In 2014, Utah legislative leaders and other state officials charged the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) to study the state’s sentencing and corrections data. The Legislature adopted policy reforms in 2015 based upon recommendations by the CCJJ that prioritizes prison space for serious and violent offenders, improves probation and parole supervision and provides resources to local supervision agencies. More than $13 million is being invested in improving and expanding offender programs, including drug and mental health treatment. The CCJJ is overseeing implementation of the laws.
HB 348 (2015)
SB 1003 (2015 1st special session)
SB 2 (2015)
SB 3 (2015)
HB 2 (2016)
HB 3004 (2016)
Summaries of legislation can be found in NCSL’s Sentencing and Corrections Enactment Database.
Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.