The Council for Court Excellence (CCE) works to improve the administration of justice in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and ensure civil and criminal justice systems that equitably serve the people of our community. We accomplish these goals by conducting research, identifying and promoting justice system reforms, convening important stakeholders to advance change, and increasing public understanding and support of our justice system.
What We Do
As a catalyst for change for almost 40 years, CCE has led a wide variety of research, advocacy, and educational projects to improve the local justice system. We are able to make an outsized impact because of the unique approach to our work, bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders to identify gaps in performance, determining and outlining solutions, and ensuring that these ideas become a reality. Some of our projects strengthen laws and policies, building better justice for all. Some shine a light on systemic problems or possibilities for innovation. We encourage individuals to understand the justice system and empower them to improve it.
CCE's projects are overseen by four standing program committees: Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, Justice Education