Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety

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The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety is responsible for matters related to the civil and criminal justice systems, including correctional institutions; public safety issues, including matters related to law enforcement, police oversight, and violence reduction; emergency services, including fire prevention and 911 services; matters related to the judiciary and judicial procedure that are within the authority of the Council; homeland security; and women’s issues.


Key Staff

Evan Marolf
(202) 724-8073

Steven Palmer
(202) 478-1407

Aukima Benjamin

Anaiah Mitchell
(202) 679-5905

Sean Jettner

Agencies Under This Committee

  • Access to Justice Initiative
  • Child Fatality Review Committee
  • Child Support Guideline Commission
  • Clemency Board
  • Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure
  • Commission on Women
  • Comprehensive Homicide Elimination Strategy Task Force
  • Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board
  • Corrections Information Council
  • Criminal Code Reform Commission
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Forensic Sciences, or successor agency
  • Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee
  • District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission
  • District of Columbia National Guard
  • District of Columbia Sentencing Commission
  • Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Homeland Security Commission
  • Juvenile Justice Advisory Group
  • Maternal Mortality Review Committee
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Commission
  • Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
  • Office of Police Complaints
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
  • Office of Unified Communications
  • Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
  • Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives
  • Police Complaints Board
  • Police Officers Standards and Training Board
  • Science Advisory Board, or successor board
  • Uniform Law Commission
  • Use of Force Review Board
  • Violence Fatality Review Committee