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The Council's Law and Justice Committee considers and makes recommendations on policies relating to law, safety, criminal justice and emergency management programs, including those related to: public safety; adult detention; juvenile justice and youth services; superior and district courts; judicial administration; prosecuting attorney; public defense; emergency medical services; office of law enforcement oversight; bail reform; pretrial services; alternatives to incarceration; and civil rights

The committee shall also consider the implementation of appropriate labor agreements

In the areas within the committee's purview, the committee tracks state and federal legislative action and develops recommendations on policy direction for the biennial budget.

Meeting Times: Second and fourth Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, King County Courthouse, 10th floor

Chair: Girmay Zahilay
Vice Chair: Kathy Lambert
Members: Rod DembowskiReagan Dunn, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Dave Upthegrove

Committee Staff: 
Lead Staff: Nick Bowman
Committee Assistant: Marka Steadman

Meeting Materials for the Law and Justice Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Law and Justice Committee. The meeting materials available before each meeting are combined into one PDF document and posted below under Meeting Agendas and Materials. On occasion, not all materials will be available before the meeting. Additional materials for the meeting are posted as they become available.

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