DC’s Criminal Justice System

DC’s Criminal Justice System 2017-10-23T21:01:34+00:00


Since the District of Columbia is not a state, but a special federal district, it has a unique criminal justice system that involves both local and federal agencies. The map on the right outlines the steps of the D.C. criminal justice process that occur before a case goes to trial, which are described in more detail in the following section. For a more detailed version of this map, click here.