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Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety

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The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety is responsible for matters affecting the judiciary and judicial procedure that are within the authority of the Council; matters affecting decedents’ estates and fiduciary affairs; matters affecting the Freedom of Information Act; matters affecting criminal law and procedure; human rights; juvenile justice; elections; government ethics; campaign finance; matters arising from or pertaining to the police and fire regulations of the District of Columbia; and other matters related to police protection, correctional institutions (including youth corrections), fire prevention, emergency medical services, homeland security, criminal justice, and public safety. For a full list of the agencies under the Committee’s purview, see below.

The Committee also serves as the Council’s liaison with federal partners in the justice system, including: the U.S. Attorneys’ OfficeD.C. CourtsPublic Defender ServiceCourt Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Pretrial Services AgencyFederal Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Parole Commission.

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Key Staff

Kate Mitchell

kmitchell@dccouncil.us
(202) 727-8275

Jamie Gorosh

jgorosh@dccouncil.us
(202) 724-8073

Sonia Weil

sweil@dccouncil.us
(202) 724-8197

Dare Johnson

djohnson@dccouncil.us
(202) 727-8232

Kevin Whitfield

kwhitfield@dccouncil.us
(202) 654-6183

Agencies Under This Committee

  • Access to Justice Initiative
  • Child Fatality Review Committee
  • Child Support Guideline Commission
  • Commission on Human Rights
  • Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure
  • Corrections Information Council
  • Criminal Code Reform Commission
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Forensic Sciences
  • Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
  • Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee
  • District of Columbia Board of Elections
  • District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accountability
  • District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission
  • District of Columbia National Guard
  • District of Columbia Sentencing Commission
  • Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Homeland Security Commission
  • Juvenile Justice Advisory Group
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Commission
  • Office of Campaign Finance
  • Office of Human Rights
  • Office of Police Complaints
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Office of Unified Communications
  • Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
  • Police Complaints Board
  • Police Officer Standards and Training Board
  • Science Advisory Board
  • Uniform Law Commission