HB 239 - Juvenile Justice Amendments

Juvenile Justice Implementation Oversight Committee (JJOC)

About HB239 and Our Purpose

House Bill 239 promotes public safety, holds juvenile offenders accountable, and controls costs. The legislation seeks to improve Utah’s juvenile justice system by expanding and strengthening early intervention and diversion programs.

Additionally, HB239 provides standardizing responses to reduce disparities based on race, ethnicity and geography, and reserving system resources for youths who pose the highest risk to public safety.

About HB239

Juvenile Justice Reforms and Modifications Materials

The following materials contain critical implementation information relevant to Juvenile Justice Reforms and its modifications:

Service Catalog Options by Judicial District:

Each Judicial District has a one page itemized juvenile justice service continuum with relevant contact information for each agency.

Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee Members

Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee (JJOC) is a designated entity under the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to oversee the implementation of HB239.  The membership includes representation from the three branches of governments and from relevant stakeholder groups across all parts of the juvenile justice system, including county representation.

JJOC Membership List

JJOC Meeting Summaries

Additional Resources

Archived Information

The following materials were reviewed and used by the Juvenile Justice Working Group (JJWG) prior to HB239 and are the foundation for HB239.

Archived 2017 HB239 Annual Report and Related Documents


Two Utah Lawmakes Honored for Their work in Changing Juvenile Justice Laws
October 27, 2017, Salt Lake Tribune

New Law to Reduce Youth Detention Population Focus of Public Hearing
July 1, 2017, St. George News

Contact Information

HB239 Oversight Committee
Cuong Nguyen, Juvenile Justice Specialist
Utah State Capitol Complex
Senate Building, Suite E330
PO Box 2330
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330
Office: 801-538-1739
Fax: 801-538-1024