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Law and Justice

Learn more about the Law and Justice Committee. Find out how to attend meetings and submit public comments. Also, see meeting agendas and other materials.

About the committee

The Council's Law and Justice Committee considers and makes recommendations on policies relating to law, safety, and criminal justice programs, including those related to: implementation of the charter amendments related to the duties of the sheriff's office; 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; combating human trafficking; hate crime prevention; and civil rights.

In the areas within the committee's purview, the committee shall track state and federal legislative action and develop recommendations on policy direction for the county budget.


Attend committee meetings

The committee holds regular meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. See the meeting calendar.

To help us manage the meeting, if you do not wish to be called upon for public comment, please use the Livestream or King County TV options listed below to watch or listen to the meeting if possible.

Remotely

  • Use Webinar ID: 859 6897 7814
  • By computer, using the Zoom application at https://zoom.us/signin and the webinar ID above.
  • Via phone by calling 1-253-215-8782 and using the webinar ID above.

In-person

On KCTV

Public comment

Public comment should be on current agenda items only. If you would like to comment on an item not on the current agenda, you may email your Councilmember

Email

Send to kcccomitt@kingcounty.gov by 8 a.m. on the meeting day. Include the topic and related committee in the subject line. Comments will be forwarded to committee members and appropriate staff.

In-person

Attend meetings in Council Chambers, 516 3rd Avenue, Room 1001, Seattle Washington.

Remotely

Provide comment remotely by attending meetings via phone or computer using the Zoom application. See attend committee meetings remotely above. You are not required to sign up in advance to provide remote public comment. 

Language services

You have the right to submit your comments using our free language access services. Contact Tera Chea, Language Access Coordinator not less than three business days prior to the committee meeting.

Meeting materials

View the meeting agendas and calendar. Agendas are usually available before each committee meeting. Other materials post as they are available. 



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