Public hearings for criminal justice policy review announced

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will hold public hearings throughout the state. The hearings allow interested parties to share ideas for criminal justice policy changes that should be considered by the Commission as a follow-up to Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s charge for reform, given during his 2014 State of the State address.

“I have asked for a full review of our current system to develop a plan to reduce recidivism, maximize offenders’ success in becoming law-abiding citizens, and provide judges with the tools they need to accomplish these goals,” Gov. Herbert said. “The prison gates through which people re-enter society must be a permanent exit, and not just a revolving door.”

Hearings will be held on the following dates:

  • March 27, 2- 4 p.m., St. George, Washington County Council Chambers, 197 East Tabernacle Street
  • April 3, 2-4 p.m., Salt Lake City, Senate Building, Copper Room, 350 North State Street
  • April 4, 1-3 p.m., Logan, Cache County Council Chambers, 199 North Main Street

Information about the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice can be found online at: