At the meeting on September 14, 2020, the D.C. Police Reform Commission established a committee structure to conduct the work they are tasked with under Act 23-336. Details of the five committees are provided below. A PDF document of the Committees is also available below.
This Committee on Police in Schools/Policing Youth will address the role of police in schools, potential alternatives to police in schools, and issues related to policing of youth outside schools.
The Committee on Assessing and Expanding Violence Reduction Efforts will review the District’s violence reduction efforts to determine how they should be supported or increased to reduce harm and to augment or replace current approaches.
The Committee on Building Up Non-Police Community Health and Safety Interventions will review the District’s alternatives to police responses to incidents involving to behavioral health crises, homelessness, and addiction to determine whether or how to support or increase the availability of such services to reduce the need for a police response.
The Committee on Reforms to Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Practices will focus on particular MPD practices such as police use of force and stop-and-frisk, including whether they are effective in promoting public safety, and what costs or harms are associated with the practice.
The Committee on Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Accountability and Oversight will focus on current mechanisms for internal and external oversight of MPD to determine whether additional or different mechanisms are needed, and what structural changes are needed to promote accountability at both the individual officer and agency levels.