CCJJ, and the divisions housed within our commission, all have distinct missions which are unique from the state's criminal justice agencies. CCJJ is the only policy coordination body for Utah’s criminal justice stakeholders and the primary granting agency for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other state funded criminal justice grants. Additionally, CCJJ is a leader in the field of criminal justice in Utah and serves as the only agency that provides indigent defense and crime victims services at the state level. As a commission dedicated to evidence-based practices, CCJJ engages in research and data collection in partnership with our criminal justice stakeholders across the state in an effort to coordinate and sustain sound criminal justice practices, policies, and laws in Utah.
The CCJJ Umbrella
Our division leaders work together to ensure Utah has a strong and effective criminal & juvenile justice system. Our separate Divisions & Offices include:
- Sentencing Commission
- Board of Juvenile Justice
- Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Committee
- Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council & more..