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SCDC Mission Statement

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 and practices, to evaluate the effectiveness of the guidelines system in order to recommend changes based on actual sentencing and corrections practice and research, to analyze the District of Columbia's current criminal code and administration of existing criminal laws, and to propose reforms in the criminal code to create a uniform and coherent body of criminal law in the District of Columbia.