Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission
To ensure that, for all felonies, a sentence imposed on an offender reflect the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history of the offender; provide for just punishment; afford adequate deterrence to potential future criminal conduct of offender; provide offender with needed education and medical care; provide intermediate sanctions in appropriate cases; and conduct an annual review of sentencing data, policies, and practices in the District of Columbia. Review and analyze pertinent sentencing data and make recommendation to the Council, in the form of proposed legislation. Seventeen member Commission with 13 voting members and four non-voting members are: three judges of the Superior Court of DC appointed by the Chief Judge of the Superior Court; one member of the Council appointed by the Chairman of the Council; the United State Attorney for DC or his/her designee; the Director of DC Public Defender Service or his/her designee; the Corporation Council for DC Offender Supervision, Defender and Court Services Agency or his/her designee; the Director of the DC Offender Supervision, Defender and Court Services Agency or his/her designee; two members of the DC Bar, one who specializes in the private practice of criminal defense in the District, and one who does not specialize in the practice of criminal law, appointed by Chief Judge of the Superior Court; one professional from an established organization devoted to research and analysis of sentencing issues and policies, appointed by Chief Judge of the Superior Court of DC; and two citizens of DC who are not attorneys, one of whom is nominated by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Council, and the other who is appointed by the Council. Non-voting members of the Commission shall consist of the DC Department of Corrections or his/her designee; the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department or his/her designee; the Director of the United States Bureau of Prisons or his/her designee; and the Chairperson of the United State Parole Commission or his/her designee.
Licensed - Yes
Paid stipend or salary - No