• Current through October 23, 2012

The Council of the District of Columbia finds and declares that:

(1) Crime and delinquency are complex social phenomena requiring the attention and efforts of the criminal justice system, local government, and private citizens alike;

(2) The establishment of appropriate goals, objectives, and standards for the reduction of crime and delinquency and for the administration of justice must be a priority concern;

(3) The functions of the criminal justice system must be coordinated more efficiently and effectively;

(4) The full and effective use of resources affecting local criminal justice systems requires the complete cooperation of local government agencies; and

(5) Training, research, evaluation, technical assistance, and public education activities must be encouraged and focused on the improvement of the criminal justice system and the generation of new methods for the prevention and reduction of crime and delinquency.

(Sept. 13, 1978, D.C. Law 2-107, § 3, 25 DCR 1391.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-1102.

1973 Ed., § 2-2502.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-107, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 3-901.