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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The DC Sentencing Commission stands with the the survivors of homicide victims. During Survivors of Homicide Victims Awa...
11/20/2021

The DC Sentencing Commission stands with the the survivors of homicide victims. During Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month, we will be spotlighting organizations that provide victims with helpful resources.

The DC Sentencing Commission stands with the the survivors of homicide victims. During Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month, we will be spotlighting organizations that provide victims with helpful resources.

11/19/2021

The Commission provides information to assist in understanding and applying the D.C. Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines. If you have a Guidelines application inquiry, please contact us at (202) 727-8822 or [email protected].

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11/19/2021

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Did you know Network for Victim Recovery of DC attorneys can speak to victims of crime about their legal issues for free! Contact us at 202-742-1727 to speak to a trauma-informed attorney for free.

11/18/2021

#didyouknow The DC Sentencing Guidelines are voluntary. This means that judges are not required to follow them, and can impose any sentence as long as it is legal.

To learn more about mandatory minimums used in the District and how they supersede the DC Voluntary Sentencing Guideline...
11/17/2021

To learn more about mandatory minimums used in the District and how they supersede the DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines, click the link to learn more https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1559626

To learn more about mandatory minimums used in the District and how they supersede the DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines, click the link to learn more https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1559626

11/15/2021

Tomorrow, the DC Sentencing Commission will host its virtual monthly meeting. Click the link to view the meeting agenda as well as the draft minutes from the October meeting https://scdc.dc.gov/page/commission-meetings

11/12/2021

The 2021 DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines Manual should be used for all pleas and verdicts entered on or after September 4, 2021 unless otherwise indicated. Click the link to view the new manual https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1556366 .

SCDC sends a #HappyVeteransDay to all of those that served. Thank you for your service.
11/11/2021

SCDC sends a #HappyVeteransDay to all of those that served. Thank you for your service.

SCDC sends a #HappyVeteransDay to all of those that served. Thank you for your service.

11/10/2021

Between 2015 and 2020, offenses with a mandatory minimum appeared to represent one in five sentences imposed in the District. #all8wards

#didyouknow that there are four different homicide classifications? For 2020 sentencing facts on these offenses click th...
11/09/2021

#didyouknow that there are four different homicide classifications? For 2020 sentencing facts on these offenses click the link below https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1535161

#didyouknow that there are four different homicide classifications? For 2020 sentencing facts on these offenses click the link below https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1535161

11/04/2021

Between October 2018 and June 2021, 21% of FIP counts received the exact mandatory minimum sentence of 12 months. #sentencing

To learn more about how criminal history and the severity of the convicted offense (Offense Severity Group, OSG) impact ...
11/03/2021

To learn more about how criminal history and the severity of the convicted offense (Offense Severity Group, OSG) impact sentencing click the link to view our 2021 DC Voluntary Guideline Manual https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1556366

To learn more about how criminal history and the severity of the convicted offense (Offense Severity Group, OSG) impact sentencing click the link to view our 2021 DC Voluntary Guideline Manual https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1556366

11/02/2021

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign: Certain professions may witness #HumanTrafficking on the job and may be able to help:
➡️Adults working with youth
➡️Convenience store employees
➡️Campus Law Enforcement
➡️Hotel Employees
Learn more and access training resources https://bit.ly/3vmLmXW

11/02/2021

Between October 2018 and June 2021, 88% of FIP counts were resolved via a plea agreement. #sentencing

Feel free to give us a call between 9AM – 5PM. SCDC’s phone number is (202) 727-8822. You can also send us an email at s...
11/01/2021

Feel free to give us a call between 9AM – 5PM. SCDC’s phone number is (202) 727-8822. You can also send us an email at [email protected].

Feel free to give us a call between 9AM – 5PM. SCDC’s phone number is (202) 727-8822. You can also send us an email at [email protected].

10/29/2021

#factfridays The Guidelines are voluntary. This means that judges have discretion to impose any lawful sentence. There are no sanctions for deviating from the Guidelines, though the court is required to explain why it imposed a noncompliant sentence.

10/28/2021

In 2020, 479 individuals were sentenced for felony offenses in 495 cases consisting of 664 felony counts #dcsentencing.

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10/28/2021

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This week we will be featuring House of Ruth  . The House of Ruth helps women, children & families in need & with limite...
10/26/2021

This week we will be featuring House of Ruth . The House of Ruth helps women, children & families in need & with limited resources build safe and stable lives, while healing from lifetimes of traumatic abuse. Click the link below to learn more https://houseofruth.org/

This week we will be featuring House of Ruth . The House of Ruth helps women, children & families in need & with limited resources build safe and stable lives, while healing from lifetimes of traumatic abuse. Click the link below to learn more https://houseofruth.org/

This week we will be featuring Council for Court Excellence . The Council for Court Excellence is a nonprofit, nonpartis...
10/26/2021

This week we will be featuring Council for Court Excellence . The Council for Court Excellence is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization working to improve justice for the Washington, DC community. Click the link to learn more http://www.courtexcellence.org

This week we will be featuring Council for Court Excellence . The Council for Court Excellence is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization working to improve justice for the Washington, DC community. Click the link to learn more http://www.courtexcellence.org

This week we will be featuring NAARC-Cure The Streets . The OAG’s Cure The Streets DC program uses public-health strateg...
10/26/2021

This week we will be featuring NAARC-Cure The Streets . The OAG’s Cure The Streets DC program uses public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that can be interrupted, treated, and stopped from spreading. Click the link to learn more https://oag.dc.gov/blog/cure-streets-pilot-expansion-making-dc-safer

This week we will be featuring NAARC-Cure The Streets . The OAG’s Cure The Streets DC program uses public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that can be interrupted, treated, and stopped from spreading. Click the link to learn more https://oag.dc.gov/blog/cure-streets-pilot-expansion-making-dc-safer

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10/25/2021

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Do you know how to identify a domestic violence situation? #DVAM2021 #EndDVinDC Learn more from our partners at D C Coalition Against Domestic Violence: dccadv.org/resources/what-is-domestic-violence/

#Didyouknow that the Commission added a new Mitigating Departure Factor to the Voluntary Guidelines?? Click the link to ...
10/25/2021

#Didyouknow that the Commission added a new Mitigating Departure Factor to the Voluntary Guidelines?? Click the link to learn more https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1551141

#Didyouknow that the Commission added a new Mitigating Departure Factor to the Voluntary Guidelines?? Click the link to learn more https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1551141

10/21/2021

The D.C. Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines have a 99% judicial compliance rate. If you are interested in learning more about Guidelines compliance trends check out chapter four of our 2020 Annual Report here: https://scdc.dc.gov/node/1535161

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