IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
November 1, 2022
To declare the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to amend the Criminal Justice
Coordinating Council for the District of Columbia Establishment Act of 2001 to require
the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to submit reports to the Mayor and the Council
to determine what factors keep youth out of the criminal justice system and the types of
school-based incidents that lead to a law enforcement referral or arrest.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
resolution may be cited as the Criminal Justice Involvement Reduction Emergency Declaration
Resolution of 2022.
Sec. 2. (a) In November 2020, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council published an
extensive report, entitled A Study of the Root Causes of Juvenile Justice System Involvement,
as required by section 1505 of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the District of
Columbia Establishment Act of 2001, effective October 3, 2001 (D.C. Law 14-28; D.C. Official
(b) This report showed that among the youth in the 4th risk quartilethose with the
highest risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice systemthere is still an 86.1% average
probability of them not becoming justice involved.
(c) Based on the findings in this 2020 report, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
concluded that risk factors are not determinant of youth becoming justice involved in the future.
(d) Additional analysis of the protective and additive factors was required to determine
what factors are contributing to 86.1% of high-risk youth not becoming justice involved to
prevent as many high-risk young people as possible from becoming justice involved.
(e) Additional analysis is also needed to identify what school-based incidents lead to
criminal justice involvement, and what factors lead to that outcome.
(f) The Criminal Justice Involvement Reduction Emergency Amendment Act of 2021
expired on January 30, 2022, while the accompanying temporary legislation will expire on
November 13, 2022.
(g) New emergency and temporary legislation is necessary to maintain these reporting
requirements until permanent legislation is approved.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia determines that the circumstances
enumerated in section 2 constitute emergency circumstances making it necessary that the
Criminal Justice Involvement Reduction Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 be adopted after a
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.