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  • 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.

  • CCE Publishes New Report on Challenges and Innovations in D.C.'s Criminal Justice System in 2020

    CCE Publishes New Report on Challenges and Innovations in D.C.'s Criminal Justice System in 2020

    CCE's latest report, "D.C.'s Justice Systems Overview 2020" 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 18 months.

  • Our statement in solidarity with the AAPI community.

    Our statement in solidarity with the AAPI community.

    CCE stands in solidarity with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

  • March 2021 Newsletter

    March 2021 Newsletter

    From supporting the District Task Force on Jails & Justice in publishing its Phase II report, conducting virtual School Jury Education Program sessions, and testifying before DC Council, CCE has hit the ground running in 2021.

  • District Task Force on Jails & Justice Publishes Phase II Report with 10-Year Implementation Plan to Transform Justice in D.C.

    District Task Force on Jails & Justice Publishes Phase II Report with 10-Year Implementation Plan to Transform Justice in D.C.

    The Phase II report, released February 2021, provides implementation plans for the Task Force’s 80 recommendations that will help D.C. to invest in safe communities, to lower incarceration rates, to regain local control over its criminal justice system, and to create a single new non-traditional facility to hold all people still detained pre-trial or sentenced to incarceration. The Task Force’s work reflects input from over 2,500 D.C. residents, including people who are currently incarcerated, and the expertise of its members.

  • Join CCE on February 11 at 11 am for the District Task Force on Jails & Justice's virtual Phase II report launch event!

    Join CCE on February 11 at 11 am for the District Task Force on Jails & Justice's virtual Phase II report launch event!

    Join us as the District Task Force of Jails & Justice releases an ambitious plan to transform D.C.’s criminal justice system.

  • 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.

  • Join CCE at our Fall 2020 Virtual Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue Program!

    Join CCE at our Fall 2020 Virtual Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue Program!

    Join us on September 1 for our latest Bench-Bar-Media Dialogue program, “Shut Out or Shut Down?: Challenges in Ensuring Public Access to Courts and Government During COVID-19.”

  • New CCE Videos Explain Assisted Decision-Making Tools  Available in the District

    New CCE Videos Explain Assisted Decision-Making Tools Available in the District

    In May CCE published two of four educational videos on different assisted decision-making tools discussed in our latest community education guide When Adults Need Help.

  • CCE Signs on to Thrive Under 25 Letter to the Mayor and DC Council Regarding COVID-19

    CCE Signs on to Thrive Under 25 Letter to the Mayor and DC Council Regarding COVID-19

    n May 2020 CCE joined local advocates to write to the DC Council and Mayor Bowswer with recommendations for further COVID-19 responsive actions in DC's criminal legal system to better meet the needs of people who are incarcerated or returning home to the District from prison and jail. CCE is actively leading work on several of the recommendations in coalition with our partners.

  • May 2020 Newsletter

    May 2020 Newsletter

    Read our May 2020 newsletter to see how CCE is continuing to adapt projects during COVID-19 and advocate for some of the District's most vulnerable residents.

  • Our statement in solidarity with the Black community.

    Our statement in solidarity with the Black community.

    CCE stands in solidarity with the Black community and denounces racism and police brutality.

  • Please join us for

    Please join us for "Meet the Next Chief" Virtual Forum in June 2020

    CCE, in partnership with other local legal organizations, will be hosting “Meet the Next Chief Judge,” a forum for members of the public to hear from the judges who have applied to become the new Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. This special event will be held virtually on an evening in early June as a Zoom webinar, generously provided by the D.C. Bar.

  • April 2020 Newsletter

    April 2020 Newsletter

    Read CCE's April 2020 newsletter to learn how we are continuing to be responsive to the needs of the District in light of COVID-19 and how our educational resources may be of assistance during this time.

  • CCE and GW Law Prisoner & Reentry Clinic Publish Proposal to Reduce Incarceration Amid COVID-19

    CCE and GW Law Prisoner & Reentry Clinic Publish Proposal to Reduce Incarceration Amid COVID-19

    Published in April 2020 in response to COVID-19, CCE and the George Washington University Law School’s Prisoner & Reentry Clinic's proposal outlines updates that can be made to the District’s law on good time credits, earned time credits, and compassionate release for incarcerated residents.

  • 2019 Highlights

    2019 Highlights

    Check out CCE's 2019 Highlights to learn more about some of our signature projects in 2019, upcoming projects for 2020, and how you can join us in improving justice in DC during this new decade!

  • November 2019 Newsletter

    November 2019 Newsletter

    Check out CCE's end-of-year newsletter to learn more about our current projects, updates on justice in the District, and ways you can get involved!

  • District Task Force on Jails & Justice Publishes Phase I Report on Future of Corrections in DC

    District Task Force on Jails & Justice Publishes Phase I Report on Future of Corrections in DC

    The Phase I report, released November 2019, includes feedback from nearly 2,000 community members and leaders in the criminal legal field, as well as the input and expertise from its 26 members. The Task Force was convened by the Council for Court Excellence and their partners the Vera Institute for Justice and National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens.

 
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