About Van Nguyen

Director, Juvenile Justice Policy & Research

Van Nguyen is the Director of Juvenile Justice Policy and Research at the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ). Her primary role is leading the Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee in overseeing the implementation of the juvenile reform efforts and for gathering and analyzing data that measures the impact of the policy changes at the state level.

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.