jjoc Transparency Site

2017 General Session House Bill (HB) 239 legislatively requires the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) to oversee implementation and evaluation of juvenile justice policies (please see line 2152 to 2314 of HB 239 for details). CCJJ fulfills this charge through the efforts of stakeholders from all three branches of government who participate in the Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee (JJOC). This site groups the JJOC’s responsibilities into 9 categories and documents the progress of the committee in these areas.

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1. Data & Analysis

Strategic Goal: Data-driven policy implementation.
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2. DRAT

Strategic Goal: Fidelity implementation of a tool that reliably assesses youths’ risk to (a) reoffend between the time a referral to the Juvenile Court is made and a court hearing process, (b) fail to appear at a court hearing.
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3. Evidence Based Approaches

Strategic Goal: Evidence based programs and practices are available and implemented with quality and fidelity through each point of the justice system.

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4. Fines, Fees & Restitution

Strategic Goal: Fines, fees, and restitution support long term success of youths, families, victims, and communities.

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5. Performance Based Contracts

Strategic Goal: Contracted providers deliver evidence based services tailored to a juvenile justice population with a high degree of quality and fidelity to the model so that their efforts effectively reduce likelihood youth will reoffend.

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6. Reinvestment

Strategic Goal: Utah will allocate resources toward evidence based approaches in its juvenile justice system with a focus on front end services.

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7. Training

Strategic Goal: Juvenile justice stakeholders will understand the foundation and application of effective juvenile justice programs and practiced supported by Utah policies.

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8. System Improvements

Strategic Goal: Juvenile justice system shows progress toward reaching reduced recidivism.

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9. System Structure

Strategic Goal: Ensure efficient allocation of roles, responsibilities, and resources with respect to maximizing outcomes.