DYRS Escapee Photo Identification Release
19-301: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services Escapee Photo Identification Release Amendment Act of 2011
Councilmember Jim Graham, Chair of the Committee on Human Services, announces a Public Hearing on Bill 19-301, the “Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services Escapee Photo Identification Release Amendment Act of 2011.” The hearing will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Room 500, of the John A. Wilson Building. This hearing notice is abbreviated to provide timely notice to the public.
Bill 19-301 would amend Title 16 of the District of Columbia Official Code to provide that if a respondent escapes from a secure juvenile facility, the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) shall release to the public any and all information subject to disclosure, including a photograph, within one hour of the absconding or escaping, shall list the respondent as a fugitive from justice with any other designation deemed appropriate, and shall release additional information if it is necessary to protect the respondent or the public safety and welfare.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Mr. Malcolm Cameron of the Committee on Human Services by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (202) 724-8191 by Thursday, December 1, 2011. E-mail contacts to Mr. Cameron should include the residential ward, full name, title, and affiliation -- if applicable -- of the person(s) testifying. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their written testimony to the hearing. Individuals will be permitted 3 minutes for oral presentation -- individuals representing organizations or groups will be permitted 5 minutes.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted to the Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004, no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2011. The record will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011.