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  • DC Council legislation features CCE Reentry Recommendations

    DC Council legislation features CCE Reentry Recommendations

    On September 25 CCE testified before the DC Council Judiciary Committee on proposed legislation to enact some of the recommendations from CCE's 2011 report, Unlocking Employment Opportunity.

  • New Publication! A Victim's Guide to the DC Criminal Justice System

    New Publication! A Victim's Guide to the DC Criminal Justice System

    This fully updated resource provides clear step-by-step guidance to help victims of crime and witnesses to crime navigate the process and access all available services.

  • Distracted walkers the subject of NPR news quiz

    Distracted walkers the subject of NPR news quiz

    "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!" features a news quiz about the current debate over distracted walkers. CCE released our report "Protecting Pedestrians" in March of this year, and the issue has heated up across the nation since then.

  • An interview with Judge Rufus G. King, III (Ret.)

    An interview with Judge Rufus G. King, III (Ret.)

    The former Chief Judge sits down with us to discuss his new role with the McCammon Group, how he almost became a psychiatrist, Icelandic mysteries, and more!

  • Superior Court Chief Judge Forum connects the public with the local court

    Superior Court Chief Judge Forum connects the public with the local court

    CCE assisted the Judicial Nomination Commission in a public outreach effort to encourage neighbors to join us at the DC Superior Court Chief Judge candidate forum on July 10, 2012. Listen to CCE Executive Director June Kress on the radio with Gloria Minott of WPFW.

  • CCE part of debate in addressing crosswalk dangers

    CCE part of debate in addressing crosswalk dangers

    DC Council hearing brings up new questions about pedestrian safety. Should DC reduce the $250 fine for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk if cameras can catch violators in the act?

  • Grand Jurors request access to laptops and smartphones

    Grand Jurors request access to laptops and smartphones

    “We’re happy to carry out our civic responsibility. But…”

  • Law school deans speak about legal education

    Law school deans speak about legal education

    CCE hosts a forum to explore the challenges facing educators and students

  • Event photos posted from May 10 Stewart Dinner

    Event photos posted from May 10 Stewart Dinner

    View our newest online photo gallery of pictures from the May 10, 2012 Justice Potter Stewart Award Dinner honoring Jim Lyons and Jack Keeney, Jr.

  • DC children still linger in foster care

    DC children still linger in foster care

    The median time DC children spend in foster care before being adopted has been stuck at close to 4 years since 2006, compared to 2 ½ years nationally. The lack of progress on expediting permanency for the District’s foster children is especially disappointing because the total number of foster care cases has dropped significantly, from 3,421 in 2004 to 2,000 in 2011.

  • Jurors ask the questions in the Roger Clemens Trial

    Jurors ask the questions in the Roger Clemens Trial

    Imagine that you're taking a college class, but you’re not allowed to take notes or ask questions. Now imagine how you feel when it’s time for finals. Jurors were able to “participate in class” during the Roger Clemens trial in the US District Court for DC.

  • Stewart Dinner celebrates Jack Keeney and Jim Lyons

    Stewart Dinner celebrates Jack Keeney and Jim Lyons

    Thank you to all our guests who joined us for the 16th Annual Justice Potter Stewart Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 10. Our generous sponsors and guests contributed more than $193,000 to CCE’s mission through this event. Our honorees, Jim Lyons and Jack Keeney, Jr., were celebrated with heartfelt presentations and standing ovations.

  • An interview with Jack Keeney, Jr.

    An interview with Jack Keeney, Jr.

    His alternative career as a filmmaker, rooting at the Verizon Center, and more...

  • Cameras in the courtroom sparks lively debate

    Cameras in the courtroom sparks lively debate

    Against backdrop of national effort to televise Supreme Court's Health Care Law arguments, CCE hosts expert dialogue on this hot topic.

  • CCE Releases Report on Pedestrian Safety in DC

    CCE Releases Report on Pedestrian Safety in DC

    CCE's Pedestrian Safety Committee releases its new report, "Protecting Pedestrians," endorsing significant fines for traffic violations and expanded, active, high visibility enforcement.

  • Child custody guidelines are a tool for DC Superior Court

    Child custody guidelines are a tool for DC Superior Court

    Chief Judge Lee Satterfield of the DC Superior Court responded to proposed custody attorney practice standards that CCE sent to the Court last year.

  • CCE receives award for reentry work

    CCE receives award for reentry work

    The DC Office on Returning Citizen Affairs hosted an event on January 28, 2012, where CCE's work in the area of reentry and unemployment was honored with a "Community Appreciation Award." CCE Executive Director June Kress was presented with a commemorative plaque by ORCA Director Charles Thornton.

  • 30th Anniversary begins with Supreme Court event

    30th Anniversary begins with Supreme Court event

    CCE celebrated the beginning of our 30th Anniversary year with a celebration at the Supreme Court on Monday, January 23. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hosted a very special celebration, and friends from around the DC community gathered for birthday cake.

 
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