The Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) was created in 2016 during the General Session of the Utah State Legislature to provide meaningful state oversight to ensure Utah's indigent defense services are constitutionally effective.

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 report¬† 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.