Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety

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The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety is responsible for matters affecting the judiciary and judicial procedure that are within the authority of the Council; matters affecting decedents’ estates and fiduciary affairs; matters affecting criminal law and procedure; juvenile justice; elections; government ethics; campaign finance; matters arising from or pertaining to the police and fire regulations of the District of Columbia; and other matters related to police protection, correctional institutions (including youth corrections), fire prevention, emergency medical services, homeland security, criminal justice, and public safety.


Key Staff

Michael Porcello

Evan Marolf

Aukima Benjamin

Ella Hanson

Anaiah Mitchell

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