*NOTE: This section has been amended by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in January, 2022.*
(a) The Mayor shall appoint a minimum of one representative from appropriate programs providing services to children within the following public agencies:
(1) Department of Human Services;
(2) Department of Health;
(3) Office of the Chief Medical Examiner;
(4) Child and Family Services Agency;
(5) Metropolitan Police Department;
(6) Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department,
(7) D.C. Public Schools;
(8) District of Columbia Housing Authority;
(9) Office of the Attorney General;
(10) Department of Behavioral Health;
(11) Department of Health Care Finance;
(12) Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services;
(13) Office of the State Superintendent of Education;
(14) Public Charter School Board; and
(15) Director of Gun Violence Prevention.
(a-1) The Council Chairpersons with jurisdiction over judiciary and human services matters, or their designees, shall serve as Committee members.
(b) The Mayor shall appoint, or request the designation of, members from federal, judicial, and private agencies and the general public who are knowledgeable in child development, maternal and child health, child abuse and neglect, prevention, intervention, treatment or research, with due consideration given to representation of ethnic or racial minorities and to geographic areas of the District of Columbia. The appointments shall include representatives from the following:
(1) Superior Court of the District of Columbia;
(2) Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia;
(3) District of Columbia hospitals where children are born or treated;
(4) College or university schools of social work; and
(5) Mayor’s Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.
(c) The Mayor shall additionally appoint 8 community representatives, none of whom shall be employees of the District, in accordance with § 1-523.01(f).
(c-1) The Council shall appoint a minimum of one representative from the Office of the Ombudsperson for Children.
(d) Governmental appointees shall serve at the will of the Mayor, or of the federal or judicial body designating their availability for appointment. Community representatives shall serve for 3-year terms.
(e) Vacancies in membership shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
(f) The Committee shall select co-chairs according to rules set forth by the Committee.
(g) The Committee shall establish quorum and other procedural requirements as it considers necessary.
(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 4604, 48 DCR 6981; Mar. 13, 2004, D.C. Law 15-105, § 36, 51 DCR 881; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 85(c), 52 DCR 2638; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 3012, 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 3055(b), 65 DCR 9388; Apr. 5, 2021, D.C. Law 23-270, § 202(a), 68 DCR 001510; Aug. 23, 2021, D.C. Act 24-159, § 3073(b), 68 DCR 008602.)
This section is referenced in § 4-1371.05.
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 15-105, in subsec. (f), validated a previously made technical correction.
D.C. Law 15-354, in subsec. (f), validated a previously made technical correction.
The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36 substituted “District of Columbia Housing Authority” for “Department of Housing and Community Development” in (a)(8); substituted “Office of the Attorney General” for “Office of the Corporation Counsel” in (a)(9); and added (a)(10), (11), (12), and (13) and made related changes.
Applicability of D.C. Law 23-270: § 301 of D.C. Law 23-270 provided that the change made to this section by § 202(a) of D.C. Law 23-270 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.
For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 4 of Child Fatality Review Committee Establishment Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-40, April 25, 2001, 48 DCR 5917).
For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 4 of Child Fatality Review Committee Establishment Legislative Review Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-82, July 9, 2001, 48 DCR 6355).
For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3012 of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).
For temporary (225 day) addition of section, see § 2 of Child Fatality Review Committee Establishment Temporary Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-20, September 6, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 9090).