ReThink Justice Reports and Testimony for Local Control of Parole

The ReThink Justice DC Coalition has been actively advocating to transfer the parole function from federal control to local District control through the work of its New Vision: Alternatives to Incarceration Committee. Along with our partners in the Reentry Task Force, we’ve made a substantial contribution to the effort to establish an effective, humane, innovative and smart approach to parole grants and parole and supervised release revocation proceedings in DC.

Many reports have been published and DC Council testimony submitted. This post provides links to all of these documents.

List of Documents for Download

Last year the  ReThink New Vision Committee published a report titled Establishing Principles for the Creation of a Local Paroling Authority.  Developed as a joint effort between the ReThink Justice DC Coalition and the DC Reentry Task Force the report lays out 19 principles that a new local parole function, regardless of the form a parole authority might take. (Oct. 15, 2020)
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New Parole Authority for the District of Columbia (three-page concept paper) (April 7, 2021 as revised April 20, 2021)
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Concerns and Frequently Asked Questions about a new Parole Authority in the District of Columbia: Parole Release Decision Making (May 7, 2021)
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Concerns and Frequently Asked Questions about a new Parole Authority in the District of Columbia: Revocation of Parole and Supervised Release (May 10, 2021)
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Testimony Submitted by Malcolm C. Young for the ReThink Justice DC Coalition to the Public Oversight Roundtable on Local Control of Parole in the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, Councilmember Charles Allen, Chairperson, (May 6, 2021)
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Supplemental Testimony Submitted by Malcolm C. Young for the ReThink Justice DC Coalition To the Public Oversight Roundtable on Local Control of Parole in the District of Columbia (Submitted for the record May 14, 2021)
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