D.C. Sentencing Commission

D.C. Sentencing Commission The mission of the District of Columbia Sentencing Commission is to implement, monitor, and support the District's Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines, to promote fair and consistent sentencing policies, to increase public understanding of sentencing policies

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Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentenci...
01/14/2022

Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentencing questions by clicking for a chance to be featured https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentencing questions by clicking for a chance to be featured https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

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01/13/2022
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This week we will be featuring FAIR Girls @FAIR_Girls . FAIR Girls provides intervention and holistic care to female sur...
01/10/2022

This week we will be featuring FAIR Girls @FAIR_Girls . FAIR Girls provides intervention and holistic care to female survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Click the link to learn more https://fairgirls.org/

This week we will be featuring FAIR Girls @FAIR_Girls . FAIR Girls provides intervention and holistic care to female survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Click the link to learn more https://fairgirls.org/

The answer to last week’s questions is FALSE. The DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines apply to felony offenses. For a cha...
01/07/2022

The answer to last week’s questions is FALSE. The DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines apply to felony offenses. For a chance to get your questions answered on #factfriday click the link below https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

The answer to last week’s questions is FALSE. The DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines apply to felony offenses. For a chance to get your questions answered on #factfriday click the link below https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

01/06/2022

In 2020, 91% of Armed Robbery counts were #sentenced to prison in the District.

01/05/2022

In 2020, Voluntary Manslaughter represents 50% of homicide #sentences imposed.

The DC Sentencing Commission has released its first video titled "DC Sentencing History" on its new YouTube channel. If ...
01/03/2022
D.C. Sentencing History

The DC Sentencing Commission has released its first video titled "DC Sentencing History" on its new YouTube channel. If you want to learn about how the DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines were created click the link https://youtu.be/PE7fvBCqWjc

The DC Sentencing Commission has released its first video titled"DC Sentencing History" on its new YouTube channel. The Commission will be doing a deep dive...

SCDC will be answering all your DC sentencing related questions. Starting this month, we will be featuring the answers t...
01/03/2022

SCDC will be answering all your DC sentencing related questions. Starting this month, we will be featuring the answers to questions the community has regarding Guideline application and trends. Click the link below to submit your question https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

SCDC will be answering all your DC sentencing related questions. Starting this month, we will be featuring the answers to questions the community has regarding Guideline application and trends. Click the link below to submit your question https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in January SCDC will be highlighting organizations and agencies that prov...
01/03/2022

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in January SCDC will be highlighting organizations and agencies that provide support and resources for District residents.

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in January SCDC will be highlighting organizations and agencies that provide support and resources for District residents.

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01/03/2022

Timeline photos

Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentencing questions by clicking the link for a chance to be featured. https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentenci...
12/31/2021

Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentencing questions by clicking the link for a chance to be featured. https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

Comment your answer below. Stay tuned next week for the answer to this question on #factfridays. Submit your DC sentencing questions by clicking the link for a chance to be featured. https://forms.gle/GLt9bhcPpHLRNLq5A

12/30/2021

In 2020, 94% of individuals sentenced for felony offenses were Black.
The remaining individuals sentenced were categorized as White (4%), Unknown (1%), Hispanic (1%), and Asian (1%).

12/29/2021

The Commission has a new Attorney Advisor, Maeghan Buckley. Maeghan is responsible for answering all your Guideline questions and hosting practitioner trainings. To learn more about her, click the link to view our Fall/ Winter newsletter https://scdc.dc.gov/release/fall-winter-2021-volume-4

12/28/2021

In 2020, felony non-drug offenses represented approximately 87% of cases sentenced in the District.

12/23/2021

Between 2016 and 2020, 97% of #carjacking counts received a prison sentence. #all8wards

#didyouknow this DC #carjacking sentencing fact?
12/21/2021

#didyouknow this DC #carjacking sentencing fact?

#didyouknow this DC #carjacking sentencing fact?

On the final day of Survivors of Homicide Awareness Month, SCDC would like to send their condolences and support to all ...
12/21/2021

On the final day of Survivors of Homicide Awareness Month, SCDC would like to send their condolences and support to all those who have lost a friend or family member to homicide.

On the final day of Survivors of Homicide Awareness Month, SCDC would like to send their condolences and support to all those who have lost a friend or family member to homicide.

This week we will be featuring @DC_Courts Crime Victims Compensation Program. CVC provides financial assistance and reim...
12/16/2021

This week we will be featuring @DC_Courts Crime Victims Compensation Program. CVC provides financial assistance and reimbursement to innocent victims of violent crime and their families with crime-related expenses. For more information click the link https://www.dccourts.gov/services/crime-victims-compensation-matters

This week we will be featuring @DC_Courts Crime Victims Compensation Program. CVC provides financial assistance and reimbursement to innocent victims of violent crime and their families with crime-related expenses. For more information click the link https://www.dccourts.gov/services/crime-victims-compensation-matters

The Council of the District of Columbia has honored SCDC's long-time Executive Director, Barbara Tombs- Souvey, with a C...
12/13/2021

The Council of the District of Columbia has honored SCDC's long-time Executive Director, Barbara Tombs- Souvey, with a Ceremonial Resolution for her contributions to sentencing in DC. SCDC sends Barb well wishes on retirement. Click the link to view the Ceremonial Resolution https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/CER24-0098

The Council of the District of Columbia has honored SCDC's long-time Executive Director, Barbara Tombs- Souvey, with a Ceremonial Resolution for her contributions to sentencing in DC. SCDC sends Barb well wishes on retirement. Click the link to view the Ceremonial Resolution https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/CER24-0098

The DC Sentencing Commission welcomes our new Interim Executive Director, Linden Fry. Click the link to learn more about...
12/13/2021
Fall/ Winter 2021 Volume 4 | scdc

The DC Sentencing Commission welcomes our new Interim Executive Director, Linden Fry. Click the link to learn more about his background https://scdc.dc.gov/release/fall-winter-2021-volume-4

The District of Columbia to the Sentencing Commission’s has just released its fourth semi-annual newsletter entitled “The Commission Chronicle”. This newsletter highlights information regarding a synopsis of the recent Commission Meeting, New Mitigating Departure Factor, sentencing related dat...

This week we will be featuring Wendt Center for Loss and Healing  . Wendt Center for Loss and Healing strives to help ch...
12/10/2021

This week we will be featuring Wendt Center for Loss and Healing . Wendt Center for Loss and Healing strives to help children, youth and adults rebuild their emotional lives after loss, illness, violence and trauma. For more information click the link to learn more http://www.wendtcenter.org

This week we will be featuring Wendt Center for Loss and Healing . Wendt Center for Loss and Healing strives to help children, youth and adults rebuild their emotional lives after loss, illness, violence and trauma. For more information click the link to learn more http://www.wendtcenter.org

12/09/2021

Between 2016 to 2020, 75% of #carjacking counts were resolved via a plea agreement. #all8wards

12/08/2021

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