About Utah Justice Coalition

Our Mission

Our core mission is to reduce incarceration and recidivism. We have identified 6 key areas of reform that we focus on moving forward to support our mission:

  1. Working to reform mandatory minimum sentences
  2. Ending over-criminalization by reevaluating and updating outdated felony and high-level misdemeanor crimes
  3. Promoting rehabilitation over incarceration
  4. Promoting proper funding of indigent defense
  5. Promoting statewide changes to governmental immunities
  6. Creating a project within our own organization to help former inmates reintegrate back into society by:
    • Providing services to help update resumes, teach successful interview skills, and finding willing employers
    • Creating a network of businesses and employers willing to participate in creating positive changes with our coalition
    • Finding mentors for people to keep them accountable and on track

 Our Vision

The criminal justice system in Utah, like much of the nation, has many issues that need to be fixed. Our vision is for Utah to embrace a criminal justice system in the future that truly promotes justice while also protecting the liberties of the citizens of this state.