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10/16/2017

This article was written by Alondra Reyes, Bernalillo County student intern and service core member.

 

National Youth Justice Awareness Month was created to call attention to youth experiencing the challenges of the juvenile justice system. Youth ... Read More


08/03/2017

The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first... Read More


07/31/2017

 Bernalillo County District Court announced plans to establish a young adult court for offenders between ages 18 and 25.

It will provide educational and counseling opportunities to help them get back on the right path. 

The full story can be ... Read More


07/17/2017

Xavier McElrath-Bey is a Youth Justice Advocate with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. He worked for more than five years at the Northwestern University Juvenile Project as a clinical researcher/interviewer. At 13, he was given a 25-year... Read More


07/17/2017

In 2013, the Annie E. Casey Foundation began working with a few experienced Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites, including the Bernalillo County JDAI National Model Site, to expand their detention reform efforts to the “deep... Read More


07/17/2017

The Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit brings together hundreds of juvenile defense attorneys from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The purpose of the Summit is to energize and inspire attorneys who are often faced with stagge... Read More


07/17/2017

JDAI sites throughout the country have been provided with strategies, tools and technologies to work at eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the use of detention. Detention Utilization Studies, best practice programming, examples of policies ... Read More


07/17/2017

From the Albuquerque Journal, published May 1, 2016. 

The history of many young New Mexicans who ended up in juvenile detention shows a betrayal of their innocense and youth. 

According to a recent groundbreaking study, the amount of trauma s... Read More


07/17/2017

More than 850 people celebrated JDAI's 25th anniversary at the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Inter-Site Conference in Orlando, Florida.

A delegation of ten JDAI stakeholders from Bernalillo County attended the conference. Repre... Read More


07/17/2017

From disproportionality to unfair gender bias to consent decrees to workforce development, legal professionals and youth workers reflect on what needs to be improved within juvenile justice at the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2017 conve... Read More


07/17/2017

Young people who end up in the court system for substance abuse are at a crucial point in their lives. In many New Mexico communities, recovery courts provide resources for minors to address substance abuse and take advantage of mental health service... Read More


06/21/2017

Francine Sherman, clinical professor and director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project at the Boston College Law School, visited the Bernalillo County National Model Site for Juvenile Justice reform on May 23 and 24, 2017. During her vis... Read More


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  • Starting next month (November) licensed, master’s level behavioral health clinicians with St. Martin’s Hope Works will be responding to behavioral health crisis alongside Bernalillo County and City o...

  • The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners hereby recognizes September 2017 as National Recovery Month and invites all residents, private institutions, businesses and schools to participate by incr...

  • The county is sponsoring a Public Safety Job Fair, Monday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Road SW. Potential employees will speak wit...

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