On July 1, 2004, the Division of Youth Corrections became the Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS). This change more accurately describes the breadth of services the Division provides. JJS staff work with youth to divert them from entering the juvenile justice system through Youth Services programs; with serious youthful offenders who have been court ordered to secure confinement; and with a variety of youth who fall between these two categories.
The Division's responsibilities have grown substantially over the years. Since its creation in 1981, JJS has added Detention, Receiving Centers, Day-Night Reporting Centers, Multi-use Facilities and Youth Services.
This website provides information about Juvenile Justice Services programs, facilities and contact information. We hope you find it informative and useful. For detailed information regarding services, programs, data and budget please access our JJS Annual Reports by clicking here. If you have additional questions or comments about this website, please click here.
Youth Parole Authority
The Youth Parole Authority is a citizen board responsible for determining length of stay of an adjudicated youth in secure care.
An article on the effects of exercise for youth.
The State of Juvenile Justice in Utah
How Does Utah Treat Delinquent Youth?
How is Utah a National Model?
What are Utah's Challenges?
What are Utah's Opportunities to Ensure Youth Continue to Get the Help They Need?
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Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2012
This yearís edition of the Division's Annual Report includes several new sections that support the Divisionís increased emphasis on Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement.
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