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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Utah was considered an optional P.L. 280 state, where the state’s jurisdiction may be conferred upon tribal consent, but none have consented. The state may have concurrent jurisdiction per the Paiute Restoration Act and other federal laws. See UT ST 9-9-201 to 213 and Utah Division of Indian Affairs.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017


Website: DMC Data
Author: Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
Tracks RRIs 2008–2016
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed

DMC assessment

Report: Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC): Arrest/Referral Assessment
Author: Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
Year: 2012

DMC assessment Geography: Local

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Descriptive statistics

The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice completed an assessment in 2012 for several local jurisdictions. Data was assessed from 2010 to 2011 for all minority youth. Decision points assessed included arrest and referral. Research methods included interviews and descriptive statistics.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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About this project

Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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