Utah Sentencing Commission
The Utah State Legislature established the Utah Sentencing Commission in 1993. The Commission has the statutory responsibility to advise the Legislature, the Governor, and the Judicial Council regarding sentencing and release policy for adult and juvenile offenders. The Commission is also responsible to develop sentencing guidelines for adult and juvenile offenders.
The Utah Sentencing Commission:
- Publishes Guidelines
- Advises all three branches of government on sentencing policy
- Conducts research
- Reviews and makes recommendations on legislation
- Tracks legislative changes to sentencing statutes
- Tracks judicial decisions related to sentencing issues
- Assists the legislature in the review and study of sentencing issues
- Conducts training and education throughout the state
- Responds to public comment and inquiries
The Commission promotes sentencing polices that: punish the offender, protect and compensate the victim and society, and reduce the likelihood of future crimes by the offender through the use of appropriate and effective rehabilitation or incapacitation.
Access printable electronic versions of Forms 1 through 5 of The Adult Sentencing and Release Guidelines Forms 1 through 5.
2012 Sentencing Guideline Changes
- - Instructions regarding convictions and supervision
- - Definitions of "Secure Placement" and "Dangerous Weapons"
- - Categorization of new felony offenses
Starting Tuesday, September 6, 2011, our agency hours will be 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
State Capitol Complex
Senate Building Suite 330
PO Box 142330
SLC UT 84114-2330