The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) serves as the designated State Advisory Group for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA, 34 U.S.C. § 11101) through the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. UBJJ establishes and maintains a comprehensive plan for Utah’s compliance with the four core protections of the JJDPA, thus making Utah eligible for federal grants. UBJJ then subgrants federal funding statewide in a variety of program areas including delinquency prevention, positive youth development, juvenile justice system improvement, and juvenile record expungement services.
UBJJ partners with a variety of state agencies including Juvenile Justice Services, Juvenile Court, Department of Child and Family Services, Utah State Board of Education, Division of Indian Affairs, and the Division of Multicultural Affairs, as well as numerous community groups and stakeholders. UBJJ also collaborates with the Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee (JJOC) on implementation of juvenile justice reform efforts and the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Committee (RED) on reducing racial and ethnic disparities at all points of contact in the juvenile justice system.
Utah’s Three-Year Strategic Plan addresses the gaps in services and other areas of need. The Plan sets priority areas to provide funding and a roadmap for UBJJ's initiatives.
Juvenile Record Expungement
Rather than punish kids for youthful mistakes, one of the core principles of the juvenile justice system is rehabilitation. Part of the success of rehabilitating youth is allowing them to put their past behind them and strive towards success without the stigma associated with their adjudications.
School Administrator and School Resource Officer Training
This training focuses on defining the roles of school administrators and school resource officers (SROs) and distinguishing between disciplinary misconduct to be handled by school officials and delinquent offenses to be addressed by SROs. Training sessions are currently provided by iCHAMPS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit iCHAMPS website below for more information.
MEET THE BOARD
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Anna Thomas, chair
Dr. David Parker
Judge Susan Eisenman
Chief Blair Barfus
Dr. Matthew Davies
Representative Susan Pulsipher