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Councilmember Charles Allen
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’ Office, D.C. Courts, Public Defender Service, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Pretrial Services Agency, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Parole Commission.
Deputy Committee Director
William Cranch Legal Fellow