CJA04-0409. Council Approval of Problem Solving Courts. AMEND – Removes certification criteria from Rule 4-409 and adds those items to the Judicial Council’s problem solving court certification checklist. Clarifies and provided greater detail regarding the Judicial Council’s problem solving court certification process. Makes miscellaneous stylistic changes and minor non-substantive revisions.
Adult Drug Court Certification Checklist. AMEND – Adds certification criteria previously located in Rule 4-409. Reformats and reorganizes existing content for greater clarity and ease of use. Make minor non-substantive revisions and corrections. While publication of the certification checklist is not required under CJA 2-203, the Judicial Council is seeking public comment on the certification checklist due to its interdependence with CJA 4-409. Although the specific version of the checklist published for public comment relates to “Adult Drug Courts,” feedback will be considered more broadly as applying to all types of Utah problem solving courts. The Judicial Council specifically seeks feedback on the continuing need for the “in rural areas” exception language marked with an asterisk in “Required Criteria” number 13 and 14.
CJA 04-0409. Council approval of Problem Solving Courts. Amend. Regulates ex parte communication in problem solving courts, as recognized by the Code of Judicial Conduct and consistent with the signed agreement.
CJA 04-0409. Council Approval of Problem Solving Courts. Amend. Establish best-practices criteria and require recertification biannually.
CJA 07-0304. Probation supervision. Amend. Add an assessment tool based on evidence-based practices for working with low-risk offenders.
CJA 02-0104. Recording meetings. Amend. Modify provisions about Judicial Council audio record and minutes to conform to amendments to the Open and Public Meetings Act.
CJA 04-0202.02 Record classification. Amend Classifies business address, phone and email of a non-party as a public record. Residential and personal information of a non-party would remain private. Effective May 27, 2009 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 04-0409. Council approval of Problem Solving Courts. Amend. Delete reference to repealed section of the Utah Code.
CJA 04-0701. Failure to appear. Amend. Conforming to HB 292, eliminates the requirement for a criminal information before issuing a warrant for failure to appear in an infraction.
CJA 04-0906. Guardian ad litem program. Amend. Provides that the Guardian ad Litem Oversight Committee appoints the director.
CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Permits a judge’s signature stamp to be used on orders prepared by the court.
CJA 04-0405. Juror and witness fees and expenses. Amend. Authorizes alternative process to certify attendance of a juror or witness.
CJA 04-0409. Council approval of Problem Solving Courts. New. Establishes Council enforcement of minimum requirements and reporting for drug courts and other problem solving courts.