Created in 2016, the Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) protects constitutionally guaranteed liberties through ongoing support for effective indigent defense services throughout the state.

The IDC's statutes can be found here.

Utah state capitol

The IDC is collaborating with the state, local governments, indigent defense providers, and other stakeholders to:

  • provide guidance and standards for systems to ensure and oversee local defense services;
  • gather and reportĀ  information about local indigent defense services;
  • award state funding to local governments to improve local indigent defense services; and
  • encourage and aid in the regionalization of indigent defense services throughout the state.

Commission membership includes key leaders in state and local government, criminal defense, indigent defense services, and the courts. A complete list can be found here.