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PURPOSE OF THE UTAH INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSION

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 Commission collaborates 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;
  • encourage and aid in the regionalization of indigent defense services throughout the state; and
  • expand continuing legal education opportunities for indigent defense attorneys.

UTAH INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSIONERS

The Utah Indigent Defense Commission is composed of 15 voting members and one ex officio nonvoting member. Commissioners are key leaders in state and local government, criminal defense, indigent defense services, and the courts.

Go to the Governor’s Boards and Commissions website for information on commissioners’ appointments and terms.

COMMISSION MEETINGS

Notices and proceedings of the Utah Indigent Defense Commission meetings (including agendas, minutes, and audio recordings) are posted on the Utah Public Notice Website.

There, select the following options to find the IDC:

Government: State
Entity: Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Body(s): Indigent Defense Commission

2020 Legislative Session


Summary of Bills Related to Indigent Defense