CCJJ Outcomes

Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

Commission Leadership:

Robert Yeates, Executive Director
Christine Mitchell, Research Director

Mission Statement:

The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice's purpose is to promote broad philosophical agreement concerning the objectives of Utah's justice and substance abuse systems, and to provide a mechanism for coordinating the functions of the various branches and levels of government concerned with the administration of justice, addressing the needs of victims, coordinating substance abuse issues, and facilitating prevention and treatment services where appropriate.

Performance Reports

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  • Crime Victim's Reparations Fund
  • Victim Benefits
  • Drug Task Force
  • Expand all reports on one (1)

More Department Performance:

Emerging Issues and Strategies for CCJJ
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Crime Victim's Reparation Fund

Data Source: CCJJ

Why this is important:

Utah established the Crime Victims Reparations Fund (CVR) to help victims of violent crime. Financial assistance is provided by this program to help victims recover and rebuild their lives. No tax dollars are used for the compensation program which is funded through surcharges on criminal fines, penalties, and forfeitures.

What we're doing about it:

This graph shows that the program has been effective in its victim outreach efforts and is providing assistance to a large number of Utah 's citizens who have been the victims of violent crime.

Victim Benefits

Data Source: CCJJ

Why this is important:

This graph shows that the program has been effective in providing financial assistance to victims of violent crime which is designed to help them recover and rebuild their lives.

 

Drug Task Force

Data Source: CCJJ

Why this is important:

CCJJ manages grant funds which have been provided to local law enforcement agencies to create cooperative interagency drug and gang task forces designed to suppress illicit drug use and trafficking. These task forces have been very effective in arresting individuals involved in the drug trade.

What we're doing about it:

This graph shows the annual number of arrests made by these task forces since FY'97. Arresting drug offenders can help control property and violent crime.