Juvenile justice reform policies in 2017 included criteria for offering youths nonjudicial adjustments (NJA). The policy aims to ensure that youths who engage in lower-level delinquency and are low risk to reoffend are offered an NJA. Click below to learn more about Utah's diversion process and the latest research.
2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
CCJJ serves as the hub for criminal and juvenile justice issues for the State of Utah while acting as a coordinating body for policy development. To facilitate this, we work closely with many stakeholders, legislative committees and task forces throughout interim and during the general session. Below is the annual review for the 2021 legislative session.
A FOCUS ON EQUITY
Disparities in the juvenile justice system are a function of more far-reaching societal disparities extending to the socioecological environment minority youth uniquely face. This disparity in juvenile justice can only be comprehensively addressed if also addressed in other systems of care for youth and their community at large. The following policy toolkits, in conjunction with the full report, serves as a guiding tool to guide meaningful policy discussions on innovative interventions within the stakeholder’s jurisdiction and to foster collaborations across agencies to develop a robust continuum of care for youth in Utah.