Susan Burke

Director, Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services

As Director of the Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services, Susan is responsible for the state-wide administration of programs, services and facilities providing short-term and longterm care, custody, and supervision of at-risk, runaway, and delinquent youths. Under Susan’s leadership, the division has become a dynamic justice organization that values innovation, embraces the progressive use of data and technology, engages employees and the community in solutions, and values fairness and justice in service delivery. She has served in the justice field for over 30 years. She began her career as Community Coordinator for the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit and went on to work with the Governor’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, as Assistant Juvenile Court Administrator, and recently served as President of the American Probation and Parole Association.