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Sentencing Guidelines Alerts

The DC Sentencing Commission is committed to continuing to provide services and support for District residents and our criminal justice partners. However at this time for the health of our employees, they will be working remotely through June 8, 2020. Please submit all Guideline questions and data requests to [email protected]. All phone calls will be returned within 24 hours or one business day.

Thank you for your understanding and be safe!

Barbara Tombs-Souvey,
Executive Director

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The next Commission meeting will be held virtually October 20, 2020. Agendas and minutes can be found here.

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.

Sentencing Guidelines Manual

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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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