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.
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.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Attend meetings in Council Chambers, 516 3rd Avenue, Room 1001, Seattle Washington.
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.
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.