Join the Fight
2022 was a special year for Courtwatch DC. Officially launching the program, training volunteers, and watching the courts – we have a lot to be proud of.
Guest writers from the COS-DC coalition detail what it's like for sex workers to be under the constant watch of government surveillance, and how it connects to historically harmed neighbors and even...
We strongly urge Congress to respect the District of Columbia’s decision to pass the Revised Criminal Code Act (RCCA), and to vote no on any resolution or rider that undermines the ability of District...
ACLU-D.C. SEEKS SYSTEMATIC PREVENTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY AFTER ANOTHER PERSON DIES IN POLICE CUSTODY
Yesterday, the Metropolitan Police Department reported the death of Marquez Parker, who passed away on February 2 while in police custody at a Northwest District holding cell.
ACLU-D.C. Calls on the D.C. Council to Disband the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit
“In the wake of police killings of Black people, including Tyre Nichols in Memphis, the ACLU-D.C. calls on the D.C. Council to disband the Metropolitan Police Department’s unaccountable and dangerous Gun...
We are demanding police-free schools! It’s simple: Invest in the social-emotional health and well-being of youth. We need increased mental health supports with development and support for qualified teachers to reduce reliance on permanent substitutes.
In the Courts
Jones v. District of Columbia
Deon Jones, a gay man, has been employed by the D.C. Dept. of Corrections for more than two decades, where he has endured pervasive acts of harassment based on his sexual orientation. The lawsuit describes how Sgt. Jones faced constant harassment from co-workers and incarcerated persons alike.