Data & Analysis

Strategic Goal: Data-driven policy implementation

Oversight Requirements & Progress

The JJOC is tasked with tracking juvenile justice reforms and evaluating data collection. Utah legislative requirements for the JJOC are listed below along with a summary of the progress through FY 2020 and tactical plans.
 

1. Measure System Performance

Oversee the development of performance measures to track juvenile justice reforms, and ensure early and ongoing stakeholder engagement in identifying the relevant performance measures (HB 239 lines 2160 - 2162).
Progress
100%

Progress Summary

A JJOC subcommittee, the Data Working Group, has been delegated the task of developing performance measures. The work of this group supported the completion of the FY 2020 Juvenile Justice Policies Annual Report. The group has continued their collaborative efforts to further develop these measures in FY 2019, as will be demonstrated in the upcoming Annual Report.

Tactical Plan

The Data Working Group will continue to meet regularly to evaluate the usefulness of current performance measures and the possibility of including further measures in reports.

2. Annual Report

Annually issue and make public a report to the governor, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives, and chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court on the progress of the reforms and any additional areas in need of review (HB 239 lines 2225 - 2227).
Progress
100%

Progress Summary

A report was publicly available report was made to the governor, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives, and chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court on the progress of the reforms and any additional areas in need of review in FY 2020. The Data Working Group’s efforts in FY 2020 will support the production of a similar report for subsequent years.

Tactical Plan

The Data Working Group will continue to meet regularly to evaluate the usefulness of current performance measures and the possibility of including further measures in reports.

3. Expansion of Reporting

Ensure that data reporting is expanded and routinely review data in additional areas, including:

a. Referral and disposition data by judicial district;

b. Data on the length of time minors spend in the juvenile justice system, including the total time spent under court jurisdiction, on community supervision, and in each out-of-home placement;

c. Recidivism data for diversion types pursuant to Section 78A-6-602 and disposition types pursuant to Section 78A-6-117, including tracking minors into the adult corrections system;

d. Change in aggregate risk levels from the time minors receive services, are under supervision, and are in out-of-home placement; and

e. Dosage of programming (HB 239 lines 2191 - 2202).

Progress
50%

Progress Summary

  1. Referral and disposition data are tracked in Utah by the Court and Agencies’ Record Exchange (CARE) system. The FY 2020 Juvenile Justice Policies Annual Report includes quarterly information over FY 2015 to FY 2020 by judicial district for referrals, nonjudicial adjustments, and petitions.

  2. Length of time was reported for Locked Detention over FY 2018. The FY 2019 and 2020 Juvenile Justice Policies Annual Report included data on time to complete for nonjudicial adjustments and Probation.

  3. This item has not been addressed yet.

  4. Change in dynamic risk level are regularly evaluated by the Division of Juvenile Justice System Custody Programs and the Juvenile Court is currently developing approaches to track and evaluate this similarly. 

  5. Dosage of programming data are currently challenging to collect from CARE.

Tactical Plan

4. Data System and Contract Reporting Evaluation

Evaluate currently collected data elements throughout the juvenile justice system and contract reporting requirements to streamline reporting, reduce redundancies, eliminate inefficiencies, and ensure a focus on recidivism reduction (HB 239 lines 2163 - 2165).
Progress
10%

Progress Summary

Tactical Plan