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Transgender Housing Committee

In accordance with the DCDOC Gender Classification and Housing Policy the Department operates a Transgender Housing Committee (THC) to determine housing assignments for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming persons incarcerated and housed within our facilities.

Specially the committee is tasked with:

  1. Meeting as a body within a specified period of time (72 hours from the time the inmate completes required initial assessments—excluding weekends and holidays)
  2. Making housing recommendations after meeting to review records, assessments, and other relevant information—with feedback from all participating committee members needed to reach consensus
  3. Getting direct input from the inmate as part of the meeting process to understand the individual’s views on housing placement and potential vulnerability
  4. Formally documenting committee findings and housing decisions for submission to the facility Warden

Composition: Committee members include DOC staff representatives from Security/Operations, Programs and Case Management, Health Services, the Prison Rape and Elimination Act (PREA) Office along with a representative from the Mayor’s Office on LGBTQ Affairs, and a member of the transgender community (knowledgeable of transgender issues, correctional operations and/or an expert in transgender affairs).  Meetings are held both virtually and in-person.

 The DOC policies on Gender Classification and Housing and the Transgender Housing Committee provide detailed information on the housing process.