SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Utah OnLaw: The Utah Law Review Online Supplement


Sara Montoya


While boasting a culture that is rich in family and community values, Utah ought to be leading the way in developing and implementing a comprehensive and efficient system of care that protects children and families by placing tools within the home and the community to strengthen these core units of Utah society. Further, with the Utah State Hospital at the end of its physical lifespan, and a crippled economy requiring more budget pinching than ever, the timing is particularly conducive to taking these crucial steps forward. With these litigation tools, an advocacy group or family might be able to successfully gain judicial support in the push to incentivize lawmakers to join the community-based services movement.