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Outreach Education

The DC Sentencing Commission is committed to providing services and support for all District residences and criminal justice partners to ensure all understand the purpose and function of the District’s Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines.

To view all recent videos, publications, and newsletters, click here.


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Commission Meetings


The public is encouraged to join to attend the Commission's  Monthly Meetings. Our monthly meetings are hosted every third Tuesday from 5 PM – 6:30 PM. During these meetings, Commission members examine sentencing policy in the District and implement changes based on District-based research and data. Click here  to sign up as well as view our previous meetings


Social Media


In an effort to expand the Commission’s educational resources to the general public as well as criminal justice practitioners, the agency has started to engage on our social media platforms. On our various social media accounts, interested parties can stay up to date regarding upcoming meetings, sentencing trends, new publications, educational content, public safety resources, and the activity of our criminal justice partners. Click the links below to explore:


Educational Videos


The Commission has extended its educational outreach to include educational videos. These videos encompass a wide array of topics such as the history of the Commission, the function of the D.C. Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines, and frequently asked questions. Click here to view.




In order to engage with District residents, the Commission disperses biannual newsletters. The agency’s newsletters highlight the resources the Commission offers as well as the recent activity of the Commission. It is the goal of the Sentencing Commission to increase awareness throughout the District of the functions of the Sentencing Guidelines, and the current work of the Commission. Click here to view the most recent newsletter.




The Commission is dedicated to providing sentencing research to the public regarding various offenses. Click here view our recent publications.

The Commission would love to engage with your community via presentation or event. If you are looking to partner with us on an event, work on an outreach campaign, and/or request educational information, email the Commission Outreach Specialist, Brittany Bunch, at  [email protected]

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