News & Updates

CONSUMER ALERT: OAG Cautions Use of At-Home Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

Attorney General Racine recommends District residents NOT use new at-home forensic testing kits that claim to help sexual assault survivors collect evidence of an assault themselves.

Close the Ammunition Sale Loophole

This week, Attorney General Racine and a coalition of 20 Attorneys General sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging their support of “Jaime’s Law,” legislation which would extend existing background check requirements on firearm sales to also include ammunition sales.

Topics: Public Safety

Don’t Take the Bait: Consumer Sweepstakes Scams

Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from a government agency about a sweepstakes prize? Don’t take the bait!

DC’s Red Flag Law: Removing Guns from Potentially Dangerous Persons

Learn how you can use the District’s “Red Flag Law” to remove a firearm from a potentially dangerous individual.

Topics: Public Safety

Opposing the Death Penalty

The government is meant to protect its citizens—it should not be in the business of killing them.

Topics: Other

Seeking job opportunities? Career Fair for Parents with Active Child Support Cases

August is Child Support Awareness Month and while OAG’s Child Support Services focuses on helping District families all year long, this month they roll out special efforts to help parents support their children.

Topics: Child Support

Protect Teen Health by Limiting Tobacco Imagery in Streaming Video

Attorney General Racine and a coalition of 43 states called on streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon to limit tobacco use in their video content.

Topics: Public Safety

7 Tips to Prevent Home Contractor Scams

When considering a remodel or a construction project on your property, it’s important to know how to find a reputable home contracting professional.

Urging Congress to Address the Threat of “Forever” Chemicals

“Forever” chemicals are toxic, manmade substances that resist degradation in the environment—hence the “forever” name—and are found in things like textiles with Scotchgard, Teflon products, food packaging, and firefighting foam.

Topics: Public Safety

Newsletter: Saving Lives by Interrupting Violence

Tragically, the District has seen a spike in gun-related violence over the past few weeks that has raised the number of gun fatalities to over 90 this year.

Topics: Other