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Sentencing Guidelines Alerts

The Sentencing Commission has ranked the new offenses and enhancements contained in the Secure DC Omnibus Amendment Act 2024 and the Secure DC Omnibus Emergency Amendment Act 2024


The next Commission meeting will be held virtually on September 17, 2024. Agendas and minutes can be found using the link below.

Sentencing Data

The Commission uses the Guidelines Reporting Information Data system to store and monitor felony sentences. The data and charts presented on this page uses the data in this system.

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DC Sentencing Commission: Issue Paper

The DC Sentencing Commission is proud to release its first “Issue Paper” which examines Compliant in the Box sentences imposed under the Sentencing Guidelines.   Issue Papers are intended to provide criminal justice partners and the general public with an overview of specific sentencing provisions under the District’s Sentencing Guidelines.  Compliant in the Box sentences represent sentences that comply with both the Guidelines recommended sentence type and length for a specific offense and serves as a measure to identify how consistently the Guidelines are


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