SALT LAKE CITY — The director of the Utah Sentencing Commission, Jacey Skinner, will serve a second term as director and president of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions.
The executive committee re-elected Skinner to serve through 2014.
The national commission was formally organized in the late 1990s as a nonprofit organization. It facilitates an exchange of sentencing research and plays a major role in educating the public on the issues associated with sentencing policy. The commission does not endorse a particular sentencing structure but supports states developing their own sentencing policies based on the state's needs. As director, Skinner will advise 22 state commissions.
"The NASC provides a forum of discussion for sentencing issues, research, and challenges across the country," Skinner said. "This position allows me to help Utah frame and facilitate that discussion. The Utah Commission can observe and learn from the challenges and successes of other states to evaluate and make effective sentencing policy recommendations."
Skinner was appointed director of the Utah Sentencing Commission in 2008. Prior to working with the commission, she was a deputy district attorney with the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.
- Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary heading...
- Pleasant Grove pizza manager arrested for...
- Candlelight vigil held for critically injured...
- About Utah: They're best in the world
- Former Ute, NFL player brings holiday cheer...
- Two arrested in SLC homicide investigation
- Driver allegedly causes accident on I-15,...
- What does a letter grade mean for my child's...
- A year later, a look at the Utah... 94
- Sugar House man intends to sue police,... 36
- Anti-police protests tie up traffic on... 33
- Couples celebrate one-year anniversary... 20
- What does a letter grade mean for my... 19
- Utah lawmakers recommend lowest-cost... 16
- Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary... 13
- Regulators, groups eye EPA rule on coal... 11