Superior Court Issues Orders Granting Access to Juvenile Data, Criminal Records
September 11, 2023
On September 7 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued several administrative orders regarding access to case records for research purposes.
Order 22-14 authorizes the Council of Court Excellence to access juvenile records to conduct a crossover analysis for the District of Columbia.
Order 22-15 allows the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to access to criminal case records in order to reconcile data between MPD and D.C. Courts.
Order 22-16 grants the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council access to juvenile case records to conduct an analysis of juvenile pretrial and probation release conditions for the District of Columbia.
The Council of Court Excellence, MPD, and CJCC may use the data for the purposes described, but they shall not disclose this information to any other person or for any other purpose without prior approval of the D.C. Superior Court chief judge.