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About Van Nguyen

Director, Juvenile Justice Policy & Research

vlnguyen@utah.gov

Van Nguyen is the Director of Juvenile Justice Policy and Research. She is a part of the Juvenile Justice team within CCJJ and provides research and data support to the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice, Racial and Ethnic Disparities Collaborative, and the Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. 

Van immigrated from Vietnam to Salt Lake City with her family when she was four years old. A loyal student to the University of Utah, she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology, Masters and Doctorate in Social Work. 

Van’s love for research has no bounds. She loves researching new and different restaurants to eat at when off the clock. She is a huge foodie and boba fan.