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Policy Reform Reports
Criminal Punishment in the District of Columbia: Intermediate Sanctions, Prisons and Public Safety, March 1996
Criminal Punishment in the District of Columbia: Intermediate Sanctions, Prisons and Public Safety, March 1996

This March 1996 report examines how the District of Columbia deploys its adult correctional resources, programs, and usage as compared with that of other jurisdictions. Focusing in particular on the nonviolent offender and the limited availability of expensive prison bedspace this policy report presents findings on innovative criminal justice programs that are programmatically effective and far less costly than prison. The Council for Court Excellence authored the report under contract for the Federal City Council. Please call 202.785.5917 to order over the phone.

Community Education Booklets
Personal Affairs Record Book: Fillable Format [English]
Personal Affairs Record Book: Fillable Format [English]

This "fill-in-the-blanks" estate planning Record Book is organized to help you list and record the location of your important personal and financial papers. It is a handy reference which has been distributed widely throughout the nation.

Libro de Anotaciones de Asuntos Personales: Fillable Format
Libro de Anotaciones de Asuntos Personales: Fillable Format

(Spanish Version of the Personal Affairs Record Book.) Esto es un libreto acompañante a Cuando Alguien Fallece: Una Guía sobre el Proceso Testamentario y de Sucesiones en Washington, DC para Personas que no son Abogados.

School Discipline Report Executive Summary
School Discipline Report Executive Summary
A Victim's Guide to the DC Criminal Justice System
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.

How the District of Columbia Gets its Judges
How the District of Columbia Gets its Judges

This publication, which updates the 2005 Guide, is in two parts. Part One describes the District of Columbia’s judicial appointment and reappointment process for both trial judges on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Superior Court) and appellate judges on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals). Part Two narrows that focus to cover only the Superior Court. In order to illuminate the various pathways to becoming a trial judge in the District of Columbia, Part Two provides detail, based on Council for Court Excellence research, about the professional backgrounds of the 150 persons who have been recommended by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission for nomination to the Superior Court between 1994 and August 2011.

How the District of Columbia Gets its Judges - Brochure
How the District of Columbia Gets its Judges - Brochure

This brochure acts as an Executive Summary of the full report, also available on this site.

Journalists' Handbook to the Courts in the District of Columbia
Journalists' Handbook to the Courts in the District of Columbia

The Handbook is accurate as of September 2009. Keep in mind that court rules and procedures are subject to change. Points of view expressed in the Handbook are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute or the other supporters of the Handbook.

Guide to the DC Juvenile Justice System
Guide to the DC Juvenile Justice System

This guide has a single important purpose: to increase community understanding of the District of Columbia's juvenile justice system. It's not an easy system to understand. The DC juvenile justice system is complex; it involves several different agencies of government. We hope this general guide provides members of the community with the information they need in order to understand how juvenile justice is supposed to work and then to hold the DC juvenile justice system accountable.

Guía del Sistema de Justicia de Menores del Distrito de Columbia
Guía del Sistema de Justicia de Menores del Distrito de Columbia

(Spanish Version of Guide to the DC Juvenile Justice System.) Esta guía tiene un solo objetivo importante: aumentar la comprensión de la comunidad del Distrito de Columbia al sistema de justicia de menores. No es un sistema fácil de entender. El sistema de justicia de menores de DC es complejo, e involucra varios organismos del gobierno. Esperamos que esta guía general proporcione a los miembros de la comunidad la información que necesitan para comprender cómo la justicia de menores esta supuesta a trabajar y, para poder mantener responsable al sistema de justicia de menores de DC.



 
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