Report Card on District Task Force on Jails & Justice Progress

In June 2023, the Council for Court Excellence published a Report Card on the District Task Force on Jails & Justice recommendations (link) examining its implementation of the Report’s Phase II Recommendations. (link to full report card). The report card reviews Task Force recommendations that were slated to be implemented in Fiscal Years (FY) 2021 and 2022.

Key findings were:

  • The Task Force found that only two (or roughly 2%) of the 77 recommendations reviewed were fully implemented by the District more than two years after the Phase II report was released.
  • 47% of the recommendations reviewed have not been implemented or have even begun to be implemented.

“In February 2022, the District Task Force on Jails & Justice issued its Phase II report which included 80 thoughtful and concrete recommendations designed to shape D.C.’s budget and policies in ways that will result in a transformative system overhaul over 10 years. The report card that we issue today allows us to celebrate important progress made to date and to highlight areas where policymakers must do the work if we are to make good on the promise to realize a more fair and equitable criminal justice system going forward,” says Shelley Broderick, Chair of the District Task Force on Jails & Justice.