Commission to present governor with recommendations to protect public safety, control prison growth

The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) will present Gov. Gary R. Herbert with recommendations to change Utah’s criminal justice policy in an effort to reduce recidivism, make streets safer and save taxpayers millions of dollars.

The governor, along with leaders from all branches of government, charged CCJJ with examining sentencing and corrections policies and developing suggestions to reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable and contain correction costs. PEW Charitable Trusts derived the recommendations from a data-driven, research-based process that will provide state officials with clear priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Lt. Gov. Cox
CCJJ Executive Director Ron Gordon
Attorney General Sean Reyes
Rep. Eric Hutchings
Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant
Pew Charitable Trust
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Gold Room, Utah State Capitol
350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City UT 84114