Alicia D. Washington, Esq., is the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Division (PSD) in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the District of Columbia (District). She assists with overseeing the management of over 100 employees in PSD, which includes the Juvenile, Criminal, Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Special Victims, Public Corruption, and Restorative Justice Sections. Ms. Washington is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching Criminal Law.
Ms. Washington demonstrated her commitment to public service when she began her career with the OAG over 23 years ago, prosecuting adult misdemeanor cases, including traffic, weapons, and quality of life offenses. Before advancing to management, she also prosecuted juvenile delinquency cases and defended the District and its employees in civil lawsuits. A highlight of her career is when Washington led a team in filing the first-of-its-kind, comprehensive receivership lawsuit against 23 landlords who had persistently failed to abate housing code violations posing grave risks to tenants. Washington received the highest honor in OAG, the Peter J. Nickles Hammer Award, for her leadership in this litigation.
Ms. Washington is the Chair of the District’s Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board and is a Board Member of the non-profit organization, EBED Community Improvement, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Norfolk State University and her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law.