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  • Please join us for Meet the Next Chief Judge Forum!

    The Council for Court Excellence invites you to join us and our distinguished co-sponsors for "Meet the Next Chief Judge" on June 13, 2024. At this candidate forum, interested members of the public will hear from the judges who have applied to succeed the Hon. Anita Josey-Herring as the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

  • CCE Releases "More Data is Needed on the Use of Solitary Confinement in D.C."

    New CCE issue brief outlines a years-long effort to get basic data about DC's restrictive housing use and notes concerning trends in the very limited information that DOC provided.

  • CCE Issues Progress Report on Strategic Plan, Including Board and Staff Diversity

    Our current Strategic Plan calls on CCE to publish certain race equity metrics and share progress on our goals annually. We want to ensure public accountability around our race equity goals. A new January 2024 report presents updates on progress made in 2023, and shares some demographic metrics we are tracking toward our overall diversity goals.

  • Check out our 2023 Highlights!

    As the year comes to a close, CCE is proud of the impact we have made in the D.C. community in 2023. From successfully advocating for improved jail oversight, to helping advance a legislative proposal to simplify probate for DC residents, to publishing reports on D.C.'s criminal legal system, it has been a busy year. Check out our 2023 Highlights to learn more about these projects and more!

  • New Report Highlights the Challenges and Innovations in D.C.'s Criminal Legal System in 2022

    New Report Highlights the Challenges and Innovations in D.C.'s Criminal Legal System in 2022

    CCE's latest report, "D.C.'s Criminal Legal Systems Overview 2022" provides a summary of some of the most significant challenges and innovations faced by D.C.'s adult and youth criminal legal systems in 2022.

  • District Task Force on Jails & Justice Publishes Report Card Examining Implementation Status of Phase II Recommendations

    District Task Force on Jails & Justice Publishes Report Card Examining Implementation Status of Phase II Recommendations

    New report from the District Task Force on Jails & Justice underscores the need for District-wide collaboration to transform D.C.’s criminal legal system.

  • Join CCE for the launch of our Second Chance Hiring Alliance

    Over the years, CCE has conducted extensive research and led countless advocacy efforts around the unique challenges faced by people with criminal records and those returning home from incarceration. One thing we have learned is the importance of employment opportunities, especially given that there are increased barriers for returning citizens. To address those barriers, CCE, along with Georgetown University's Pivot Program, is proud to announce the creation of the Second Chance Hiring Alliance (SCHA).

  • Check Out CCE's 2022 Highlights!

    As the year comes to a close, CCE is proud of the impact we have made in the D.C. community in 2022. From successfully advocating for budget investments in the FY23 budget to hosting Juror Appreciation Week to publishing reports on D.C.'s criminal legal system and probate practices, it has been a busy year. Check out our 2022 Highlights to learn more about these projects and more!

  • Hear From CCE Leaders Through Our Oral History Project!

    Join CCE in celebrating our 40th anniversary by watching videos from our Oral History Project, where you will hear from longstanding leaders, community partners, and volunteers about CCE's work over the decades!

  • Remembering Earl J. Silbert (1936-2022)

    Remembering Earl J. Silbert (1936-2022)

    CCE mourns the loss, and celebrates the life and legacy, of past Board President Earl J. Silbert.

  • CCE Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week

    CCE Celebrates Juror Appreciation Week

    Join us in thanking DC jurors next week, September 12 through 16, during Juror Appreciation Week!

  • July 2022 Newsletter

    July 2022 Newsletter

    Check out CCE's July Newsletter to learn about our FY23 budget wins, Justice Potter Stewart Awards dinner, and upcoming audit.

  • New Report Highlights the Challenges and Innovations in D.C.'s Criminal Legal System in 2021

    New Report Highlights the Challenges and Innovations in D.C.'s Criminal Legal System in 2021

    CCE's latest report, "D.C.'s Justice Systems Overview 2021" provides a summary of some of the most significant challenges and innovations faced by D.C.'s adult and youth criminal legal systems over the last year.

  • April 2022 Newsletter

    Read CCE's April 2022 Newsletter to learn what our staff and Board has been up to, from adopting our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan to publishing a report on estate administration, CCE has been busy!

  • CCE and ATJC Publish New Report on Probate Reform

    CCE and ATJC Publish New Report on Probate Reform

    CCE and the D.C. Access to Justice Commission release a report with 71 recommendations to advance and modernize probate for everyone and enhance access to justice for low- and moderate-income people.

  • CCE Adopts its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan

    CCE Adopts its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan

    CCE's Board of Directors formally adopted CCE's 2022-2024 Strategic Plan on December 9, 2021. Read the Strategic Plan to learn more about CCE's priorities for the coming years!

  • New Reports Highlight Criminal Justice Issues to Tackle in 2022

    New Reports Highlight Criminal Justice Issues to Tackle in 2022

    The white papers, published in partnership with the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, include the thoughts and recommendations of advocates, policymakers, and those directly impacted by the law.

  • 2021 Highlights

    2021 Highlights

    From releasing two reports that helped educate and empower residents to understand and change D.C.'s criminal legal system to successfully advocating for improved language access for legal resources, CCE has had a busy year! Read our 2021 Highlights to learn more about the impact we've made in the last year.

  • July 2021 Newsletter

    July 2021 Newsletter

    CCE's staff and leadership have been busy this summer. Read our July 2021 Newsletter to learn more!

  • New Occupational Licensing Materials for D.C. Workers Who Have Criminal Records

    New Occupational Licensing Materials for D.C. Workers Who Have Criminal Records

    New resources from CCE and the Howard Law Reentry Clinic explain a new D.C. law that expands employment opportunities for people with criminal records.

 
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