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

Oversight Requirements & progress

The JJOC is tasked with assisting in training development.

1. Assistance

Assist in the development of training for juvenile justice stakeholders, including educators, law enforcement officers, probation staff, judges, Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff, Division of Child and Family Services staff, and program providers; (HB 239 lines 2213 - 2216).

Training should include instruction on evidence-based programs and principles of juvenile justice, such as risk, needs, responsivity, and fidelity, and shall be supplemented by the following topics:

(a) adolescent development;

(b) identifying and using local behavioral health resources;

(c) implicit bias;

(d) cultural competency;

(e) graduated responses;

(f) Utah juvenile justice system data and outcomes; and

(g) gangs.


Progress Summary

The JJOC Training Working Group developed a training rubric in FY 2018.

Tactical Plans

  • Survey stakeholders in training availability and resources. A survey was sent out to stakeholders during the summer of 2021. See summary of responses here.
  • Share training resources
  • Discuss monitoring and oversight of training