Board Members

Haley Christensen, Chair
Utah County Office
  • 100 East Center Street #2100
  • Provo, UT 84606
  • (801) 851-8031
  • Fax: (801) 851-8099
Kathy Locher, Vice-Chair
Salt Lake County Office
  • 111 East Broadway, Suite 400
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • (385) 468-7639
Alejandra Crow
West Valley City Office
  • 3575 Market Street
  • West Valley City, UT 84119
  • (801) 963-3331
  • Fax: (801) 963-3538
Adrienne DeJong
Davis County Office
  • PO Box 618
  • Farmington, UT 84025
  • (801) 451-4304
  • Fax: (801) 451-4328
Janice Evans
Hurricane City Office
  • 68 South 700 West
  • Hurricane, UT 84737
  • (435) 635-0422
  • Fax: (435) 635-1699
Kim Lee
Weber County Office
  • 2380 Washington Blvd STE 230
  • Ogden, UT 84401
  • (801) 399-8377
JoEll Rowley
Wasatch County Office
  • 805 West 100 South
  • Heber City, UT 84032
  • (435) 654-2909
  • Fax: (435) 654-2947
Christine Stevens
Millard County Office
  • 765 South Highway 99, STE 3
  • Fillmore, UT 84631
  • (435) 743-6522
  • Fax: (435) 743-6923
Karyn Walker
Provo City Office
  • 351 West Center Street
  • Provo, UT 84601
  • (801) 852-6145
  • Fax: (801) 852-6150
Marilyn Jasperson - UPC
Utah Prosecution Council
  • 5272 S College Dr. STE 200
  • Murray, UT 84123
  • (801) 281-1208

UPAA Training Resources

UPAA is an organization sponsored by the Utah Prosecution Council. Its purpose is to enhance the quality of prosecution in the state by providing advice, resources and training for prosecution office support staff.

2018 Conference

The 2018 UPAA Conference will be held in Cedar City on June 20-22 at the Courtyard Marriott which is located at 1294 South Interstate Drive - Phone: (435) 867-7300.

Training Materials

UPAA Study Guide - this guide will help you prepare for the CUPA test. It is as accurate as possible at the time of publication (6-12-2013). This manual does not cover every aspect of Utah's laws and should not be cited as a legal authority in court. 

UPAA Study Guide

UPAA Newsletters

The following links will allow you to download the various newsletters that are available. These issues are the only ones currently available. 

UPAA 2018 Conference Video

About UPAA

Establishment, Rules and By-Laws

Article I

Section 1: This program shall be sponsored by the Utah Prosecution Council "UPC" and shall be known as the Utah Prosecutorial Assistants Association or "UPAA"

Article II


Section 1: The purpose of UPAA is to:
  • Enhance the quality of prosecution in the state.
  • Provide advice, resources and materials for training of governmental legal office and prosecution office support staff members.
  • Provide forum, opportunity and encouragement for interoffice and inter-jurisdictional exchange of ideas and information between legal staffs.
  • Provide information on prosecution and governmental law office procedures, policies, needs and systems in governmental legal offices.
  • Develop team sense for prosecution staff in the criminal process.
  • Provide input to the UPC on relevant proposed legislation.

Article III

Section 1: Membership in UPAA is open to all employees of a governmental legal office whether governmental employees or employees in the private office of a prosecutor, who are engaged in functions directly related to the prosecutorial function. These include:

  • Administrative assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Investigators
  • Victim's assistants
  • Other prosecutorial staff (non-attorney) personnel

Article IV

Section 1: BOARD: The Board shall consist of nine members as follows:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • Seven Members

Section 2: APPOINTMENT: When a position on the board becomes vacant (whether by resignation or the expiration of a term) the remaining board members shall make recommendations to the Prosecution Council for the appointment of a new member. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Utah Prosecution Council and shall consist of a minimum of one representative from state, county and city prosecution offices from across the state.

Section 3: TERMS: Members of the Board shall serve four (4) years on a staggered or rotating basis.

Section 4: OFFICERS: A the end of the calendar year, the vice-chairperson shall become the chairperson and the remaining members of the board shall elect a new vice-chairperson. At all meetings where the chairperson is not present the vice-chair shall preside.

Section 5: RESIGNATION: Failure to attend three consecutive board meetings without prior notice shall constitute voluntary resignation from the board by that member.

Article VI

Section 1: These Rules and By-Laws may be amended by the UPAA Board only so long as the amendments are not inconsistent with the mission and statues governing the Utah Prosecution Council.

Section 2: Amendments must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of all UPAA board members.

Article VII

Section 1: The Board shall establish procedures and standards certifying Prosecutorial Assistants.

Section 2: The Board shall establish procedures and standards to maintain an active certification for Prosecutorial Assistants.

ADOPTED by a unanimous vote of the Utah Prosecution Council this 9th day of April, 1997.

Signed by Christopher G. Davis, Chairman of the Utah Prosecution Council AMENDED by a unanimous vote of the Utah Prosecution Council

this __________ day of _________________, 1999.



Mark DeCaria, Chairman of the Utah Prosecution Council