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Unlocking Employment Opportunity for Previously Incarcerated Persons in the District of Columbia
Unlocking Employment Opportunity for Previously Incarcerated Persons in the District of Columbia

CCE has released the first major study to document the enormous obstacles to employment facing Washington, DC residents with a criminal record.

 
Superior Court Response to CCE Custody Standards Proposal

This is the DC Superior Court's January 2012 response to CCE's July 2011 report proposing practice standards for court-appointed attorneys for children in custody cases.

Proposed District of Columbia Practice Standards for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody, Visitation, and Other Domestic Relations Branch Cases
Proposed District of Columbia Practice Standards for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody, Visitation, and Other Domestic Relations Branch Cases

This July 2011 proposal sets forth standards for good practices and consistency in the performance of lawyers for children in custody cases in DC Superior Court.


 

 
Revising DC's Disorderly Conduct Statutes: Report and Proposed Legislations

A report on the Distirct's Disorderly Conduct statutes and a legislative proposal to bring them into conformity with DC Court of Appeals and First Amendment caselaw and to promote better understanding of disorderly conduct by the public and law enforcement.

District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Prologue
District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Prologue

Written by John W. Nields & Timothy J. May.

District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– The Legal and Constitutional Foundations for the District of Columbia Judicial Branch
District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– The Legal and Constitutional Foundations for the District of Columbia Judicial Branch

Written by Steven M. Schneebaum.

District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Who Should Appoint Judges of the D.C. Courts?
District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Who Should Appoint Judges of the D.C. Courts?

Written by Charles A. Miller.

District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Should the District of Columbia Have Responsibility for the Prosecution of Criminal Offenses Arising Under the District of Columbia Code?
District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Should the District of Columbia Have Responsibility for the Prosecution of Criminal Offenses Arising Under the District of Columbia Code?

Written by John Payton.

District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Organization, Budgeting and Funding of the District of Columbia's Local Courts
District of Columbia Democracy and the Third Branch of Government– Organization, Budgeting and Funding of the District of Columbia's Local Courts

Written by Peter R. Kolker.

Effect of DC Juvenile Speedy Trial Legislation, September 2008
Effect of DC Juvenile Speedy Trial Legislation, September 2008

DC juvenile cases are being resolved quicker due to DC Speedy Trial Juvenile legislation enacted in 2008. The report found that the DC juvenile justice system achieved a high rate of compliance with the speedy trial deadlines and with reducing the time juveniles spent in secure detention following an order to shelter care.



 
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