The following previously issued orders are extended until further order of the Court:
- March 16, 2020, Order giving law enforcement discretion to release additional individuals on citation
- March 27, 2020, Order suspending execution of a limited category of misdemeanor bench warrants
- March 27, 2020, Order suspending weekend jail sentences
Ninth Criminal Div Scheduling Order | June 2021 Announcement re. Resumption of Drug Court And Status of New Admissions | May 27, 2021 Notice of Expansion of Detained Jury Trials | May 12, 2021 Standing Order Establishing Protocols for Phase one of the Misdemeanor Case Plan and Resumption of Community Court Calendars | April 26, 2021 Standing Order Governing Hearings in Courtrooms 116-R, 312-R, and 313-R | Aug 14 Amended Standing Order Re. Scheduling | Order unsealing granted bond review motions | July 17 Amended Standing Order Governing Filing of Emergency Bond Review or Compassionate Release Motions Due to COVID
The Criminal Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia is responsible for processing all local criminal matters including felony, misdemeanor, District of Columbia code violations and criminal traffic cases. However, all criminal domestic violence cases (DVM) are handled in the Domestic Violence Unit. The Criminal Division is administratively divided into four branches: Case Management, Special Proceedings, Quality Assurance, and Courtroom Support. It also oversees the operation of several specialized courts known as problem solving courts. The District of Columbia Courts now has eight community courts: DC Community Court, Mental Health Community Court, 1D Community Court, 2D/4D Community Court, 3D Community Court, 5D Community Court, 6D Community Court, and 7D Community Court.