NCJFCJ in the State of Utah
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance in 2022.
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Utah’s children, families, and survivors in our communities in 2022.
Judicial and Associate Members in Utah.
The Salt Lake City NCJFCJ Mentor Child Abuse and Neglect Model Court is recognized for its efforts to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children, juvenile offenders, and their families.
Utah judicial system professionals participated in the Zero to Three Trauma Assessment in Salt Lake City. The assessment examined current court practices through hearing observations, focus groups, and an environmental scan in order to make recommendations regarding how the court can become more trauma-informed.
A Utah judicial professional participated in Courts in the Era of #WeToo: How Judges and Court Managers Can Cooperate to Address Gender-Based Harassment and Abuse, a new training curriculum for courts on addressing workplace harassment. This new curriculum focuses on responding to harassment in the judicial environment while centering the safety, respect, and dignity of people who work in — or who are regularly engaged with — the court.
The NCJFCJ provided training to Utah judges and other court personnel as part of the Juvenile Judges’ Spring 2022 conference in Salt Lake City. The training included a presentation of trend data from NCJJ/NCJFCJ’s National Juvenile Court Data Archive of which Utah data has been a part for many years.
Judges and justice system professionals from Utah received specialized child welfare, domestic violence, and juvenile justice training on current and cutting-edge topics and research during the NCJFCJ’s Annual Conference and National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Utah judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ’s Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI). The institute delivers exemplary instruction on the knowledge and skills necessary to preside over effective child abuse and neglect court processes and to improve outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system.
The state of Utah contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This national project of the NCJFCJ provides detailed and accurate information on the activities of the nation’s juvenile courts to juvenile justice professionals, policy makers, researchers, and the public.
Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck of Logan is an NCJFCJ Board Director.
Judge Sharon P. McCully (Ret.) of Salt Lake City is an NCJFCJ Past President.