Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter I. General.


§ 22–4231. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) “Criminal Justice Coordinating Council” or “CJCC” means the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the District of Columbia that was established by and has been operating pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement dated May 28, 1998.

(2) “Independent agency” shall have the meaning provided that term in § 1-603.01(13).


(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1502, 48 DCR 6981.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see §§ 22, 23 of Technical Amendments Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-108, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7622).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1402 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).


§ 22–4232. Establishment of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

There is established as an independent agency within the District of Columbia government the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.


(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1503, 48 DCR 6981.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1403 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).


§ 22–4233. Membership.

(a) The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council shall include the following members:

(1) Mayor, District of Columbia (Chair);

(2) Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia;

(3) Chairperson, Judiciary Committee, Council of the District of Columbia;

(4) Chief Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia;

(5) Chief, Metropolitan Police Department;

(6) Director, District of Columbia Department of Corrections;

(7) Attorney General for the District of Columbia;

(8) Director, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services;

(9) Director, Public Defender Service;

(10) Director, Pretrial Services Agency;

(11) Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency;

(12) United States Attorney for the District of Columbia;

(13) Repealed;

(14) Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons;

(15) Chair, United States Parole Commission; and

(16) Repealed;

(17) Repealed;

(18) The United States Marshal, Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

(b) Repealed.


(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1504, 48 DCR 6981; June 19, 2013, D.C. Law 19-320, § 106, 60 DCR 3390.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 24-1302.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-320 substituted “Attorney General for the District of Columbia” for “Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia” in (a)(7); substituted “Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services” for “Department of Human Services’ Youth Rehabilitation Services” in (a)(8); repealed (a)(13), (a)(16), and (a)(17); added (a)(18) and made related changes; and repealed (b), which read: “Membership of the Authority members shall expire upon the dissolution of the Authority.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1404 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).

For temporary amendment of (a) and repeal of (b), see § 106 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-599, January 14, 2013, 60 DCR 1017).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 106 of the Omnibus Criminal Code Amendment Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-44, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5381, 20 DCSTAT 1281).


§ 22–4234. Duties.

(a) The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council shall:

(1) Make recommendations concerning the coordination of the activities and the mobilization of the resources of the member agencies in improving public safety in, and the criminal justice system of, the District of Columbia;

(2) Cooperate with and support the member agencies in carrying out the purposes of the CJCC;

(3) Define and analyze issues and procedures in the criminal justice system, identify alternative solutions, and make recommendations for improvements and changes in the programs of the criminal justice system;

(4) Receive information from, and give assistance to, other District of Columbia agencies concerned with, or affected by, issues of public safety and the criminal justice system;

(5) Make recommendations regarding systematic operational and infrastructural matters as are believed necessary to improve public safety in District of Columbia and federal criminal justice agencies;

(6) Advise and work collaboratively with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, Justice Grants Administration in developing justice planning documents and allocating grant funds;

(7) Select ex-officio members to participate in Criminal Justice Coordinating Council planning sessions and subcommittees as necessary to meet the organization’s goals;

(8) Establish measurable goals and objectives for reform initiatives; and

(b) The CJCC shall also report, on an annual basis, on the status and progress of the goals and objectives referenced in subsection (a)(8) of this section, including any recommendations made by the CJCC and its subcommittees to the membership of the CJCC, the public, the Mayor, and the Council. The report shall be submitted to the Mayor and the Council within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year and shall be the subject of a public hearing before the Council during the annual budget process. The CJCC’s budget and future funding requests shall also be the subject of a hearing before the Council during the annual budget process.

(b-1) The CJCC shall also conduct a public opinion survey of police-community relations in the District of Columbia and submit an analysis of the results in a report to the Mayor and the Council by January 31, 2017.

(b-2) By October 1, 2018, and every 2 years thereafter, the CJCC shall conduct a voluntary survey of individuals under 21 years of age currently committed to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services or incarcerated at the Department of Corrections on their perspective on the causes of youth crime and the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences, such as housing instability, childhood abuse, family instability, substance abuse, mental illness, family criminal involvement, or other factors deemed relevant by the CJCC.

(b-3) On October 1, 2018, and every 2 years thereafter, the CJCC shall submit a report to the Mayor and the Council containing an analysis of the root causes of youth crime and the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences among justice-involved youth, such as housing instability, childhood abuse, family instability, substance abuse, mental illness, family criminal involvement, or other factors deemed relevant by the CJCC that incorporates the results of the survey conducted pursuant to subsection (b-2) of this section.

(c) The CJCC is designated as a criminal justice agency for purposes of transmitting electronically to local, state, and federal agencies criminal-justice-related information, as required by CJCC to perform the duties specified under this section and in accordance with the terms and conditions regarding data sharing approved by the agency that is the source of the information for transmission.


(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1505, 48 DCR 6981; Dec. 24, 2013, D.C. Law 20-61, § 3072, 60 DCR 12472; June 30, 2016, D.C. Law 21-125, § 204, 63 DCR 4659; Apr. 4, 2017, D.C. Law 21-238, § 304, 63 DCR 15312.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 20-61 added (c).

Applicability

Section 7026 of D.C. Law 22-33 amended § 701(a) of D.C. Law 21-238, removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-238 have been implemented.

Section 7014 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 901 of D.C. Law 21-125. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 21-125 have been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-238: § 701 of D.C. Law 21-238 provided that the change made to this section by § 304 of D.C. Law 21-238 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.

Applicability of D.C. Law 21-125: § 901 of D.C. Law 21-125 provided that the change made to this section by § 204 of D.C. Law 21-125 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.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of § 701|(a) of D.C. Law 21-238, see § 7026 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 901 of D.C. Law 21-125, see § 7014 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of § 701|(a) of D.C. Law 21-238, see § 7026 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 901 of D.C. Law 21-125, see § 7014 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1405 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3072 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-130, July 30, 2013, 60 DCR 11384, 20 DCSTAT 1827).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3072 of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-204, October 17, 2013, 60 DCR 15341, 20 DCSTAT 2311).

Short Title

Section 3071 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that Subtitle H of Title III of the act may be cited as the “Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Criminal Justice Designation Amendment Act of 2013”.

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-61: Section 11001 of D.C. Law 20-61 provided that, except as otherwise provided, the act shall apply as of October 1, 2013.


§ 22–4235. Administrative support.

(a) There are authorized such funds as may be necessary to support the CJCC.

(b) The CJCC is authorized to hire staff and to obtain appropriate office space, equipment, materials, and services necessary to carry out its responsibilities.

(b-1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Unit A of Chapter 14 of Title 2, each qualified District resident applicant shall receive an additional 10-point preference over a qualified non-District resident applicant for all positions within the CJCC unless the applicant declines the preference. This 10-point preference shall be in addition to, and not instead of, qualifications established for the position. All persons hired after February 6, 2008, shall submit proof of residency upon employment in a manner determined by the CJCC[.] An applicant claiming the hiring preference under this section shall agree in writing to maintain bona fide District residency for a period of 7 consecutive years from the effective date of hire and shall provide proof of such residency annually to the director of personnel for the CJCC for the first 7 years of employment. Failure to maintain District residency for the consecutive 7-year period shall result in forfeiture of employment. The CJCC shall submit to the Mayor and Council annual reports detailing the names of all new employees and their pay schedules, titles, and place of residence.

(c) The CJCC shall serve as the personnel authority for all employees of the CJCC. The CJCC shall exercise this authority consistent with Chapter 6 of Title 1.

(d) The CJCC may exercise procurement authority to carry out the responsibilities of the CJCC, including contracting and contract oversight. The CJCC shall exercise this authority consistent with Chapter 3A of Title 2 [§ 2-351.01 et seq.], except § 2-352.01(a) shall not apply.


(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1506, 48 DCR 6981; Feb. 6, 2008, D.C. Law 17-108, § 211, 54 DCR 10993; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 214, 59 DCR 6190.)

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-108 added subsec. (b-1).

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “consistent with Chapter 3A of Title 2; except that § 2-352.01(a) shall not apply” for “consistent with Unit A of Chapter 3 of Title 2, except with regard to the powers and duties outlined in § 2-301.05(a), (b), (c), and (e)” in (d).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1406 of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).