A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Fellow Stakeholders,

Looking back at 2023, I am proud to share we here at the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice have made great advancements in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice policies, services for victims of crime, data connections, innovative geospatial research, and ongoing statewide disbursement of federal and state grant funding for programming that is critical to supporting our justice system.

We recognize the importance of continuing collaborative efforts across the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government while elevating voices and perspectives of our community and system partners that work directly with individuals impacted by our criminal and juvenile justice system. As such, in 2023 we have created and began implementing our 2024-2027 Strategic Plan where we focus on goals and objectives that can help us achieve our mission and vision.

Moving into 2024, we are excited and committed to furthering the necessary work. I invite you to interact with this page to learn more about our 2023 highlights and the accomplishments of each division here at CCJJ.

Best Regards,

Tom Ross

$8.17 million
awarded statewide

$2.5 million invested in adult criminal justice

$5.5 million invested in both adult and children

Federal and State Grant Funding

Served the following areas

Treatment & Reentry

$774 K

Crime Prevention & Diversion

$1.1 M

Crime Victims & Research Data

$1.4 M

Law Enforcement & Corrections

$4.7 M

Appointed nine judges in Fiscal Year 2023

Judicial nominating commissions help select candidates for judicial vacancies. There is a nominating commission for each judicial district, including the appellate courts. CCJJ staffs and manages the work of these independent commissions.


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Criminal Justice

This annual update of criminal justice policies builds on reports from previous years, with an emphasis on presenting data consistent with the original goals of the reforms.

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Juvenile Justice

This seventh annual report provides an update on juvenile justice policies that were passed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and subsequent years.

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Sentencing Commission

The latest Sentencing Commission annual report highlight updates made to the 2023 sentencing guidelines, collateral consequences, and master offense list.

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DUI in Utah

The 21st Annual DUI Report to the Utah Legislature was prepared in accordance with §41-6a-511 . The statute requires CCJJ  to prepare an annual report of DUI related data.

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Spatial Analysis

This study explored how juvenile court referrals are spatially distributed across Salt Lake County and examined related neighborhood risks .

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Legislative Session

This 2023 Summary Report provides information on legislative positions that CCJJ, Sentencing Commission, USAAV+, and UBJJ took during the 2023 General Session.
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RED Data

The Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) Collaborative is a branch of the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice that was created to help address the fourth core protection of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

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Explore more with our new webpages!

Coming soon
in 2024...

HB 403 Criminal Justice Database


Connecting multiple state and local agencies criminal justice data.


User friendly back end input of data to front end synthesis of information.

one stop

Data Portal accessible to interested stakeholders and the public.

Utah's Address Confidentiality Program

New program

For survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and stalking.

no cost

Safe at Home is a statewide address confidentiality program that forwards mail at no cost to program participants.


An alternate address that local and state government agencies are legally required to accept as your true address.

Small but mighty

Our office works diligently to fulfill our statutory requirements and to meet our mission and vision. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by clicking the "Meet our Team" button or through our give feedback button.