criminal JUSTICE REFORM IN UTAH
The criminal justice reforms that Utah passed in 2015 through H.B. 348 were the result of an extensive planning and analysis process bringing together stakeholders across the system in 2014, in consultation with the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Safety Performance Project and other partners through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). The report that this group produced included many recommendations that formed the basis for the reforms passed the following year, which became House Bill 348, Criminal Justice Reform in Utah.
2021 JRI Annual Report
This annual update of the JRI reforms builds on reports from previous years, with an emphasis on presenting data consistent with the original goals of the reforms, while also providing new information through the lens of current events.