As seen through the passing of comprehensive Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reforms, CCJJ continues to be at the forefront of advancing criminal and juvenile justice policies in the state of Utah. While these bills successfully passed, the implementation and monitoring work to the criminal and juvenile justice system continues. As such, CCJJ along with the governing commissions and boards continue to work with the governor, legislatures, justice stakeholders, and the general public on issues such as providing expungement opportunities on the criminal and juvenile level, examining racial and ethnic disparities at all points of system contact, and developing a school resource officer and school administrator curriculum to prevent the school to prison pipeline.
From Research to Policy - A Visual Example
In the Figure below we show how research drives policy formations within CCJJ and how our agency acts like the coordinating body for Utah’s criminal and juvenile justice justice agencies. The Figure begins with outlining the source of the original information request and the process of using data and analysis to form new policy initiatives, supported by a diverse and inclusive set of stakeholders. The process ends with an emphasis on fidelity monitoring and its specific requirements.