JJS Special Programs
The Special Programs Unit falls within CYFD’s Juvenile Justice Services, as part of Field Services. The Unit is tasked with staffing the New Mexico’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, administering special initiatives, monitoring compliance to federal and state juvenile justice and delinquency prevention requirements, and managing funding for community programs.
The Special Programs Unit strives, through its special initiatives, compliance efforts and community funding, to identify and support data-informed, evidence-based programs and promising approaches that demonstrate positive impact on the lives of New Mexico’s at-risk and system-involved youth. The Unit is organized into the following areas of responsibility:
|Racial & Ethnic Disparities:||System Improvement Initiative:|
|Plan and implement strategies to address racial and ethnic disparities among youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, to assure equal treatment for all of the State’s youth.||
Help jurisdictions establish more effective and efficient systems, so youth involved in the juvenile justice system will have opportunities to develop into healthy adults.
|Compliance Monitoring:||Grants Management Unit:|
|Enhance/maintain adequate monitoring of state detention centers to state detention standards, and jails, detention facilities, and other facilities to assure compliance with federal JJDP Act requirements.||Oversee four juvenile justice and delinquency prevention grant programs:
For further information about Special Programs, follow any of the following links:
- Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED)
- System Improvement Initiative
- Federal and State Compliance
- Grants Management Unit
Special Programs-Related Online Resources: