Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods/Addressing Domestic Violence to Avert New Criminal Efforts (PSN/Project ADVANCE)

Study Dates: 2013-2015 Study Description: Project ADVANCE (Addressing Domestic Violence to Avert New Criminal Efforts seeks to address the rate of firearm-related domestic violence incidents by removing guns from domestic violence offenders through a combination of training and outreach efforts.  Interim Report – February 2014 Year Two Report – January 2015 Final Report – September 2015

Evaluation of the LSI-R as a Risk Assessment Tool in Utah

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description: This report is divided into two major sections. Section one describes the need for accurate, valid risk and needs assessments, and provides a literature review of the most well-known, validated and commonly used instruments as well as a review of tools that are relatively new but show promise. The second section was…
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Outcome Evaluation of Salt Lake County’s Felony Drug Court Program

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description: The purpose of this study was to provide a current outcome evaluation of the Salt Lake County Felony Drug Court (FDC) program. FDC participants who exited in the years 2009-2011 were selected in order to allow for a sufficient post-exit follow-up period (approximately two years) for the majority of the cohort. Because…
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Salt Lake County Evidence-Based Program Evaluations (CPCs)

Study Dates: 2013 – 2015 Study Description: Seven Salt Lake County criminal justice programs have been evaluated using the Correctional Program Checklist (CPC).  These evaluations are being used to determine if select programs adhere to evidence-based principles and improvement areas of focus.  This project also allows for UCJC the opportunity to provide technical assistance to the larger…
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Criminal Justice Services (CJS) Stakeholder Survey

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description: At the request of the Salt Lake County Division of Criminal Justice Services (CJS), a survey was conducted with criminal justice professionals regarding their experiences and satisfaction with CJS services to meet CJS 2013 performance measures. Internal Report Issued    

Independent Audit of the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission’s (JPEC) Judicial Evaluation Process

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description: UCJC was asked to provide an independent, third-party audit of the judicial performance evaluation process for the surveys that will be conducted with attorneys during the summer of 2013, and a limited, retrospective evaluation of the on-going process with jurors and court staff. Internal Report Issued

Comprehensive Gang Model Project

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description:  The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) contracted with UCJC to gather and analyze quality assurance and improvement data from two gang intervention programs it funds (Provo Gang Project & CROSS). Internal Report Issued

Evaluation of Truancy Reduction Efforts in Utah

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description: According to the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts, 2,465 truancy-related offenses were referred to the Utah Juvenile Court in FY 2013, accounting for 6% of all delinquency offenses. Nearly half (44%) of these offenses were for habitual truancy and another 45% were for curfew/truancy offenses. This study reports on the current truancy reduction…
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Minors in the Utah Adult Criminal Justice System: Retrospective Characteristic Study

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description:  This retrospective study examines the characteristics (e.g., criminal history, gender, race, and recidivism) of juvenile offenders that enter the adult criminal justice system through either the Serious Youth Offender (SYO) or Certified Youth to the Adult System (CYAS). The purpose of this study is twofold: 1) to identify and examine any unique…
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Pretrial Release Risk Study, Validation, & Scoring: Final Report

Study Dates: 2013 Study Description: The objective of this study was to validate the Pretrial Risk Instrument (PRI) being piloted by Salt Lake County to determine which items are significantly related to pretrial risk (as measured by FTA and recidivism). The study measures construct validity, whether the tool measures the concept it was intended to measure, new…
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