Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Implementing effective and efficient methods of reducing recidivism and promoting crime prevention through collaboration and coordination.
A Dynamic, Comprehensive, Data-Enhanced Criminal and Social Justice System that Maximizes Public Safety, Accountability, and Individual Success.
Who is CJAC:
CJAC is comprised of the key stakeholders in Salt Lake County’s criminal and social justice system. It involves law enforcement, prosecutors, defense counsel, corrections, courts, human services, and elected officials at the city, county and state level.
What Does CJAC Do:
Through data collection, research, and dialogue among its’ strategic partners CJAC makes policy and programming recommendations and provides vital information to County leaders.
2009 – 2011 Operational Plan:
In the fall of 2009 CJAC recommended to the Mayor and County Council a comprehensive plan of action that includes the following:
- Opening of the Oxbow Jail as a Therapeutic Community (i.e., focusing on providing substance treatment to jailed inmates)
- New residential treatment beds in the community for Substance Abusing and Mentally Ill offenders.
- Expansion of the Homeless Assistance Rental Program (HARP) to provide housing opportunities for criminal-justice involved individuals to promote successful, crime-free living in the community.
- Development of a Receiving Center; a place to divert non-violent mentally ill and substance abusing individuals that come into contact with law enforcement into services in lieu of the criminal justice system.
- And more….