The Sentencing Commission promotes evidence-based sentencing policies that effectively address the three separate goals of criminal sentencing: Risk Management, Risk Reduction & Restitution.

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The Utah State Legislature established the Utah Sentencing Commission in 1993. The Commission has the statutory responsibility to advise the Legislature, the Governor, and the Judicial Council regarding sentencing and release policy for adults and juveniles who have committed crimes. The Commission is also responsible to develop sentencing guidelines for adults and juveniles who have been convicted or adjudicated. 

Master Offense List

Commission Members

Adult Sentencing Guidelines

The 2023 Sentencing & Release Guidelines are effective April 1st, and determine the presumptive sentence for offenses committed on or after the effective date. The Guidelines remain in effect until the next publication. An individual’s guideline calculations will be based on the version of the sentencing guidelines that govern on the date the individual was sentenced.

Prior to that date, we are inviting public comment
for a minimum of 30 days, ending January 30, 2023. Please send any comments or feedback to
sentencingcommission@utah.gov.


2023 Guidelines Cover LetterAdult Sentencing Guidelines

Juvenile Disposition Guidelines

These Juvenile Disposition Guidelines are a cooperative venture. The effort is to provide a mechanism for communication and improvement of key policy rather than to dictate practice by statute or rule. For the Juvenile Disposition Guidelines to function well, several policies are important. 



Juvenile Disposition Guidelines

2022 Master Offense List Report

The 2022 Master Offense List Report provides details regarding the Master Offense List and the 2022 Legislative Session's decisions on adding, redacting and enhancing offenses.


2022 Master Offense List Report

2022 Collateral Consequences Guide

This guide was created in response to 2021’s Senate Bill 215, which directed the Utah Sentencing Commission to create a guide that “identif[ies] any provision of state law, including the Utah Constitution, and any administrative rule that imposes a collateral consequence.”


2022 Collateral Consequences Guide

MEET THE TEAM

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Daniel Strong

Director

drstrong@utah.gov

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Danica Bodley

Administrative Assistant

danicabodley@utah.gov