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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

Monday, September 18, 2023

U.S. Attorney's Office Testifies Before D.C. Council In Support of the Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act of 2023

            WASHINGTON - The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia will testify today at a committee hearing before the Council of the District of Columbia on proposed legislation, Bill 25-0345, the "Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act of 2023."

            USAO-DC strongly supports the "Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act" because it will provide additional tools to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community and hold accountable those who harm them. Our Office is committed to aggressively prosecuting all forms of violence, including sexual assault and domestic violence against adults, teens, and children, and to protecting our community from these often life-changing acts of violence.            

            In addition to appearing before the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, Elana Suttenberg, Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney, provided written remarks, available in the accompanying attachment.

            The testimony is available in the attachment below. 

Updated September 18, 2023