Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is conducting business as usual today, though the fate of his acting attorney general hangs in the balance, as the council considers the confirmation.
Fenty, Acting Attorney General Peter J. Nickles and Dr. Roque Gerald, interim director of the city's Child and Family Services Agency, plan a 10: 30 news conference to discuss what they say are key CFSA accomplishments. The agency, at risk of returning to receivership, has been stumbling its way through one crisis after another this year, starting with the case of Banita Jacks, the mother accused of killing her four daughters in her home. CFSA drew fire in the deaths because workers had not followed up on reports that the girls were at risk.
Today's news conference is set for the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative in Southeast Washington.