News & Updates

Keeping Older Residents Safe & Hate Crimes Bill Signed into Law

May is Older Americans Month, and it’s a time for us to honor and show our appreciation for those in our own lives: the grandparents, great grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, cousins, neighbors, friends, and more.

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Testimony

OAG Testimony on An Equitable End To Safety Net Protections Put In Place During The COVID-19 Pandemic 

Statement of Kate Vlach, Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia 

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Press Release

AG Racine Reintroduces Legislation To Strengthen Child Abuse & Elder Abuse Reporting Law

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today reintroduced legislation to expand the District’s protections to safeguard children and vulnerable adults from abuse and strengthen existing laws on reporting abuse.

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Testimony

OAG Testimony on Fair Tenant Screening Act of 2021 and Eviction Record Sealing Authority Amendment Act of 2021 

Statement of Kate Vlach, Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia 

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Press Release

During Older Americans Month, AG Racine Encourages DC Residents To Spot, Prevent & Report Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

During Older Americans Month in May, Attorney General Karl A. Racine is encouraging District residents to learn how to keep loved ones’ safe from elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and to report these harmful practices to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) so older Americans can live…

Topics: Elder Justice
Press Release

AG Racine Statement on Congress Passing Bipartisan Legislation To Help Improve Tools for Reporting Hate Crimes

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after Congress passed bipartisan legislation he advocated for to provide state and local governments and law enforcement agencies with the tools and resources to understand, identify, and report hate crimes and, as a result,…

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Press Release

AG Racine Announces AT&T To Pay $1.5 Million for Overcharging District Government for Telecom Services

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced that AT&T Mobility National Accounts LLC (AT&T) agreed to pay $1.5 million for its failure to comply with its long-term contract with the District for cell phone and internet services and, as a result, overcharging District taxpayers by…

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Testimony

OAG Testimony on B24-0075, the “Expanding Supports for Crime Victims Amendment Act of 2021” and B24-0116, the “Victims’ Protection Amendment Act of 2021”

Statement of Janese Bechtol, Chief of the Domestic Violence & Special Victims Section, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and Crime Victims Compensation Advisory Commission Chair

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Press Release

AG Racine Announces Area Developer & Landlord To Pay $35,000 Penalty for Violating District Lead Laws & Failing to Inform Tenants About Toxic Lead Paint

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced an area developer and landlord agreed to pay a $35,000 penalty for violating the District’s lead paint laws and misleading tenants about the presence of toxic lead paint. 

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Convening Against Anti-AAPI Hate

Our country faces a reckoning as the pandemic has laid bare many of the disparities and biases that have only been exacerbated during the past year.

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