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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

3rd District Juvenile Court Philosophy

Probation officers make recommendations based on the Utah Juvenile Sentencing Guidelines.

  • Introduction - PDF
  • Sentencing guideline matrix - PDF
  • Aggravating and mitigating factors - PDF

Accountability - Youth will be held accountable to the victims and to the community for crimes committed. The Judge has many dispositional alternatives that address accountability including but not limited to fines, community service hours, restitution to victims and detention time.

Community Protection - The community has the right to safety. If necessary to insure community safety, a Judge may remove a youth from the community.

Competency Development - Juvenile offenders should leave the juvenile justice system more competent and capable of making pro-social decisions than when they entered. Each juvenile offender is assessed for their risk level to re-offend. For juveniles deemed to be a medium or high risk to re-offend, an individual correctional plan will be developed and tailored to their specific needs to insure the proper competency development.

Restorative Justice

The 3rd District Juvenile Court follows the Balanced and Restorative Approach, which emphasizes three equally important principles when making decisions regarding juveniles.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

Page Last Modified: 3/14/2018
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