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Transgender Advisory Committee

Transgender Advisory Committee:

The Transgender Advisory Committee (TAC) ensures that the Department maintains effective linkages with the transgender community and its stakeholder organizations.  Members are appointed by the DOC Director, serve two-year terms, and meet four times a year as a body. Designated members of the TAC  also serve on the Department’s Transgender Housing Committee, which is charged with determining appropriate housing assignments for transgender inmates entering the jail. The TAC meets on a quarterly basis both virtually and in person.

TAC Objectives:

  • Ensure open communication between DOC and the transgender community
  • Maintain a dialog on issues/problems facing the transgender community
  • Promote public awareness of the programs and services offered the transgender community

Current Members:

Community Representatives:

  • Earline Budd: DOC Transgender Liaison
  • Jeri Hughes: Transgender Advocate
  • Gina Rupert, Housing Specialist, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Executive Members:

  • Tom Faust, Director, DC Department of Corrections
  • Japer Bowles, Director, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs
  • Jacqueline Williams, DOC Deputy Director for Education, Case Management, and Reentry Services
  • Lennard Johnson, DOC Deputy Director for Operations
  • Michelle Wilson, DOC Deputy Director for Administration
  • Andrew Mazzuchelli, DOC Deputy General Counsel

DOC Staff:

  • Charles Akinboyewa, DOC Transgender Housing Committee Chair
  • Traci Outlaw, Health Services Representative/Transgender Housing Committee Member
  • Sylvia Lane, Program Analyst