In an effort to acknowledge Utah's dedication to youth involved in the juvenile justice system, Gov. Gary Herbert declared October, Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM). The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will host a free,public, virtual event to elevate the voices and perspectives of young people in Utah.
This year's theme centers around justice - an individual's personal commitment to equity and fairness, the role of young people in making change, and community action to become a more just and equitable place where everyone can have success and happiness.

The event is Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3-4 p.m. Register at YJAM2020.eventbrite.com.

The event is organized in partnership with the Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services, Utah Juvenile Court, the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Committee, the Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys & Resource Center,  Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Spy Hop, and Voices for Utah Children .