Public hearing for Utah criminal justice policy review to be held in Moab April 28
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The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will hold a public hearing in Moab on Monday, April 28 to allow local residents to share ideas for criminal justice policy changes that should be considered by the commission. The hearing, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grand County Council Chambers, 125 E. Center St., is part of a statewide follow-up to Gov. Gary Herbert’s call for reform, given during his 2014 State of the State address, according to a news release.

“I have asked for a full review of our current system to develop a plan to reduce recidivism, maximize offenders’ success in becoming law-abiding citizens, and provide judges with the tools they need to accomplish these goals,” Gov. Herbert said. “The prison gates through which people re-enter society must be a permanent exit, and not just a revolving door.’’

The commission held public hearings earlier this month in the Salt Lake City and Logan areas. Additional hearings will also be held May 5 in Vernal and May 6 in Manti.

Information about the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice can be found online at: http://www.justice.utah.gov/.

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