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

Kate Mitchell
(202) 727-8275

Sonia Weil
(202) 724-8197

Antonio Nunes
(202) 478-1407

Kevin Whitfield
(202) 654-6183

Agencies Under This Committee

  • Access to Justice Initiative 
  • Child Fatality Review Committee 
  • Child Support Guideline Commission 
  • Clemency Board 
  • Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure 
  • Comprehensive Homicide Elimination Strategy Task Force 
  • Corrections Information Council 
  • Criminal Code Reform Commission 
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council 
  • Department of Corrections 
  • Department of Forensic Sciences 
  • Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice 
  • Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee 
  • District of Columbia Board of Elections 
  • 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 Campaign Finance 
  • Office of Police Complaints 
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 
  • Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement 
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 
  • Office of Unified Communications 
  • Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants 
  • Police Complaints Board 
  • Police Officer Standards and Training Board 
  • Science Advisory Board 
  • Uniform Law Commission 
  • Violence Fatality Review Committee