JJAC Programs and Services

In FY15 JJAC will allocate over $2,870,000 in federal and state grant funds for the purposes of the prevention of delinquency, alternatives to secure detention, improvement of the juvenile justice system and the development of a continuum of graduated sanctions for juveniles in local New Mexico communities.

Following is a sample of some of the major programs that JJAC Continuum Sites in New Mexico have chosen to use in their areas to address juvenile delinquency activity.

  • Reception Assessment Center (RAC) is a program that provides an early intervention opportunity by preventing incarceration of youth that are in police custody for non-detainable offences.  Services include an intake interview; a juvenile justice needs assessment, crisis intervention and case management for at-risk youth. RAC works closely with law enforcement and juvenile justice personnel by providing the community with an alternative to detention.
  • Girls Circle is a gender-specific service designed to promote healthy attitudes, behaviors, and lifestyles, and promote social competence in girls. Key program elements generally address issues in the context of relationships to peers, family, school, and community.
  • The Bernalillo County Case Management Program of youth in detention and released from detention is a JDAI model. This model ensures the provision of appropriate and unduplicated treatment services. The case management program is designed to positively influence the lives of youth and divert them form a path of serious, violent, and chronic delinquency.
  • Day Reporting is a diversion program that in most cases allows the youth to continue their education uninterrupted and is designed to hold them accountable for their actions by sanctioning behavior. In some cases diversion services may allow the youth to avoid formal court processing in the juvenile justice system.
  • The Juvenile Citation Program in Las Cruces was designated as an OJJDP Best Practice Model Program in 2009.  The Juvenile Citation Program provides a series of diversion programs for youth offenders who commit a misdemeanor, petty misdemeanor or status offence listed on the Juvenile Class III Citation.  The role of the program is to provide youth an immediate consequence to their offense and to divert them from the formal juvenile justice system.

 

FY16 Sites Funded by JJAC [Map]

 

Bernalillo County

  • Community Custody Program
  • Youth Services Center
  • Outcome, Inc.
  • New Day Reception & Assessment Center
  • Circles of Justice
  • South Valley Reporting Center
  • Parenting Project
  • Victim Offender Mediation
  • Continuum Funds

Chaves County

  • Wings for Life
  • Girls Circle
  • Youth Advocacy
  • Roswell Refuge Juvenile Violence Program
  • Alternative Education
  • Continuum Funds

Cibola County

  • Student Resource Officer
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Saturday School
  • Mentoring Anti-Bullying Program
  • Continuum Funds

Curry County

  • Citation Program
  • Truancy Program
  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Continuum Funds

Grant County

  • Restorative Justice
  • Strengthening Families Program
  • Continuum Funds

City of Las Cruces

  • Juvenile Citation Program
  • Juvenile Assessment Reporting Center
  • Continuum Funds

Lea County

  • Youth Reporting Center
  • Continuum Funds

Lincoln County

  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Citation Program
  • Intensive Community Monitoring
  • Restorative Justice
  • Trauma Program
  • Continuum Funds

Luna and Hidalgo Counties

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Continuum Funds

Los Alamos County

  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Life Skills
  • Truancy Program
  • Youth & Family Advocacy
  • Continuum Funds

McKinley County

  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Venture Program
  • Botvin Life Skills
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Center
  • Continuum Funds

City of Raton

  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Restorative Justice
  • Continuum Funds

Rio Arriba County

  • PASS Program
  • Intensive Community Monitoring
  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • YMCA Day Monitoring
  • Academic Skills Enhancement
  • Continuum Funds

Sandoval County

  • Learning Lab (Bernalillo)
  • Alternative Education Setting
  • New Day Reception & Assessment Center
  • Learning Lab (Cuba)
  • Continuum Funds

San Miguel County (City of Las Vegas)

  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Restorative & Violence Prevention
  • Youth Sports Program
  • Continuum Funds

Santa Fe County

  • Intensive Community Monitoring
  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Day Reporting Center
  • Strengthening Families
  • Communities in Schools
  • Restorative Justice
  • Continuum Funds

Socorro County

  • Teen Multi-Purpose Center
  • Substance Abuse & Awareness Education
  • Youth Division Court
  • Continuum Funds

Town of Taos

  • Intensive Community Monitoring
  • Learning Lab
  • Non-Violence Works Program
  • Girls Circle
  • Restorative Justice
  • Continuum Funds

Torrance County

  • Reception & Assessment Center
  • ScOutreach Program
  • Continuum Funds

Valencia County

  • Reception & Assessment Center
  • ScOutreach Program
  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • Continuum Funds