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ISR study finds County funded Public Inebriate Intervention Program saves Bernalillo County hundreds of thousands of dollars per month.

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CARA study compares Bernalillo County and Second District Court bail bond schedules for misdemeanors and felonies to 21 other jurisdictions in New Mexico.

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ISR report finds cost savings for housing the homeless.

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why ISR

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the premier provider of program evaluations and policy research in New Mexico.

ISR offers services in a wide range of topic areas. Known as an authority on adult and juvenile justice issues in New Mexico, ISR staff members and faculty affiliates also have expertise in the fields of education, economics, substance abuse treatment programs, poverty and homelessness, domestic violence, employee workloads and staffing levels.

project research and evaluation

ISR is dedicated to high quality research. Our staff includes sociologists, economists, and government policy experts. Evaluation is the way you show the importance of your project. ISR can work with you to get the most out of your project dollars.


ISR report cited in Albuquerque Journal New Mexico bail reform news story
April 22, 2015
A June 2014 ISR report on bail bond schedules was cited in an Albuquerque Journal news story about a recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision that may prompt statewide bail reform Read More...

New Mexico Evaluation Lab Fellowship Call
April 17, 2015
Dr. Melissa Binder, ISR Director, will be leading a new program at UNM that will serve the dual purpose of training students in applied research and providing high quality program evaluation services to community organizations in New Mexico. Fellowship applications are now being accepted for Fall 2015. Read More...


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