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The District of Columbia Family Policy Seminar (DC FPS) was developed by the Georgetown University Graduate Public Policy Institute and its affiliate, the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, in 1993. The mission is to provide accurate, relevant, nonpartisan, timely information and policy options concerning issues affecting children and families to the District of Columbia. The selected topics reflect the recommendations of local officials, activists, researchers, and DC FPS research assistants. Seminar topics are presented by a panel of national and local research experts. The mechanism for conducting these seminars is provided, and technical assistance is offered to those who want to implement a similar tool for devolution in their community.