Policy and Legislative Initiatives

SafetyNet’s Policy and Legislative Initiatives Working Group researches, analyzes, and advocates for necessary public safety policy and legislative action to reduce violent crime in Washington, DC.

Areas of work include:

  • Benchmarking the DC Criminal Code against criminal laws in other jurisdictions to identify areas where the DC code should be adjusted to improve public safety.
  • Working to ensure that public safety programs and the DC criminal justice system are well-designed, effective, and adequately funded.
  • Creating public awareness of violent crime trends and sensible policy and legislative reform.