Residency: Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards
Description: The Committee shall: (A) Identify cases in which a homicide, assault with intent to kill, or assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), was committed by or to a juvenile in abscondence; (B) Examine what steps could have been taken to prevent the juvenile from absconding; and (C) Recommend systemic improvements to identify and locate high risk youth that are in abscondence and have the propensity to commit or be involved in a homicide, assault with intent to kill, or assault with a deadly weapon.
Qualifications: The following shall be members of the Committee:
(A) The Director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, or his or her designee;
(B) The Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, or his or her designee;
(C) The Chief Judge of the Superior Court, or his or her designee;
(D) The United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, or his or her designee; and
(E) A public member, appointed by the Mayor, with advice and consent of the Council, who shall serve a 2-year term.