Get To Know Sim

Sim Gill was elected as Salt Lake County District Attorney in November 2010. As a veteran prosecutor, Sim has been a champion on issues of therapeutic justice, criminal prosecution and alternatives to prosecution. He has long been an advocate of taking a systems approach to the issues of criminal and social justice, focusing on collaborative and community-oriented approaches to problem solving.

Sim has collaborated on the creation and implementation of various therapeutic justice programs including Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, Salt Lake City Domestic Violence Court, Misdemeanor Drug Court and the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center. These alternatives seek to transition those offenders out of the criminal justice system who can most benefit from other programs—giving them a much greater chance to not re-offend.

Most recently Sim has been part of a collaborative effort to address the homeless population and drug trafficking in the Rio Grande area. This has been done by holding the criminals accountable and seeking treatment before jail for those who need it.

Sim graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. degree in History and Philosophy. He received his J. D. degree and certificate of specialization in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.


Accolades

  • Equality Utah’s 2014 Ally of the Year
  • Utah Pride’s 2014 Political Action Award
  • Inclusion Center’s Humanitarian of the Year 2014
  • Utahn of the Year 2013- The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Pete Suazo Social Justice Award in 2013 from the University of Utah College of Social Work;
  • Brigham Young University 2013 Distinguished Service Award,
  • YWCA Public Official of the Year 2008

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