(Washington, D.C.) – The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is pleased to release the "Gun Violence Problem Analysis Summary Report" conducted by the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR). CJCC commissioned this analysis to evaluate the current state of homicides and shootings in the District of Columbia, including motives, the extent of group and crew involvement, common characteristics of victims and suspects, and overall trends.
NICJR reviewed data and conducted interviews with representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, Pretrial Services Agency, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, and Court Social Services Division. The purpose of the "Gun Violence Problem Analysis" is to establish a common understanding of the gun violence problem in the District and inform the selection and implementation of violence reduction strategies.
As a follow on to the analysis, NICJR will propose a comprehensive strategy for gun violence reduction in the District. In addition to conducting the problem analysis, to inform the strategy, NICJR has met with various outreach and criminal or juvenile justice agencies, including the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, Office of the Attorney General, the US Attorney's Office, the City Administrator, the Chief Judge of the Superior Court, the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice and a variety of community groups. The proposed strategy will be released in Spring 2022.