Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) - Administration

Address: 195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-4330
Fax: 801-538-4334
Service Categories:
Eligibility: JJS serves 2 types of youth offenders - Delinquent Youth, ages 10 to 18, who commit misdemeanor or felony acts. Status Offenders
Services Provided: 1. Youth Services - Diverts youth from the juvenile justice system. It provides immediate intervention by engaging and motivating youth and families to access resources and resolve conflict.
2. Receiving Centers - Provide a location for local law enforcement to take youth after arrest for status offenses or delinquent acts that do not meet the Detention Admission Guidelines. Receiving Center staff work to find parents/guardians, evaluate the youth's immediate needs for care, and refer them for services.
3. Detention - Secure detention provides short-term locked confinement for delinquent youth awaiting adjudication, placement, or serving a sentence as ordered by a Juvenile Court Judge. Delinquent youth can be confined at home as an alternative to Locked Detention if they are not a danger to themselves or the community and a Juvenile Court Judge orders them to Home Detention.
4. Observation and Assessment (O & A) - Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning. Youths receive extensive psychological, behavioral, social, educational, and physical assessments to identify their needs for services.
5. Secure Facilities - Long-term locked confinement facilities for serious and habitual delinquent youths.
6. Work Camps - Work camps are non-secure residential placements that require delinquent youth to do physical labor.
7. Diversion Services - Provide day treatment services for youth in JJS custody in non-secure community programs.
8. Community Programs - Non-secure residential and non-residential programs for delinquent youth. Utah private providers who contract with JJS to provide services offer most of these programs.
9. Case Management/Parole - Provided to all delinquent youth placed in community placements, Observation and Assessment, and secure facilities. Case Management services continue after youth are released from a secure facility.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 2/26/2014