Part 1 Division of Juvenile Justice Services – Functions and Duties 62A-7-101 – 62A-7-111.5
Part 2 Detention Facilities 62A-7-201 – 62A-7-203
Part 4 Secure Facilities 62A-7-401.5 – 62A-7-404
Part 5 Youth Parole Authority 62A-7-501 – 62A-7-507
Part 6 Prevention and Early Intervention 62A-7-601
Part 7 Community-Based Programs 62A-7-701 – 62A-7-702

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 62A > Chapter 7

  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Armed forces: means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Authority: means the Youth Parole Authority, established in accordance with Section 62A-7-501. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • board: means the Interpreters Certification Board created in Section 35A-13-603. See Utah Code 35A-13-602
  • Board: means the Board of Juvenile Justice Services established in accordance with Section 62A-1-105. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Certified interpreter: means an individual who is certified as meeting the certification requirements of this part. See Utah Code 35A-13-602
  • Community-based program: means a nonsecure residential or nonresidential program designated to supervise and rehabilitate youth offenders in accordance with Subsection 78A-6-117(2) that prioritizes the least restrictive nonresidential setting, consistent with public safety, and designated or operated by or under contract with the division. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Concurrence of the board: means agreement by a majority of the members of a board. See Utah Code 62A-1-104
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control: means the authority to detain, restrict, and supervise a youth in a manner consistent with public safety and the well being of the youth and division employees. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Court: means the juvenile court. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Delinquent act: is a n act which would constitute a felony or a misdemeanor if committed by an adult. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Department: means the Department of Human Services established in Section 62A-1-102. See Utah Code 62A-1-104
  • Department: means the Department of Workforce Services created in Section 35A-1-103. See Utah Code 35A-1-102
  • Detention: means secure detention or home detention. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Detention center: means a facility established in accordance with Title 62A, Chapter 7, Part 2, Detention Facilities. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Director: means the director of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Director: means the director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. See Utah Code 35A-13-102
  • Discharge: means a written order of the Youth Parole Authority that removes a youth offender from its jurisdiction. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Division: means the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the department, appointed under Section 62A-1-108. See Utah Code 62A-1-104
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Home detention: means predispositional placement of a child in the child's home or a surrogate home with the consent of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian for conduct by a child who is alleged to have committed a delinquent act or postdispositional placement pursuant to Subsection 78A-6-117(2)(f) or 78A-6-1101(3). See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Interpreter services: means services that facilitate effective communication between a hearing individual and an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing through American Sign Language or a language system or code that is modeled after American Sign Language, in whole or in part, or is in any way derived from American Sign Language. See Utah Code 35A-13-602
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Parole: means a conditional release of a youth offender from residency in a secure facility to live outside that facility under the supervision of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services or other person designated by the division. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Performance-based contracting: means a system of contracting with service providers for the provision of residential or nonresidential services that:
    (a) provides incentives for the implementation of evidence-based juvenile justice programs or programs rated as effective for reducing recidivism by a standardized tool pursuant to Section 63M-7-208; and
    (b) provides a premium rate allocation for a minor who receives the evidence-based dosage of treatment and successfully completes the program within three months. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Receiving center: means a nonsecure, nonresidential program established by the division or under contract with the division that is responsible for juveniles taken into custody by a law enforcement officer for status offenses, infractions, or delinquent acts. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rescission: means a written order of the Youth Parole Authority that rescinds a parole date. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secure detention: means predisposition placement in a facility operated by or under contract with the division, for conduct by a child who is alleged to have committed a delinquent act. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Secure facility: means any facility operated by or under contract with the division, that provides 24-hour supervision and confinement for youth offenders committed to the division for custody and rehabilitation. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Shelter: means the temporary care of children in physically unrestricted facilities pending court disposition or transfer to another jurisdiction. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Signature: includes a name, mark, or sign written with the intent to authenticate an instrument or writing. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Temporary custody: means control and responsibility of nonadjudicated youth until the youth can be released to the parent, guardian, a responsible adult, or to an appropriate agency. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Termination: means a written order of the Youth Parole Authority that terminates a youth offender from parole. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Utah Code: means the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code, as amended, unless the text expressly references a portion of the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code as it existed:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Work program: means a nonresidential public or private service work project established and administered by the division for youth offenders for the purpose of rehabilitation, education, and restitution to victims. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Youth offender: means a person 12 years of age or older, and who has not reached 21 years of age, committed or admitted by the juvenile court to the custody, care, and jurisdiction of the division, for confinement in a secure facility or supervision in the community, following adjudication for a delinquent act which would constitute a felony or misdemeanor if committed by an adult in accordance with Section 78A-6-117. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
  • Youth services: means services provided in an effort to resolve family conflict:
    (i) for families in crisis when a minor is ungovernable or runaway; or
    (ii) involving a minor and the minor's parent or guardian. See Utah Code 62A-7-101
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