Executive Offices & Criminal Justice – 2018 Legislative Session

Executive Offices and Criminal Justice agencies received $28.6 million in new state funds, Including $12.7 million in new ongoing funding during the 2018 Legislative Session. These funds will support continued operational successes within our state law enforcement agencies and key investments in voting infrastructure and community democratic engagement.

Public Safety received $1.1 million for the State Crime Lab and management of seized evidence, as well as $645,000 to strengthen statewide violent crime intelligence, investigations of cold cases and dispatch services in rural Utah. Corrections received $1,460,000 ongoing for treatment of state inmates in county jails.

The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice received $1.5 million, including $1 million ongoing to expand indigent defense and $800,000 one-time to continue the risk and need jail screening program in county jails.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office received $5.4 million to replace voting equipment and provide funding for voter outreach.