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D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, says the number of youths being committed to DYRS has been "dramatically reduced" in the past two years. (The Washington Times)

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the washington times The D.C. Council reprimanded member Jim Graham on Monday for “affecting adversely the confidence in the public in the integrity of the government” by using his positions on the council and Metro board to influence the city’s lottery contract.

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham’s attorney disputed an ethics board’s unfavorable ruling and said his client didn’t have a chance to present evidence in his favor to be considered. (The Washington Times)

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Chairman Jim Graham comments during the Committee on Human Services public hearing on BIll 19-824 the "Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2012" on Thrusday, July 12, 2012, in Washington D.C.. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham’s attorney disputed an ethics board’s unfavorable ruling and said his client didn’t have a chance to present evidence in his favor to be considered. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham (The Washington Times)

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“I have strong reservations, as does [DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley], on the effectiveness and sustainability of any rehabilitation services provided through the [out-of-state residential treatment centers.]” — D.C. Council member Jim Graham

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) speaks to the media before having a closed door discussion with the council. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) speaks to the media before having a closed door discussion with the council. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Inside, council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, challenges bar and nightclub owners testifying in favor of extending the hours for bars and nightclubs. He proposed a tax increase on alcohol that would offset the added income of the later hours. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Councilman Jim Graham tells the executive witness panel that they, too, should care about being able to show how their funding has a direct impact on those who receive it during a Budget Oversight Hearing on the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, the organization former Councilman Harry Thomas is accused of funneling money through, on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. After realizing that the panel of executive witnesses did not have specific information on the direct impact of their grants, Councilman Graham recessed their panel, asking that they come back in a week with more specifics. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham expects a "very long list" of stakeholders to testify in favor of the trust's mission and programs at his budget session Monday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham expects a "very long list" of stakeholders to testify in favor of the trust's mission and programs at his budget session Monday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilman Jim Graham join others for the ribbon-cutting at the newly renovated Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 9, 2012. The theater, which originally opened in 1910, was one of the first places African-Americans could see live musical acts. The club promises to offer live acts again, this time with a full-scale kitchen and bar as well. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, listens to testimony Thursday on the mayor's proposal to extend night-life hours. Mr. Graham opposes the one-hour extension. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier hugs D.C. Council member Jim Graham of Ward 1 at the end of a press conference Monday to announce an arrest in the March 11 shooting at the International House of Pancakes in Mr. Graham's ward. The case is being investigated as a possible anti-gay hate crime. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)