The District of Columbia’s Violence Fatality Review Committee (VFRC)
is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Report. This Report covers data,
discussions, and recommendations from the homicide and suicide
cases reviewed by the VFRC in 2021.
The Violence Fatality Review Committee was established by §3042 of the Fatality
Review Committee Amendment Act of 2018 and passed on September 5, 2018,
as part of the FY2019 Budget Support Act (BSA). The VFRC was established to
conduct retrospective reviews of circumstances leading to the violent deaths
(homicides and suicides) of persons aged 19 and older, who were DC residents
and those who died in the District regardless of place of residence.