Community Relations programs allow youth in JJS custody to experience positive people and activities. Programs also help the public, and other agencies, better understand the services offered by Juvenile Justice Services.
JJS staff are available for community and school presentations that address a number of different topics. Speakers are available throughout the state upon request. For more information or to schedule a presentation call Lisa Schauerhamer, 538-4086 or E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each of the three JJS regions has a volunteer coordinator. The statewide volunteer coordinator is located in the state administrative office. She can answer questions regarding liability, volunteer opportunities, and other general questions.
- Volunteer opportunities can take as little as one hour per month.
- Examples of volunteer activities include:
- Donating cakes and other treats for special occasions
- Teaching skills such as cake decorating, crocheting, quilt making
- Story telling
- Art instruction
- The Division is seeking the following assistance:
- Individuals/companies willing to sponsor a facility or group of youth for a holiday (e.g., Halloween, Christmas, 4 th of July)
- One-time donations of time to teach a special skill, discuss an employment field (e.g., soldier, policeman, lawyer), discuss how you overcame hardships or made life changing decisions
- Donate products for use in centers
- All volunteers who interact with youth must:
- Complete an application, including references
- Interview with JJS staff
- Pass a criminal background check
- Volunteers who participate as speakers or who do not interact with youth on a one-on-one basis may not be required to complete the more extensive process. Contact the volunteer coordinator to determine the steps required.
Northern Utah (Bountiful to Logan)
Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit Counties
Southern Utah and Daggett County
Resources—Brochures, Reports and Posters
- What Parents Should Know About the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. Includes 1) the DYC Mission Statement; 2) How Your Child Entered Youth Corrections Custody; 3) Care, Custody, Guardianship - What Does It Mean; 4) Programs in JJS; 5) How Parents Can Help; 6) You and the Office of Recovery Services; and 7) Case Management Services.
- What Youth Should Know About the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. Includes 1) the Youth Bill of Rights; 2) Expectations; 3) Treatment Plans; 4) Grievance Procedures; 5) the New Serious Youth Offender Law; 6) Programs in JJS; and 7) Case Management Services.
- Juvenile Justice Services Initiatives Brochure. Explains a number of JJS initiatives, including the Vision/Mission and Core Values of JJS; The Balanced and Restorative Justice approach (BARG); The Courts and Agencies Records Exchange (CARE); Graduated Sanctions; Protective and Risk Assessments (PRA); Functional Family Probation/Resource Services (FFP/RS); Program Enhancement Process (PEP); and the Female Continuum.
- The Victims Handbook, prepared by the Youth Parole Authority, explains the rights of victims and how they can have input into their case. Although written for victims of youth incarcerated in JJS secure facilities, it can benefit victims of any youth crime.
- Program Brochures describe Custody, Parental Rights, the JJS Mission Statement, and Youth Programs. They include important addresses, and phone and fax numbers for many of the different programs in the Division.
- The Division of Youth Corrections Annual Report contains a detailed overview of Division programs and events.
101 Ways to Stop the Violence
The Serious Youth Offender
All resource materials are free to the public.