let Grow programs to thousands of schools and neighborhoods across the country. Take a look at what’s happening in Washington D.C. and how you can help.

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in Washington D.C.

State Laws And Policies

Criminal Law:

D.C. Code Ann. § 22-1101 is DC’s criminal code, which contains several cruelty to children provisions but does not contain a general “child endangerment” provision that would apply to independent activities of children.

Juvenile Court | Child Protective Services | Neglect Law:

D.C. Code Ann. § 16-23 includes lack of “care or control” under its juvenile code/neglect definition. This is a broad, vague definition of neglect.


This webpage is not a legal document, and Let Grow does not take responsibility for the content. Be mindful that some localities have rules and guidelines even when the state does not. When in doubt, consult your local authorities to confirm the laws where you live. What’s more, laws change, as do judicial interpretations of them, and this webpage may not be updated immediately.

Nationwide State Laws And Policies

Learn More About Laws And Policies In Other States

Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.