CCE Mission

Founded in 1982, the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that envisions a justice system in the District of Columbia that equitably serves its people and continues to be a model for creating stronger and more prosperous communities. CCE identifies and proposes solutions by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to conduct research, advance policy, educate the public, and increase civic engagement.


Latest News

  • 2020 Highlights

    2020 Highlights

    Despite a challenging year, CCE continued to serve the community by helping organize supply drives for residents in D.C. area halfway houses, publishing a report that makes recommendations on how the District can better serve justice-involved D.C. residents with substance use disorders, and more!

  • September 2020 Newsletter

    September 2020 Newsletter

    From releasing an audit on substance use disorder services for justice-involved D.C. residents to hosting a virtual panel on access to information and court proceedings during COVID-19, CCE has had a busy fall. Read our latest newsletter to learn more!

  • Substance Use and Justice Involvement Report Released

    Substance Use and Justice Involvement Report Released

    CCE and the D.C. Auditor released "Everything is Scattered: The Intersection of Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involvement in the District." The report highlights both the District’s successes and challenges in addressing the substance use disorder (“SUD”) treatment needs of people who are involved in the criminal justice system, with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing incarceration for D.C. residents.

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