Reports

2024

New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) External Classification Validation Study

March 2024

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This study validates two risk assessments designed to predict inmate misconduct in New Mexico prisons. Using a six-year admission cohort of inmates admitted to New Mexico prisons between 2015 and 2021 (n = 34,2467 unique classification events), we paired focus groups with New Mexico Corrections Department classification staff and observations of the classification process with logistic regression, count models, and random forest models to assess the predictive validity of the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD)’s initial and reclassification tools for general and serious, violent misconduct within six months following classification. Results from focus groups and observations highlighted that the NMCD had the essential components of an objective classification system. Our empirical validation found that the reclassification tool was more predictive of misconduct than the initial classification tool for both male and female inmates and generally had good classification performance, though there were limitations with the metric we used for evaluating predictive validity. We also recommended that some factors on the classification tools should be rescored based on their predictive relationship with serious violent misconduct and proposed an updated scoring system based on these relationships (i.e., increasing points for factors which were more predictive of violent misconduct). We also evaluated the relationship between overrides, custody levels, and misconduct.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Adverse Childhood Experiences Process Evaluation

January 2024

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) created by Bernalillo County in 2015 funded two new programs, Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) and AMIkids. These programs are designed to address traumatic events from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through prevention, intervention, treatment, and harm reduction services for a 4-year funding cycle beginning in July 2021. ISR conducted a process evaluation of the implementation of both programs. The process evaluations included a literature review, a review of program records, staff surveys, and program client-level data review. Staff surveys revealed staff in both programs to be experienced in providing mental health services to children and had a positive experience working within the programs. Clients were referred to AMIkids mostly through the Juvenile Justice system, CYFD protective services, or a self-referral. YDI clients were mostly referred internally through other programs from Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) or other schools, and self-referrals. AMIkids uses an internally developed Family Centric Model to provide services to clients and their families and YDI provided individual and family therapy as well as case management to clients and their families. We found both programs had been implemented following their proposed design. The client record review provided preliminary data on program effectiveness as measured by changes in program administered pre- and post-tests. AMIkids used the validated Youth Self Report (YSR) that measures psychiatric symptoms youth exhibit that are categorized into syndromes and behavioral or emotional problems as a pre and post-assessment. YSR results found anxiety and stress among clients improved between intake and when they left the program. The Childhood and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) was used by YDI as a pre and post assessment that measures impairments of day to day functioning. The assessment results found a positive change among the CAFAS total scores between the pre and post assessments.

2023

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Adverse Childhood Experiences Outcome Evaluation

December 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) refer to traumatic events experienced as a child or youth that place one at higher risk for behavioral health problems later in life. The Bernalillo Health Initiative (BHI) contracted with eight providers to address the problem of ACEs in Bernalillo County in July 2017. CARA complete a process evaluation of these programs in June 2021 and determined that four of these programs were generally designed and implemented according to best practices: All Faiths, Centro Sávila, New Day, and PB&J. In July 2021, BHI re-contracted with these four providers and re-contracted with CARA to evaluate program outcomes. This report presents the results of CARA’s outcome evaluation. We review the literature on evidence-based ACEs interventions and analyze program documents, client records, and outcome assessments for each program to assess the degree to which these programs are (1) being implemented according to their design and best practices, and (2) achieving intended improvements in client outcomes. We find that, whereas all four programs continue to be implemented faithfully, only two programs have sufficient quantity and/or quality of data to assess outcomes: All Faiths and PB&J. All Faiths clients were found to improve, on average, in parenting attitudes over the course of their involvement in the program. PB&J clients improved in parenting attitudes and family functioning. We recommend additional measures each program should implement to better track client outcomes moving forward.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI): Resource Reentry Center (RRC) Process Evaluation

December 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The goal of this process evaluation was to determine how closely the RRC was following evidence-based practices for reentry and to determine how successful the RRC has been transitioning individuals from the jail to the community. To evaluate the effectiveness of the RRC, we (1) conducted a survey of county staff involved in the reentry process (n = 25) to better understand how staff perceive the reentry planning process and the RRC, (2) conducted observations of the intake and screening process at the MDC, and (3) reviewed client records for all inmates who passed through the RRC between 2018 and 2022. We found that there were challenges associated with how the RRC screened, assessed, and targeted individuals for intervention related to a lack of standardization across process components. Surveys collected from staff members provided insight into challenges related to reentry, such as the need for a single case plan to follow the individual through jail and into the community. Finally, analysis of the client-level data illustrated the services and needs of clients. While many individuals (n = 9,985) completed risk needs assessments (RNAs), the number of individuals that completed transition plans (TPs) is far less (n = 2,785). Due to the nature of the different challenges of the current process in place, determining the impact of the RRC on recidivism reduction remains complicated.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Youth Transitional Living Services Outcome Evaluation

December 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) funds Youth Transitional Living Services (YTLS) to enhance supportive housing services for youth who have experienced bouts of homelessness or years of involvement with juvenile justice or foster care systems. YTLS providers offer services like case management, life skills classes, group and individual therapy, among others, to ultimately obtain permanent housing and independence. Services are provided alongside supportive housing, but do not directly fund housing for clients. BHI currently funds four YTLS providers, two of which collected sufficient data to evaluate program outcomes; Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) and Serenity Mesa. We reviewed client-level records in tandem with interview and survey data collected at program intake and exit. Overall, available YTLS data do not significantly or meaningfully predict positive outcomes for YTLS programs. Importantly, we lack confidence that existing YTLS client records and outcome measures accurately capture identified outcomes of interest. Incomplete records and lack of appropriate outcome measures are significant barriers for assessing YTLS outcomes. We ultimately recommend BHI support YTLS providers with improving data collection practices and identifying appropriate and standardized measures for monitoring outcomes.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Community Engagement Teams Evaluation

December 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey,
  • Program Evaluation

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) funds Community Engagement Teams (CET) through Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) to provide short-term crisis outpatient services for people experiencing behavioral health and other related challenges, with a focus on stabilizing clients and addressing their mental health issues. We aimed to determine how CET is currently implemented and describe how well that model is described by client records. We reviewed relevant literature on CET models, developed a process map with YDI staff, analyzed client-level records, and surveyed CET staff about program processes and challenges. We conclude the CET program documented 1,597 adult referrals between May 2021 and August 2023, 418 of which completed program intake and 431 received services or support. Critically, CET client records are incomplete and do not identify or collect data on clear outcomes. Surveyed staff described challenges with receiving clear guidance on a target population for funded services and with developing a referral pipeline. Half of adult CET clients at intake identified housing as needed support, rather than mental health or substance use crisis support. This feature was reinforced by surveyed staff. We ultimately recommend BHI review best practice toolkits for CET services, consider integration of CET into a continuum of crisis care, and support YDI with improving data collection practices and identifying standardized measures for monitoring outcomes.

Outcome Evaluation of Bernalillo County’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program

December 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

In July 2019, Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque established the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, a pre-booking diversion intervention designed to provide harm reduction services to individuals either at risk of or previously involved in the criminal justice system. In this report, we analyzed whether enrolling and engaging in LEAD improved participants’ housing, substance use, employment, and recidivism outcomes. We did not have enough data through November 2023 to support strong statistical conclusions about whether LEAD – Bernalillo County had been effective at improving outcomes of participants due to low enrollment counts prior to September 2021 and due to the deadline for submitting the present outcome evaluation. Preliminary results were suggestive of potential short-term gains in housing outcomes specifically among the subset of LEAD participants who continued to engage with the program through six-months, though it is unclear whether these results generalized to the subset of LEAD participants who disengaged following enrollment. Results, though statistically underpowered to detect effects, also did not suggest that program enrollment or engagement meaningfully influenced participant recidivism.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Community Connections Supportive Housing Process Evaluation

December 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Behavioral Health Initiative’s Community Connections Supportive Housing (CCSH) program seeks to provide housing and intensive case management services to chronically homeless individuals in Bernalillo County who have co-occurring mental and behavioral health conditions (e.g., substance use disorders). The goal of the program is to help the target population remain permanently housed and reduce their use of emergency medical and criminal justice system services. This report presents the results of CARA’s evaluation of the CCSH program. We review the literature on evidence-based housing interventions and analyze program documents, client records, and staff surveys to assess the degree to which the CCSH program faithfully implements its own design and adheres to evidence-based practices. We find that the CCSH program is generally implemented according to its design, however it diverges from best practices by making receipt of housing supports contingent on client participation in case management and treatment services. We recommend the program (1) look for ways to decrease the wait time from referral to intake to improve client retention, and (2) clarify the reasons for deviating from established best practices. We also suggest ways to assess client outcomes moving forward using jail, court, and health information exchange data.

Outcome Evaluation of Bernalillo County’s Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) Program

November 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

In February 2018, Bernalillo County initiated the Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) program in collaboration with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. MCT units, comprising a crisis intervention trained (CIT) officer and a mental health clinician, respond to 911 or crisis hotline calls involving behavioral health issues, with the goal of crisis de-escalation and connecting individuals in crisis with appropriate behavioral health services. In this report, we evaluated the effectiveness of the MCT program in Bernalillo County through November 2023. During this period, MCTs responded to over 12,250 calls with clinicians assessing individuals in about 44% of cases. Results revealed that immediate detention was more likely in crisis situations involving aggressive behavior and substance use. Moreover, most MCT participants were not involved with the criminal justice system before or after evaluation; thus, the program's impact on recidivism rates was limited due to low baseline rates of criminal justice involvement among MCT clients. Many of the data recommendations we provided in our 2021 process evaluation had not been adopted by the MCT program and limited the scope and generalizability of our conclusions. Specifically, nearly half of clinician records were missing information on short-term call code dispositions, and over 50% did not include data on community referrals or participants’ connection to case management services. Moreover, contractual delays limited our capacity to access health information data of program participants. Thus, we were unable to evaluate the scope of post-disposition case management and service referrals and how post-disposition case management conditioned the impact of the MCT program on participants’ criminal justice and health system use outcomes.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, June 30, 2023

October 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report analyzes the Metropolitan Detention Center population at a point in time (June 30, 2023). The document gives an overview of the population and capacity of the jail and discusses changes in bookings, releases, length of stay, population demographics, highest charges, and sentencing information over time. A recidivism rate by fiscal year is provided as is an incarceration rate. Further, for felony cases the public safety assessment (PSA) recommendation level and preventive detention holds over time are included.

Albuquerque Peer to Peer: Opioid Coordination and Outreach Project

September 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The City of Albuquerque department of Health, Housing, and Homelessness (HHH) launched the Albuquerque Peer to Peer: Opioid Coordination and Outreach Project in September 2017. The project aims to reduce opioid misuse, overdose, and death in the Albuquerque area by using peer support workers to connect individuals suffering from opioid use disorder with appropriate treatment and recovery support services. This report presents the results of CARA’s evaluation of the Peer to Peer project. We review the scientific literature on similar programs to establish a baseline for expected client outcomes and best practices, and then compare the Peer to Peer project to this baseline through an analysis of program documents and service data. The results of our analysis reveal that Albuquerque Peer to Peer is broadly designed and implemented according to best practices. However, we recommend clarifying the procedures for assessing client needs and facilitating client engagement in referred-to services. In terms of the short-term outcome -- proportion of clients who engaged in the treatment services to which they were referred – we found that Albuquerque Peer to Peer is performing as well as comparable, state-of-the-art peer outreach programs. We recommend the project track middle to long-term client outcomes, like rates of EMS involvement and overdose death, moving forward.

Interim Report - LEAD Bernalillo County (January 2023 - June 2023)

August 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

In this interim report of LEAD – Bernalillo County for 2023, we provide an overview of statistics on LEAD – Bernalillo County program implementation covering the first half of the 2023 calendar year. Specifically, we review statistics on the number of unique individuals who were referred to and enrolled in LEAD in the first six months of 2023, officers’ degree of use of warm handoff to link referrals to case managers and how use of the warm handoff correlates with enrollment success, the amount of time officers spend on scene during a LEAD referral, and a descriptive characteristics of enrolled participants (e.g., sociodemographic traits; housing safety and security; substance use and frequency of substance use). We append an analysis completed in May 2023 which explores the effect of early case management engagement on subsequent engagement within the cohort of LEAD participants who enrolled in the program between July 2021 and April 2023. As we intend on completing an outcome evaluation of LEAD – Bernalillo County by the end of the 2024 calendar year, we highlight an issue – high rates of participant attrition at quarterly intervals - which limits our capacity to evaluate the effect of LEAD on a host of COSSAP-recorded outcomes.

SJDC Probation Violation Hearings Midyear Update, 2023

August 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report presents the results of a study of probation violation hearings in the Second Judicial District Court. Included are the monthly probation violation bookings, hearing counts, and hearing outcomes. In addition, the monthly median time from arrival to disposition are presented.

New Mexico Older Adult Needs Assessment – Phase 1

June 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

UNM ISR’s CARA collaborated with ALTSD in Fiscal Year 2023 to develop a biennial statewide needs assessment, focusing on rural and frontier communities and services provided by the Aging Network Division (AND) in New Mexico. This report is the first of two documenting our findings. In this phase, we used a mixed methods approach to assess services for older adults and understand rural seniors' needs. We reviewed needs assessment literature, conducted eight community focus groups in five counties (with an emphasis on rural areas), and analyzed responses from 71 statewide staff surveys. Staff surveys overwhelmingly corroborated those findings, and further emphasized how existing services could meet need if accessibility and availability were sufficiently expanded. Our findings show rural seniors generally appreciate existing ALTSD services but highlight the need for expansion in key areas: information support and centralization, out-of-town transportation for medical services and affordable food access, primary health support services (e.g., dental, vision, hearing), and more opportunities for socialization and community support. We also found COVID-19 further limited services in rural communities. We ultimately recommend ALTSD consider centralizing information support, improving availability and access to legal, caregiver, in-home and health promotion services, conducting a statewide older adult services inventory, and implementing a statewide consumer survey.

Rural Senior Food Box Program Process Evaluation

June 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

In September 2022, the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) launched the Rural Senior Food Box Program to address food insecurity among rural seniors in New Mexico. This program provides food boxes containing seven meals per month to seniors in need. To evaluate program implementation, we conducted a mixed methods process evaluation. Our report summarizes our analysis, which involved reviewing Rural Senior Food Box Program documents, examining U.S. Census data related to food box distribution sites, conducting structured observations of food box deliveries, facilitating a focus group with provider staff, and design, implementation, and review of preliminary surveys of food box recipients. Our findings reveal food box distribution adapted their processes to suit local circumstances and logistical capabilities. However, this flexibility resulted in significant variations in data collection, distribution practices and food box content. ALTSD staff in our focus group also highlighted the need to align food box content better with food security goals. Based on our review, we recommend clarifying program goals and eligibility requirements, standardizing service delivery schedules and data collection practices across sites for consistency, and collecting additional data for outcome monitoring.

Community Custody Program Review

June 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

As an alternative to incarceration program, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Community Custody Program (CCP) aims to reduce recidivism rates among non- violent offenders while decreasing alcohol and substance use for a higher possibility of successful community reintegration. The program provides community-based supervision and treatment reporting for offenders who meet eligibility criteria. This review is designed as a process evaluation and a preliminary outcome evaluation. The evaluation comprises a CCP staff survey and a review of CCP inmate records. The study found that clients who participated in CCP experienced reductions in criminal justice system contacts following CCP. Approximately 70% of CCP participants did not have a court case following their exposure to CCP during the post-period, and 70% were not booked into the MDC following their exposure period. Inmates enrolled in CCP had a statistically significant reduction in both bookings and court cases after involvement in the program. When comparing pre- and post-period bookings and court cases, both felony and misdemeanor level bookings illustrated a statistically significant reduction in the follow up cases in the post-period. Clients who recidivated had the highest number of court cases and bookings in the first year after their time in the program, with recidivism decreasing in the second and third years following their release from CCP. The average client who recidivated did so in the first year post-CCP.

The Judicial Designee Assessment and Misdemeanor Pretrial Release: A Validation Study in Bernalillo County

June 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This study examines the validity of the judicial designee assessment (JDA), an assessment tool used in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court for select misdemeanor cases. We review specifically the ability to predict the likelihood of an individual committing a new crime, committing new violent crime, and failing to appear at a future court hearing during their pretrial period. Validity is reviewed for race and gender. Additional research is included that provides a preliminary look at the use of the JDA for charges that would typically not have qualified for assessment.

Addiction Treatment Program Evaluation

June 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

New Mexico’s Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) provides the Addiction Treatment Program (ATP) as a pre-trial condition for low level offenders whose charges also primarily involve drug related offences. ATP is a 4-week in-patient jail-based rehabilitation program that aims to reduce participant’s recidivism and substance use, while increasing successful reintegration into the community. We conducted (1) surveys of all ATP staff members to assess their perceptions of program implementation (n = 6), and (2) examined jail and court data as a proxy for arrest data to know how participation in the ATP influenced recidivism (n = 804). Our findings indicate availability of resources at the MDC constrains the ability to administer ATP according to policy. Additionally, we demonstrate that, relative to the pre-intervention period, ATP participants were significantly less likely to be booked, had fewer court cases filed against them, and fewer felony arrests (p < 0.01) following program enrollment.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, December 31, 2022

June 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report analyzes the jail population at a point in time (December 31, 2022). The document gives an overview of the population and capacity of the jail and discusses changes in bookings, releases, length of stay, population demographics, highest charges, and sentencing information over time. A recidivism rate by fiscal year is provided as is an incarceration rate. Further, for felony cases the public safety assessment (PSA).

Felony Case Initiation Type: The Use of Grand Jury versus Preliminary Examination in New Mexico

April 2023

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

Prosecutors in New Mexico and across the nation have discretion when choosing how to pursue felony criminal cases, either by a preliminary examination hearing or grand jury. National and local stakeholders have raised concerns about case initiation type. Some argue against preliminary examination hearings, citing that the method is subject to frequent rescheduling and may be more traumatic for victims. Others argue against the use of grand juries. Opponents maintain that grand juries do not protect innocent defendants, that they are neither cost nor time-effective, and may be less likely to result in a conviction. New Mexico, however, has limited data on the effectiveness of either process, leaving a gap in knowledge this study aims to help fill. This study has two parts. Part 1 focuses on the relationship between case initiation and felony case processing; Part 2 explores the rescheduling of preliminary hearings. The study includes a stratified random sample of 410 cases filed between 2017 and 2020 across the state. Case flow analyses and descriptive statistics summarize the findings. This study is was funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Fast Facts—Felony Case Initiation Type: The Use of Grand Jury versus Preliminary Examination in New Mexico

April 2023

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

Fast Facts—Felony Case Initiation Type: The Use of Grand Jury versus Preliminary Examination in New Mexico

Annual Performance Report on LEAD - Bernalillo County (2022)

January 2023

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

In this year-end report of LEAD – Bernalillo County for 2022, we provide an overview of statistics on LEAD – Bernalillo County program implementation and preliminary program outcomes in 2022. Specifically, we review statistics on the number of unique individuals who were referred to and enrolled in LEAD in 2022, whether demographic differences existed in enrollment rates, officers’ degree of use of warm handoff referral mechanisms to link referrals to case managers and how use of the warm handoff correlates with enrollment success, the amount of time officers’ spend on scene during a LEAD referral relative to a formal arrest, a review of the five most commonly diverted charges of LEAD arrest diversion referrals, the degree of officer participation in making arrest diversions, the scope of LEAD training, descriptive characteristics of enrolled participants (e.g., sociodemographic traits; housing safety and security; substance use and frequency of substance use), the scope and predictors of how often participants’ engaged with their case managers each month, the type and degree of harm reduction services participants started, a preliminary review of whether case volume and charge counts changed following LEAD enrollment, whether substance use frequency changed between enrollment and the first quarter of program enrollment, and whether participants’ self-reported quality of life changed between enrollment and the first quarter of program enrollment. We conclude by describing some data quality issues we identified over the course of the year related to missing data.

2022

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, June 30, 2022

December 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report analyzes the jail population at a point in time (June 30, 2022). The document gives an overview of the population and capacity of the jail and discusses changes in bookings, releases, length of stay, population demographics, highest charges, and sentencing information over time. A recidivism rate by fiscal year is provided as is an incarceration rate. Further, for felony cases the public safety assessment (PSA) recommendation level and preventive detention holds over time are included.

Impact of Bail Reform in Six New Mexico Counties

September 2022

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to complete a multi-phase study assessing New Mexico’s bail reform efforts. The current report examines the impact of bail reform in six New Mexico counties. This study first explores the use and amount of bond judges ordered as recorded in criminal court cases where conditions of release were set, using data from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The data includes cases disposed between 2015 and 2019, and consists of misdemeanor and felony cases, both pretrial and post-disposition. Second, using data from New Mexico county detention centers and the AOC, the study explores the impact of bail reform among defendants booked between 2015 and 2019 for a new felony offense. This allows us to examine the impact of bail reform on pretrial practices among felony defendants—the target of New Mexico’s constitutional amendment on bail reform. Specifically, the study examines four outcomes: pretrial detention practices, the use of bond, failure/success rates among those released pretrial; and court efficiency. By analyzing pre- and post- bail reform data, we found that the amendment has been successful in reducing the average amount of bond ordered and the frequency with which it is ordered. Judges, however, ordered temporary no-bond holds when issuing a warrant for arrest more frequently after bail reform. Overall, defendants involved in new felony cases were detained for a shorter period of time. However, this was not true across the board: a slightly greater percentage were subject to a short period of detention (rather than immediate release), and those detained during the entire pretrial period spent more time in jail post-reform. During the pretrial period, new violent offenses increased slightly by 2%; new offenses overall increased by 1%. Failures to appear were more common after bail reform, with a 5% increase, but this varied significantly by county. In general, time to case resolution decreased post-bail reform, though cases involving defendants detained the entire pretrial period took slightly longer to resolve. Detailed results are available in the full report; a summary of key findings is available in the Fast Facts report.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Albuquerque Public Schools Peer Helper Program Process Evaluation

August 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Our evaluation was a process evaluation that focused on the implementation of the program. The evaluation synthesized information from multiple data sources to better understand how the APS program was implemented, how the program worked, and how suicide prevention was addressed in the target population. Under difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, APS implemented a Peer Helper Program in 21 schools. The PHP included APS staff, sponsors, and peer helpers who participated in trainings, service learning projects, and outreach projects. Due to COVID-19, training events for sponsors and peer helpers were conducted as virtual presentations, which impacted the number and quality of trainings. The pandemic impacted the ability of peer helpers to interact with fellow students. Many of the issues experienced in implementing the program are typical issues that arise in implementing new programs that were exacerbated by the pandemic and made the implementation more challenging. It will be useful to document the on-going development and implementation of the program since APS has gone back to in-person learning.

Bernalillo County Protecting Me Protecting You Program Review

July 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report is a process evaluation of the Protecting You Protecting Me (PY/PM) program for the 2021-2022 school year. This evaluation includes a review of PY/PM program materials, program evaluations by PY/PM students, and observations of PY/PM classes taught in Albuquerque Public School classrooms by ISR staff. Protecting You Protecting Me program materials and observation findings are compared with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) prevention principles.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards Review

July 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

Our study and this report are designed to review staff understanding of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) policies and procedures, inmate PREA education, the current assessment process for its ability to identify victims or perpetrators of sexual violence and review the process of classification of incidents related to PREA at the MDC. This was done using MDC staff surveys, a focus group with classification staff, an inmate survey, and a review of existing data to gather information on the PREA training, education, assessment, classification, and incident procedures at the MDC, with the goal of recommending changes to the current process and PREA assessment.

Bernalillo County Public Safety Assessment Review – July 2017 to March 2022

June 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report reviews the use of the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) in felony cases for the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court (BCMC) and the Second Judicial District Court (SJDC) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico from July 2017 through March 2022. Outcome measures included were the Failure to Appear (FTA), New Criminal Activity (NCA), and New Violent Criminal Activity (NVCA), in addition to the Adherence to the PSA recommendations.

The Impact of Jail-Based Methadone Initiation and Continuation on Reincarceration

June 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

Substance use disorders (SUD) are very prevalent and costly in the United States and New Mexico. Over 20 million individuals in the US meet diagnostic criteria for SUD and over 65 thousand US residents died from drug opioid overdose in 2020. It is well known that there is a strong correlation between SUD and incarceration. National studies have found that on average two thirds of prisoners have SUD and approximately 30% of inmates report having an opioid use disorder (OUD). There is growing momentum nationally to incorporate SUD, particularly OUD treatment, into incarceration systems and numerous studies have found that providing medication for opioids use disorder (MOUD) in incarceration systems is clinically effective. Since 2005, there has been a Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) continuation program within the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) where individuals who were already receiving community-based treatment could continue their treatment within the jail. Prior work has found that this program was associated with reduced crime. In 2017 this program was expanded and started providing treatment to individuals who had not been receiving methadone in the community prior to incarceration. In this study we evaluate the impact of this treatment program. Data was collected from numerous different sources, linked, thoroughly cleaned, and a difference-in-difference empirical strategy is used. Robust evidence is found that MMT initiation reduced reincarceration. Our main results find that MMT initiation is associated with a per-person reduction in 19 incarceration days in the one-year period after jail-based MMT was received. We also find evidence confirming prior studies that found MMT continuation reduces recidivism. We find that jail-based MMT continuation is associated with a per-person reduction in 31 incarceration days in the one-year period post release. Also, a heterogenous treatment effect is found where individuals that received jail-based MMT for longer periods of time had larger reductions in reincarceration. Individuals who received MMT initiation for 70 days or more were associated with 22 fewer reincarceration days and individuals that received MMT continuation were associated with 60 fewer reincarceration days.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, December 31, 2021

June 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report analyzes the jail population at a point in time (December 31, 2021). The document gives an overview of the population and capacity of the jail. It also discusses changes in bookings, releases, length of stay, population demographics, highest charges, and sentencing information over time. Also included is information on the public safety assessment (PSA) recommendation level and preventive detention holds over time.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Peer Drop-In Center Process Evaluation

March 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

In August 2018, Bernalillo County contracted New Day Youth & Family Services and Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery to establish Peer Support Drop-In Centers (PDIs). PDIs intended to offer low-barrier peer-operated supportive services, including (but not limited to): housing and employment opportunities, decrease substance usage, provide physically and psychologically safe environments, basic needs items, and life skills classes. UNM ISR’s CARA conducted a mixed-method process evaluation to study the implementation of PDI programs. Our report summarizes results of semi-structured interviews with program staff, client-level record reviews, and service observations. The process evaluation describes providers’ adherence to program-identified evidence-based practices, program fidelity to logic and process maps, assesses data collection practices and completeness, and recommends improvements to support preparation for future outcome evaluations. CARA concluded PDIs could improve client data collection practices, establish structured and recurring programming/services, and identify clear measurable goals/objectives. Notably, Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery was the only PDI program to integrate peer support workers and was most prepared for an outcome evaluation.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative LEAD Process Evaluation: Report in Brief

March 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This 4-page report in brief summarizes the key findings of a process evaluation of Bernalillo County’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program from July 2019 - March 2022 and describes elements of program fidelity, dose, and reach using data from a client-level record review, surveys of officers at the Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office, and interviews of members of the LEAD Policy Coordinating Group (PCG). This report in brief also identifies methodological and evidence-based recommendations to improve components of process flow and data quality.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: LEAD Process Evaluation

March 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report is a process evaluation of Bernalillo County’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program from July 2019 - March 2022. This process evaluation relies on data from three primary sources: (1) client-level data from a record review of 313 program participants, (2) surveys of 68 officers at the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office (BCSO), and (3) 10 interviews of members of the LEAD Policy Coordinating Group (PCG). Among other things, the report explores (1) the type and number of LEAD referrals (i.e., arrest diversions versus social contact), (2) the predictors of the dosage of case management services provided to participants from September 2021 through January 2022, (3) variation in participant characteristics by referral source, (4) the distribution of referrals by agency and officer, (5) the geographic distribution of LEAD referral locations, (6) officers’ awareness of the LEAD program and participation in LEAD training, (7) officer’s perceptions of the ease of making LEAD referrals, (8) the predictors of officers’ likelihood of making a LEAD referral, and (9) PCG members’ beliefs about program successes and deficits to date and recommendations for program modifications. Additionally, this report identifies specific recommendations to improve the quality of data collection going forward and offers evidence-based recommendations for increasing case management dosage and officer buy-in to the LEAD program.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Suicide Prevention Process Evaluation

March 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

In October 2019 three new suicide prevention efforts began in Bernalillo County. First Nations Community HealthSource (FNCH), Centro Sávila (CS) and Albuquerque Public School were awarded contracts to implement universal screening in a health care setting (FNCH), establish an on-call crisis line and enhance existing screening and treatment resources (CS), and implement a peer-based program to increase suicide awareness, early detection of suicidality in students, and help-seeking opportunities for students (APS) in a school setting. Due to its specific youth focus and school year-based data availability, the APS Peer Helper Suicide Prevention Program has been evaluated separately. This process evaluation synthesizes information from multiple data sources to better understand how the CS and FNCH programs function, what short-term outcomes they have realized, and their potential for addressing suicidality in their target populations. We evaluate provider performance based on current suicidality literature, national standards and best practices, and the organizational expectations for the program.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, June 30, 2021

January 2022

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report analyzes the jail population at a point in time (June 30, 2021). The document gives an overview of the population and capacity of the jail. It also discusses changes in bookings, releases, length of stay, population demographics, highest charges, and sentencing information over time. Also included is information on the public safety assessment (PSA) recommendation level and preventive detention holds over time.

2021

The Public Safety Assessment Preventive Detention and Rebuttable Presumptions in Bernalillo County

December 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This study assesses the impact of several options for rebuttable presumptions, which are a series of charges or conditions that can result in automatic detention of a defendant. The options included a recently proposed bill, an option for firearm related charges, and detention based on the highest risk category on the Public Safety Assessment (PSA). Outcome measures including the Failure to Appear (FTA), New Criminal Activity (NCA), and New Violent Criminal Activity (NVCA) for assessed cases are analyzed overall, by score, and compared across the rebuttable presumption options. Additionally, this study includes information on the crime type for the assessed case, pretrial detention motions and outcomes, and adherence and deviation to PSA recommendation categories.

The Public Safety Assessment, Preventive Detention, and Rebuttable Presumptions in Bernalillo County, Report in Brief

December 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This 2-page report in brief summarizes the findings of the rebuttable presumptions study, including the outcome measures Failure to Appear (FTA), New Criminal Activity (NCA), and New Violent Criminal Activity (NVCA) for assessed cases compared across several rebuttable presumption options.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Peer Drop-In Center Process Evaluation

December 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

In August 2018, Bernalillo County contracted New Day Youth & Family Services and Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery to establish Peer Support Drop-In Centers (PDIs). PDIs intended to offer low-barrier peer-operated supportive services, including (but not limited to): housing and employment opportunities, decrease substance usage, provide physically and psychologically safe environments, basic needs items, and life skills classes. UNM ISR’s CARA conducted a mixed-method process evaluation to study the implementation of PDI programs. Our report summarizes results of semi-structured interviews with program staff, client-level record reviews, and service observations. The process evaluation describes providers’ adherence to program-identified evidence-based practices, program fidelity to logic and process maps, assesses data collection practices and completeness, and recommends improvements to support preparation for future outcome evaluations. CARA concluded PDIs could improve client data collection practices, establish structured and recurring programming/services, and identify clear measurable goals/objectives. Notably, Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery was the only PDI program to integrate peer support workers and was most prepared for an outcome evaluation.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Youth Transitional Living Services Process Evaluation

November 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Youth Transitional Living Services (YTLS) programs funded by the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) began in June of 2018. Four agencies were selected to address underlying causes of homelessness and housing instability among youth 14 to 24 years old. The County provided funding to “…enhance an assortment of services, which when provided with supportive housing could lead to self-sufficiency and stable, permanent housing.”. Almost 250 youth were clients in one or more of these programs in the two and a half years this evaluation spans (May 2018 [program inception] through June 2021). This evaluation synthesizes information from multiple data sources to study the implementation of the YTLS.

Bail Reform: Motions for Pretrial Detention and their Outcomes

August 2021

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to complete a multi-phase study assessing New Mexico’s bail reform efforts. This report is from the third phase of the study, and focuses on preventative detention motions filed by prosecutors across New Mexico. The study addresses three overarching questions: 1) What are the estimated rates of filing for preventative detention? 2) What are the outcomes of these motions? 3) What case and defendant characteristics are associated with prosecutors’ decisions to file for preventative detention and how these are related to pretrial detention outcomes? The study includes an assessment of the use of bail as a condition of release, length of pretrial detention, and rates of pretrial failure.

Fast Facts: Bail Reform: Pretrial Detention Motions and their Outcomes

August 2021

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

This Fast Facts report highlights key findings from the New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center's full-length report examining preventative detention motions filed by prosecutors across New Mexico. The study addresses three overarching questions: 1) What are the estimated rates of filing for preventative detention? 2) What are the outcomes of these motions? 3) What case and defendant characteristics are associated with prosecutors’ decisions to file for preventative detention and how these are related to pretrial detention outcomes? The study includes an assessment of the use of bail as a condition of release, length of pretrial detention, and rates of pretrial failure.

Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS): DWI Enforcement Report

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report evaluates Bernalillo County law enforcement activities funded by local DWI (LDWI) funds through the Local Government Division (LGD) of the Department of Finance Administration (DFA). Activity data on enforcement methods, frequency, citations and arrests from August 2019 – May 2020 are compiled and described. The report includes a brief review of extant literature on DWI law enforcement methods, programs and effectiveness and makes recommendations for Bernalillo law enforcement methods and data collection.

Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS): All Star Program Review

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report is a process evaluation of the Public Safety Psychology Group (PSPG) All Stars program for the 2020-2021 school year. This evaluation includes a review of PSPG program materials, student pre- and post-surveys conducted as part of the program, program evaluations completed by previous All Stars program students, incident reports filled out by All Stars staff between 2018 and early 2020, and lastly, observations of the All Stars program in Albuquerque Public Schools (virtual) classrooms conducted by ISR staff. All Stars program materials and observation findings are compared with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) prevention principles.

Bernalillo County Health Initiative: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) Process Evaluation Report in Brief

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This 4-page synopsis of the Bernalillo County funded Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) process evaluation highlights findings from four community-based providers and their fidelity to their models. This entails a description of the evaluation design as well as abbreviated summaries of the four providers’ program design and services.

Peer Case Management Report in Brief

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This 6-page report in brief summarizes the key findings of a process evaluation of Centro Sávila and Crossroads for Women’s peer case management programs from July 2019 - April 2021 and describes elements of program fidelity, dose, and reach using data from monthly performance measures, staff interviews, quarterly client-satisfaction surveys, and client-level data. This report in brief also identifies methodological and evidence-based recommendations to improve process flow and data quality.

Peer Case Management Process Evaluation

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report is a process evaluation of Centro Sávila and Crossroads for Women’s peer case management programs from July 2019 - April 2021. This report relies on data from four primary sources – (1) monthly performance measure data, (2) 15 semi-structured staff interviews, (3) quarterly client-satisfaction surveys, and (4) client-level data from our record review of 604 program participants. Specifically, we highlight findings on (1) the number of clients served by both programs, (2) the duration and frequency of case management meetings, (3) the scope of intake and screening tool administration, (4) the demographic and SDOH predictors of clients’ service utilization, (5) longitudinal changes in program enrollment, and (6) the results of stakeholder interviews and client satisfaction surveys. Additionally, this report identifies specific recommendations for improving the quality of performance measure reporting, strategies for increasing client engagement with case managers, and strategies for administering assessment tools in a trauma-informed fashion and notes potential methodological limitations which may constrain the scope of future outcome evaluations.

Bernalillo County Public Safety Assessment Validation Study, Report in Brief

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report in brief summarizes findings of the validity study of the public safety assessment (PSA), including findings for overall validity, validity by race, gender and overall outcomes and adherence.

Bernalillo County Public Safety Assessment Validation Study

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This study assesses validity of the public safety assessment (PSA), specifically the ability to predict the likelihood of an individual to fail to appear at a future court hearing, commit a new crime, or commit a new violent crime during their pretrial period. Validity is reviewed for race and gender and overall outcomes and adherence are discussed.

Bernalillo County Health Initiative: Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) Process Evaluation Report in Brief

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This 4-page synopsis of the Bernalillo County Mobile Crisis Team process evaluation highlights findings about how MCTs are deployed, their on-scene service delivery, and client follow-up and case management practices. Abbreviated versions of the program history, data sources, and recommendation round out this brief.

Bernalillo County Health Initiative: Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) Process Evaluation

June 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Bernalillo County Mobile Crisis Team program pairs master’s level clinicians with specially trained Albuquerque Police Department Officers and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies to respond to 911 calls with a behavioral health element. The process evaluation covers the MCT program from its inception (February 2018) to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico (March 2020). Data from ride-along observations, call for service data from both law enforcement agencies, clinician records, and a survey of MCT members are synthesized to understand how the Bernalillo County MCTs are dispatched, how they function, what short-term outcomes they affect, and the long-term, systemic effects they might realize.

Report in Brief: Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services CARE Campus Review, January 2014 – August 2019

February 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report-in-brief reviews services provided by Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Comprehensive Assessment and Resiliency through Excellence (CARE) campus programs during January 2014 through August 2019. The five programs reviewed are the Public Inebriate Intervention Program (PIIP), the Addiction Treatment Program (ATP), the Detoxification and Treatment Program (Detox), the Supportive Aftercare Community Program (SAC), and the Milagro Mariposa Program (Mariposa). In addition to describing the characteristics of services provided and served population, the report also explores healthcare system engagement by ATP and Detox clients before and after program participation. Key findings include an increasing concentration of services among a smaller group of clients through 2017; highest frequencies of per-person service use among Native Americans and seniors; and the tendency of ATP and Detox clients to increase their receipt of medical services following their first participation in the programs.

Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services CARE Campus Review, January 2014 – August 2019

February 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report reviews services provided by Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Comprehensive Assessment and Resiliency through Excellence (CARE) campus programs during January 2014 through August 2019. The five programs reviewed are the Public Inebriate Intervention Program (PIIP), the Addiction Treatment Program (ATP), the Detoxification and Treatment Program (Detox), the Supportive Aftercare Community Program (SAC), and the Milagro Mariposa Program (Mariposa). In addition to describing the characteristics of services provided and served population, the report also explores healthcare system engagement by ATP and Detox clients before and after program participation. The average client received services from any of the programs on nearly five occasions, summing to 65,000 campus visits across over 14,000 people. The service review found an increasing concentration of services among a smaller group of clients through 2017; highest frequencies of per-person service use among Native Americans and seniors; and the tendency of ATP and Detox clients to increase their receipt of medical services following their first participation in the programs. The report speculates that post-program medical encounter increases for these clients reflect the connection of clients to previously under-utilized physical and behavioral health treatments, especially among ATP participants who fully completed the program

Bernalillo County Health Initiative: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) Process Evaluation

February 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) program contracted seven providers to provide services to at risk children and their families across the full continuum of services including primary prevention, identification, early intervention, support and treatment, harm reduction, outreach, and services in children’s homes and within the community. The process evaluation covers the ACEs program from its inception (July 2017) to the end of the contracts (June 2021). This study includes a review of program required performance measures for all seven providers, service data of clients and their families served by the four community based programs, and interviews with staff from the four community-based programs.

State of New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department - Statewide Needs Assessment

January 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report reviews the findings of a pilot needs assessment on older adult need in New Mexico. Data were analyzed according to (1) statewide trends, (2) Planning and Service Areas (PSA), and (3) six pilot cities. PSA 5, which includes Navajo Nation was excluded, because data were not available. In general, we found that older adult need varied by PSA, but was especially high in PSA 6, encompassing tribal areas throughout New Mexico. Preliminary findings from field observations also indicated that PSAs may support populations from neighboring states, cities, or counties. Consumer data revealed that Congregate Meals and Home Delivered Meals accounted for the majority of services provided by ALTSD. It remains unknown whether older adults in New Mexico primarily need or desire those services—further research is needed to better understand this. UNM ISR concluded that the pilot needs assessment demonstrated the importance of conducting qualitative and community-level assessments of need among older adults.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Risk-Needs Framework Scores and New Bookings Alignment Review

January 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report investigates the alignment of scores on the Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs Framework (“risk-needs framework”) with recidivism likelihood as part of a broader evaluation of the Resource Reentry Center (RRC) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) in Bernalillo County. Recidivism is operationalized as a subsequent arrest beyond an initial booking into the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC). The capacity of the risk-needs framework to predict new bookings is compared with that of the Proxy Risk to Recidivate Screener (“Proxy”), one of the screening tools used to construct risk-needs framework scores. Retrospective analysis of jail data over an eight-month period for over 6,000 inmates originally released between July and October 2019 indicates that risk-needs framework scores do not correspond to jail readmission rates or length of stay in a consistent manner. The Proxy scores align much more closely with subsequent bookings and length of stay. If the goal of the risk-needs framework is at least partly to predict recidivism risk, this report recommends the Proxy be used in lieu of the full framework to screen arrestees’ risk to reoffend.

Preliminary Review of Administrative Data for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

January 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report is a preliminary review of data for a sample of inmate released to the Resource Reentry Center during fiscal year 2020 who were to have received services as part of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. Data on a sample of these program clients was reviewed to determine if the data was available and complete.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, December 31, 2020

January 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This is an analysis of the jail population at a point in time (December 31, 2020). The document gives an overview of the population including bookings and releases, length of stay, inmate demographics, sentencing status, charge information, assessment data, and preventive detention holds.

Education and Training Report in Brief

January 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This 4-page report in brief reviews eight contracts and performance measure data for Education and Training programs from March 2019 – November 2020 for the following behavioral health care providers: All Faiths, ARCA, BCCHC, MITC, NMBLC, NAMI - NM, and Serna Solutions. The purpose of this report is to describe the nature and short-term impact of different education and training interventions on training satisfaction metrics and short-term effects on training-related knowledge. The report in brief also highlights limitations to existing performance measure reporting and offers recommendations for improving performance measure data quality.

Education and Training Program Review

January 2021

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report is a summary review of seven different behavioral healthcare providers’ Education and Training programs from March 2019 – November 2020. In this report, we provide a brief overview of cumulative performance measures across all providers, the specific terms of each provider’s contracts, a summative review of each provider’s most recently provided performance measures, a review of provider-specific performance measures where applicable, and identify provider-specific barriers to, and successes with, program implementation. We conclude this report by identifying common process themes across providers, comment on some limitations of the reported performance measure data such as unknown survey response rates, unknown sample sizes, and the possibility of response biases, and offer recommendations for improving performance measure data reporting.

2020

Domestic Violence in New Mexico: Criminal Case Processing and Outcomes

December 2020

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to study the case processing of domestic and non-domestic aggravated and sexual assault cases. Two primary research questions guide the study. First, it explores whether there are criminal justice disparities among aggravated assault and sexual assault cases involving domestic violence relative to cases not involving domestic violence. Second, it examines whether female defendants are treated differently than male defendants. Overall, we find that case processing outcomes for domestic assault are either the same or less serious than case processing outcomes for non-domestic assault. These findings differ from those found in a national study conducted by BJS, but are similar to other findings in New Mexico and elsewhere. We also find that male defendants generally have more serious case processing outcomes than female defendants, but this is moderated somewhat by domestic violence involvement. This report describes these findings. A summary report can be found in the “Fast Facts” section of our website.

Fast Facts-Domestic Violence in New Mexico: Criminal Case Processing Outcomes

November 2020

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

This report provides highlights case processing outcomes for domestic and non-domestic violence related aggravated assault and sexual assault. It highlights key findings in criminal justice outcomes by domestic violence status and gender.

Executive Summary: Implementing Bail Reform in New Mexico

November 2020

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Analysis,
  • Research

New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center completed the second phase of a study examining bail reform in the state. This phase focuses on the implementation of bail reform primarily from the perspective of judges, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, and pretrial services staff. The purpose of this document is to briefly describe this study and present key findings. These findings are described in detail in the full-length report.

Mobile Crisis Team Screening and Assessment Tools and Procedures

November 2020

Centers:

  • CARA BHI

Type:

  • Literature Review

Mobile Crisis Teams (MCTs) are specialist behavioral health teams designed to provide psychiatric emergency care – including crisis assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, temporary shelter, and appropriate referral services – in naturalistic, non-clinical environments to individuals experiencing acute behavioral health crises. MCT units are usually comprised of a sworn LEO and a licensed clinician1 who are typically dispatched to crisis sites in response to 911 or crisis hotline calls (Kisely et al., 2010).

Evaluation Status Report-Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

November 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

Report in Brief: Bernalillo County Department of Behavorial Health Services CARE Campus Review, January 2014-August 2019

November 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report-in-brief reviews client characteristics, service use, and post-program medical encounters for the PIIP, ATP, Detox, SAC, and Mariposa programs of the DBHS CARE Campus for January 2014 through August 2019. Unique clients taking part in the programs decreased while the number of visits per capita rose over 2014-2017 and leveled off in 2018. Most clients were male, identified as White or Latino, and were in young to middle adulthood, but visits were highest among Native Americans and seniors. Clients of the ATP and Detox programs had elevated medical encounters post-program regardless of encounter type and increases were particularly steep for clients with the highest numbers of encounters. Increases in behavioral health encounters were higher among Detox than ATP clients for both mental health and substance use disorders.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: A 9-Year Follow-up on Recidivism Among Jail Inmates Released in 2010

November 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report follows a cohort of more than 28,000 inmates released from the Metropolitan Detention Center in 2010 over a nine-year follow-up time period. Overall recidivism is described as well as recidivism by sex, race/ethnicity, and age at release. Also presented are cumulative recidivism rates and rates by year of first return to custody.

Implementing Bail Reform in New Mexico

November 2020

Centers:

  • NMSAC

New Mexico voters passed a state constitutional amendment to reform bail practices in 2016. New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center is assessing bail reform efforts; this report represents the second phase of this multi-phase study. New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center staff conducted interviews with judges, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, and pretrial services employees to assess implementation of bail reform. This report documents findings from these interviews and other data, focusing on implementation, perceived impact, supports for the facilitation of bail reform, and areas for improvement. We provide recommendations for stakeholders in New Mexico and for those in other states considering or implementing bail reform.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population, June 30, 2020

October 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report analyzes the jail population at a point in time (June 30, 2020). The document gives an overview of the population and capacity of the jail. It also discusses changes in bookings, releases, length of stay, population demographics, highest charges, and sentencing information over time.

Full Report: Bernalillo Department of Behavioral Health Services CARE Campus Review, January 2014 - August 2019

August 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report reviews client characteristics and service use patterns for the PIIP, ATP, Detox, SAC, and Mariposa programs of the DBHS MATS Campus for January 2014 through August 2019. It also describes subsequent client contacts with healthcare providers following their participation in the programs. The analysis finds an increasingly smaller group of clients received more services per capita over 2014-2017 and per capita visits were highest among Native Americans and seniors. On average, clients of the ATP and Detox programs increased their contacts with healthcare providers following their initial participation in the programs. These increases were evident regardless of whether encounters involved emergency, inpatient, or outpatient services and were particularly steep for clients with the highest frequencies of medical treatment overall.

Be Above the Influence Curriculum and Envision Your Future Program Review

June 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report reviews the DBHS DWI division prevention programs Envision Your Future (EYF) and the Be Above the Influence (BATI) curriculum. These reviews are designed as process evaluations and not outcome evaluations. Neither program has been studied as part of the Institute for Social Research’s rolling evaluation plan of DBHS programs.

Evaluation Status Report-Mobile Crisis Teams

June 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Beginning in May 2018, co-responder Mobile Crisis Teams (MCTs) were created to provide specialized responses to 911 calls involving a behavioral health element. Law enforcement personnel from the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) are paired with licensed clinicians from HopeWorks to provide on-scene crisis management, assessment and referrals. This two page update was presented by the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services to the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners at their regular administrative meeting on August 25, 2020. The report highlights evaluation activities to-date and preliminary insights into the implementation and effectiveness of these BHI-funded MCTs.

Failure to Appear and New Criminal Activity: Outcome Measures for Preventive Detention and Public Safety Assessments

January 2020

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report reviews the impact of preventive detention motions on the Failure to Appear (FTA) and New Criminal Activity (NCA) rate for individuals in Bernalillo County charged with felony crimes and for which the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) was administered and used in the pretrial release decision making process from the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC).

2019

Bernalillo County Public Safety Assessment Review: July 2017 to March 2019

December 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This report reviews one of these pretrial risk assessment instruments and the use of this instrument in cases spanning both the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court (BCMC) and the Second Judicial District Court (SJDC) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Bernalillo County implemented the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) in June 2017. The pretrial phase of a criminal case takes place at the beginning of the court case, after arrest, and prior to the trial and final disposition of the case.

Bail Reform: Baseline Measures

October 2019

Centers:

  • NMSAC

In 2016, the voters of New Mexico passed a constitutional amendment to reform bail practices in the state. We are conducting a multi-phase study assessing the bail reform efforts. The first phase establishes baseline measures using data from four New Mexico counties (Chaves, Doña Ana, Luna, and Santa Fe). This report measures pre-reform bail practices, including release decisions, pretrial detention rate and length of stay, and pretrial failure rates.

Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services MATS Programs Review

October 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report reviews five Metropolitan Assessment Treatment Services (MATS) programs for the period of April 17, 2013 through June 30, 2018: the Public Inebriate Intervention Program (PIIP), Addiction Treatment Program (ATP), Detoxification and Treatment Program (Detox), Supportive Aftercare Community Program (SAC), and Mariposa Program (Mariposa).

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Mobile Crisis Teams Call For Service February 2018 thru July 2019

September 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico are designed to improve the outcomes of 911 police calls for service (CFS) in which an individual is having a behavioral health crisis by having both an officer and licensed clinician respond to the crisis.

MDC Receiving Screen Preliminary Data Review, February-May 2019

August 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This is an initial and preliminary review of a small selection of data collected during the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) intake process using the recently implemented (February 2019) Receiving Screen form.

Assessing Record Linkage Matches Using String Distance Measures

July 2019

Centers:

  • NMSAC

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center (NMSAC) often links records in two or more datasets using some combination of personal identifiers, including Soundex name matching. After the matches are completed, staff manually checks each matching name pair to assess whether the match is a good one. This process is time consuming. The purpose of this project was to explore the efficacy of using string distance algorithms to minimize the amount of time spent on manual review. This report summarizes our findings.

Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services: Updated Program Review

May 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report provides a preliminary review of five Bernalillo County Metropolitan Assessment Treatment Services (MATS) programs. These include the Public Inebriate Intervention Program (PIIP), the Addiction Treatment Program (ATP), the Detoxification and Treatment Program (Detox), the Supportive Aftercare Community Program (SAC), and the Milagro Mariposa Program (Mariposa).

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Preliminary Review Mobile Crisis Teams Calls For Service Data

April 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Data Collection

The following reviews CFS data that was received for the months of February 2018 through September 2018 from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Within this time period Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque have funded four MCTs which have been dispatched to a total of 1,536 CFS.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative: Preliminary Review Mobile Crisis Teams Clinician Encounter Data

April 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Data Collection

This report describes data collected by the clinicians assigned to the MCTs and provides insight into the services provided by clinicians to clients involved in MCT calls for service. This report is based on data from the months of February 2018 through October 2018 provided by Hope Works. Hope Works is the agency responsible for the clinicians involved in MCTs.

2018

Substance Use among New Mexico Probationers and Parolees

August 2018

Centers:

  • NMSAC

The NMSAC received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to complete a study of substance use among New Mexico probationers and parolees. This study examines trends in positive substance tests over a span of 12 years, and explores the characteristics of individuals who tested positive for one or more substances. The study highlights the use of opioids among the probationer and parolee population in New Mexico. This report summarizes these findings.

Correlates of Substance Use Preferences and Prison Revocations

August 2018

Centers:

  • NMSAC

The NMSAC received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to complete this study, which has two objectives. First, it examines the correlates of substance use by substance type. Second, it explores whether substance use type, particularly opioid use, influences revocation of community supervision. The findings from this study indicate that the risk factors associated with substance use vary by substance type. Only two variables—a history of substance use and parolee status—were associated with increased odds of substance use regardless of the substance type. The odds of testing positive for specific substances differed by specific demographic characteristics, social capital, stability, current offense, and criminal history. These results indicate there may be different risk and protective factors associated with the choice of substance. The findings also indicate that the odds of returning to prison are highest for those who use stimulants, with or without opioids, holding all other factors constant. Other variables, such as current offense, supervision level, and violation history were associated with revocations, as were demographic variables including gender and race. This report summarizes these findings.

Bookings and case dispositions: Violent, property, and drug crimes in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

May 2018

Centers:

  • NMSAC

The NMSAC completed a study funded by the Drug Policy Alliance. The purpose of the study was to track court case outcomes of individuals booked into a New Mexico county detention center. It includes those whose most serious offenses involved a violent crime, property crime, or drug offense. An important component of the study was to examine drug-related bookings and court case outcomes by drug type. We found over half of the cases were dismissed. Further, court disposition was associated with personal and case characteristics. However, this varied by offense type. This report summarizes those findings.

2017

Absconding and Other Supervision Violations: A Study of Probationers, Parolees, and Dual Supervision in New Mexico

August 2017

Centers:

  • NMSAC

This report summarizes the results of our study of probation and parole violations within New Mexico, emphasizing absconding violations. We summarize rates of probation/parole violations, average time to violations, and rates of return to prison. In addition, we examine rates of absconding by socio-economic and spatial characteristics. Finally, using multivariate analyses, we assess which individual, supervision, and community characteristics are associated with time to absconding and absconding behavior. This study was funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Executive Summary: Pretrial Detention and Case Processing Measures: A Study of Nine New Mexico Counties

May 2017

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center completed a study of pretrial case processing measures and pretrial detention within nine New Mexico counties. The purpose of this document is to describe the study and present key findings. These findings are described in detail in the full-length report entitled “Pretrial Detention and Case Processing Measures: A Study of Nine New Mexico Counties.”

Pretrial Detention and Case Processing Measures: A Study of Nine New Mexico Counties

May 2017

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center completed a study of pretrial case processing measures and pretrial detention within nine New Mexico counties. This study addresses multiple objectives. First, this study was intended to explore the feasibility of developing case processing performance measures that are more robust than those currently used. Second, this study is intended to understand the extent of pretrial detention and the factors associated with pretrial detention. Third, we assess the degree to which pretrial detention decisions appear to be accurate. Finally, we explored whether pretrial detention influences case processing and outcomes.

Process Evaluation of the Bernalillo County - Be Above the Influence Marketing Campaign

January 2017

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report reviews the Bernalillo County Be Above the Influence marketing campaign. The Be Above the Influence (B-ATI) marketing campaign began in July 2014 as a program to encourage teens in Bernalillo county to choose not to drink, do drugs, bully others, or commit violent acts.

2016

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP): Tavern Taxi and Pick me Up Take me home Report

September 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Tavern Taxi and Pick me up, Take me out are community based programs that are used to provide free, safe, and confidential rides to intoxicated drivers. The Bernalillo County Tavern Taxi program provides free rides to Albuquerque bar patrons when the bartender, or waiter/waitress calls a local cab company and requests a ride for an inebriated patron.

SafeTeen New Mexico Program 2016 Survey Results

September 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The following is a preliminary review of a survey administered to Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students who were involved in the SafeTeen New Mexico School-Based Awareness Program during the past school year. Safe Teen uses the “Diffusion of Innovation” method to create behavior change in youth.

Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center Population Snapshot June 2016

November 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This is an analysis of the jail population at a point in time (June 30, 2016). The document gives an overview of the population. It also discusses the population growth as well as the sentencing status and highest charges.

City of Albuquerque Heading Home Initiative Cost Study Report Final

May 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This study focuses on a cost analysis that compares the cost of a wide variety of different services, which are described for standardized time periods before study group members entered the Heading Home Initiative program to the cost of services after study group members entered the Heading Home Initiative program for a similar time period.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Heading Home Cost Study

May 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

The goal of this research is to study the cost benefit of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Heading Home Initiative (AHH). The research is designed to study the costs before and after the provision of housing for chronically homeless persons in Albuquerque, N.M. This report includes a brief literature review, a short methodology section, a brief description of the study sample, and an analysis of interview and official service and cost data.

Evaluation of Bernalillo County Metropolitan Area Project Safe Neighborhoods

April 2016

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Program Evaluation,
  • Project,
  • Analysis,
  • Data Collection

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) was implemented in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan area. PSN is a national initiative aimed at reducing firearm and gang-related violent crime. This process evaluation details project activities, implementation facilitators and barriers, and offers suggestions for improvement and future directions.

College Student Athletes Early Intervention Program at the University of New Mexico

March 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) contracts and works with the Public Safety Psychology Group (PSPG), Media Literacy and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) in an effort to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Due to the age of college athletes, and the above average risk of heavy episodic drinking, getting to these groups of students early in their college and sport careers is vital.

City of Albuquerque Police Department On Body Camera System Research

February 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This research study had several goals: document the use of the Albuquerque Police Department On-Body Camera System; provide information useful for informing the development of a policy regarding the use of the camera system and provide information to inform a method to audit the policy and the use of the camera system by police officers. Recommendations from the study incorporate call for service and video data as well as focus group input of field and investigative police officers.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Police Department On Body Camera System Research

February 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

A brief version of the research study of the Albuquerque Police Department on body camera system. The study had several goals: document the use of the Albuquerque Police Department On-Body Camera System; provide information useful for informing the development of a policy regarding the use of the camera system and provide information to inform a method to audit the policy and the use of the camera system by police officers. Recommendations from the study incorporate call for service and video data as well as focus group input of field and investigative officers.

Fall 2015 UNM Latina/o Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

January 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

The purpose of this report is to detail the responses to a survey administered to the participants of the Fall 2015 Latina/o Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship. Hosted jointly by the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico (UNM), the Fellowship Program provides Latina/o graduate students with resources, networks, and skills in order to support them in completing their degree programs and increase their representation within academic and professional organizations.

Assessment of PREP: Longitudinal Survey Analysis

January 2016

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This is the second report of the longitudinal study of the PREP program performed by the University of New Mexico - Institute for Social Research.

2015

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) Implementation Research

September 2019

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The mission of The Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) is to provide programming and services that reduce the impact of alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drug dependence, and drug abuse on the individuals, the community, the criminal justice systems, and the healthcare system in Bernalillo County.

Evaluation of New Mexico’s Men’s and Women’s Recovery Academies

June 2017

Type:

  • Program Evaluation,
  • Analysis

In conjunction with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission, staff from the New Mexico Statistical Analysis completed an initial evaluation of the Men’s and Women’s New Mexico Recovery Academies. This report details our findings.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Report

November 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This study involves pre and post training surveys of all eligible Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) staff, contractors, and volunteers who participate in PREA training. The report includes several sections including a review of existing data maintained by the MDC to document PREA related incidents at the MDC; a brief description of the development of the PREA trainings; the analysis of the PREA training pre- and post-surveys; and a conclusion with recommendations.

Pathways to a Healthy Bernalillo County Program - A Cost Study

October 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

The main objective of this cost study is to estimate the efficacy of Pathways using two major outcomes, total UNMH hospital group charges and total number of visits to UNMH hospital group sites. From an initial pre and post comparison cost study conducted, we found that both total charges and visits for Pathways clients increased from the pre period to the post period across a variety of participants, type of care, services, and diagnoses.

Executive Summary: New Mexico Recovery Academy Evaluation Study

September 2015

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

In conjunction with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission, staff from the New Mexico Statistical Analysis completed an initial evaluation of the Men’s and Women’s New Mexico Recovery Academies. Key findings are summarized in this document.

2015 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Academy Participant Survey Report

July 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report describes the results of a survey administered to the participants of the 2015 Graduate and Professional Student Academy.

2014-2015 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

July 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report describes the results of a survey administered to the participants of the 2014- 2015 Latina/o Graduate Fellowship. Hosted jointly by the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico, the Fellowship Program provides Latina/o graduate students with resources, networks, and skills in order to support them in completing their degree programs and increase their representation within academic and professional organizations.

City of Albuquerque, Collaborative on Police - Community Relations - Phase One Report

June 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Research

This study had two goals. First, to assess the implementation of the Collaborative following the process outlined in City Council Resolution R-2014-052 (Appendix A) and second to provide key themes distilled from the different sources of information described later. These key themes will be used during the Phase 2 Feedback Sessions to help in the drafting of community goals that will be prioritized. In Phase 3 the community goals will be implemented and a committee will be established to monitor and track progress to keep the process moving forward. The Collaborative was created by an Albuquerque City Council Resolution (R-2014-052) signed and enacted by the City Council and Mayor. The City of Albuquerque Office of Diversity and Human Rights and the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution were given the responsibility for implementing the Collaborative.

Prison Program Utilization and Recidivism among Female Inmates in New Mexico

May 2015

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Project,
  • Research

This study focused on two aspects of in-prison programming among female inmates in New Mexico. First, we sought to understand the factors that influence in-prison program utilization. Second, we explored the impact of participation in prison programming on recidivism.

Catholic Health Initiatives St. Joseph's Children Home Visiting Program Implementation Review

May 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The purpose of this study is to determine how well the CHI SJC program adheres to the program design and how well the program follows known best practices and/or science based practices. The CHI SJC program has not been studied to determine how the program operates. This study uses interviews of program administrators and staff, observations of services, focus groups, and a review of client files.

Executive Summary: Prison Program Utilization and Recidivism among Female Inmates in New Mexico

April 2015

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Research

This document summarizes the key findings from our study of prison program utilization and recidivism among female inmates in New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse: Public Inebriate Intervention Program

January 2015

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

A report on Bernalillo County's Public Inebriate Intervention Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2014

Graduate Resource Center: Report in Brief

August 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report provides a review of GRC research focused on documenting the implementation of the GRC and progress towards meeting the goals of the GRC. This is done by synthesizing the results of five recent reports by ISR of the GRC. This report also includes a description of the GRC.

Bookings on Citable Charges: An Analysis of Arrests and Bookings in the Metropolitan Detention Center

August 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

The purpose of this study is to determine the number of persons who are arrested and booked in the Metropolitan Detention Center on a citable offense. We categorized petty misdemeanor arrests into 5 categories: drug, public order, property, traffic, and violent crimes. Based on these categories we calculated the most frequent types of crimes in each category, the number of arrests for each category in a particular month, the average length of stay overall, and the average length of stay for each category.

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs: Assessment Center Review

July 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report reviews the Bernalillo County DSAP Assessment Center, its processes, the population it manages, the program options available to individuals coming to the Assessment Center, and a sample of cases assessed and referred by the AC to its program treatment options. The report makes several observations and recommendations for the AC to enjoin in its pilot program. Additionally, the report reviews programs around the nation using similar admissions or receiving processes, and reviews the design of an effective workflow process borrowed from the field of business process management and matched to the accessing and referring tasks the Assessment Center handles.

2014 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Academy Participant Survey Report

July 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report is based on the responses of 9 students to a web-based survey they were asked to complete as part of their Academy requirements. A total of 9 students participated in the Academy. The survey included various sections including a section requesting demographic information, educational background, employment history, their use and satisfaction with GRC/GSFI services, their opinions and experiences with their graduate program, reasons why they go to graduate school and finishing graduate school, their experiences with the Academy and their aspirations following graduate school.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative 2014 Student Survey Report

July 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report provides the results of the 2014 survey of the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and the Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) participants and Graduate Studies (GS) students who did not participate in any GRC/GSFI services.

New Mexico Bail Bond Schedules: A Comparison of Bernalillo County's Bond Schedule to 21 New Mexico Jurisdictions

June 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

This brief report compares the approved Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and the Second District Court bail-bond schedule for misdemeanors and felonies, to the bond schedules used in 21 other jurisdictions in New Mexico.

2013-2014 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

June 2014

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

The graduate fellowship offered by El Centro de la Raza and the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is intended to provide the Latina/o graduate community with academic support, resources, networks, and skills in order to help them successfully complete their graduate degrees.

Motor Transport Police Division Staffing Study Report in Brief

June 2014

Centers:

  • NMSC

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The main effort of the study involves a staffing study of the uniformed patrol officers and the non-patrol civilian transport inspectors of MTPD. The report contains three sections; each section addresses one of the three contracted topics, i.e., staffing study, bypass routes, and fee structure.

Motor Transport Police Division Staffing Study Final Report

June 2014

Centers:

  • NMSC

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

The main effort of the study involves a staffing study of the uniformed patrol officers and the non-patrol civilian transport inspectors of MTPD. The report contains three sections; each section addresses one of the three contracted topics, i.e., staffing study, bypass routes, and fee structure.

Adolescent Treatment Centers: Literature Review and Issues in New Mexico

May 2014

Centers:

  • NMSC

Type:

  • Literature Review

The primary purpose of this report is to briefly review existing literature on publicly funded adolescent RTC's in relation to New Mexico's Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center. Specific areas of interest include gaining a better understanding of the best practices and guidelines for RTC's as well as a better understanding of the challenges such facilities face.

nmsc-charge-table-14.1.zip

March 2014

Centers:

  • NMSC

Assessment of the Second Judicial District Court Pretrial Services Office

February 2014

Centers:

  • NMSC

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Testing the effectiveness of the pilot program was focused to a process evaluation and comparison to known best practices. A significant finding was that neither the MDC nor the SJDC-PTS through January 2014 had implemented a risk assessment tool. This finding meant that a number of routine output and performance measures recognized as best practices and PTS guidelines could not be completed for this study.

Assessment of the Second Judicial District Court Pretrial Services Office: Report in Brief

February 2014

Centers:

  • NMSC

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This study was undertaken to evaluate the implementation of the expanded SJDC pretrial services division. The study was performed in two parts. First, we reviewed the SJDC-PTS and compared processes during FY13 to best practices found in the literature. Second, we analyzed the type and amount of services provided to PTS clients before and during FY13.

2013

Review of Services Provided by the Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative October 2012-September 2013

December 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This document reports information collected from TutorTrac in 2013-2013. Information is reported for October 2012 through September 2013.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative Workshop Evaluations October 2012 - September 2013

December 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report covers the workshop evaluations completed by students who attended the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) workshops between October 2012 and September 2013.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population - Briefing Note

December 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This report illustrates the population of the MDC continues to exceeds the design capacity and operational capacity.

Executive Summary: Civil Legal Needs of Low Income New Mexicans

November 2013

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Project,
  • Analysis

Civil Legal Needs of Low Income New Mexicans

November 2013

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Type:

  • Project,
  • Analysis

City of ABQ Heading Home Initiative Cost Study Phase 1

September 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

The primary purpose of this study was to report on the cost effectiveness of the Heading Home Initiative program using two methods that have been used in previous studies. Similar to other studies and the previously completed Housing First Cost Study (2011) this study found a net cost benefit. The estimated benefit is fairly large and is conservative. With more complete information (i.e. emergency medical services and ambulance transports) we believe this benefit would have been greater.

City of ABQ Heading Home Cost Study Report in Brief

September 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

The goal of this research is to study the cost benefit of the Albuquerque New Mexico Heading Home Initiative. This report includes a brief literature review, a short methodology section, a brief description of the study sample, and an analysis of study interview and cost data.

Estimated Number of Offenders in Nw Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in October Eligible for Controlled Release

September 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) staff is an estimate of the number of individuals in New Mexico Correction Department (NMCD) facilities who might be eligible for controlled release (1978 NMSA 33-9-5, Adult Community Corrections Act).

Reasons for Probation Violation Arrests and Bookings in a Sample of New Mexico's County Detention Facilities

July 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

The goals of this study were to explore the reasons for adult probation violation bookings and to find the number of times an offender had violations that were recorded but did not result in arrest. In 2012, the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) published a report entitled, Length of Stay in Detention Facilities: A Profile of Seven New Mexico Counties (August 2012). This analysis is meant to supplement that report by providing additional information concerning arrestees in jail for a probation violation.

Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences & Victimization Among New Mexico's Female Inmate Population: Implications for Correctional Programming

July 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) partnered with the New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository (NMIVDCR) to analyze victimization survey data that the Repository collected from women prisoners in New Mexico. This report looks at childhood exposure to household dysfunction and lifetime incidence of various types of physical and sexual abuse. In addition to establishing baseline incidence numbers for female offenders in New Mexico, the report compares this data to national incidence among non-offender and offender populations.

New Mexico Prison Population Forecast: FY 2014-FY2023

July 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

This prison population forecast was prepared by the New Mexico Sentencing Commission. The forecast is designed to assist the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) in assessing immediate and future inmate populations. This report also includes information that may be of interest to policy makers during discussions of the correctional system. Sentencing Commission staff held quarterly meetings (September 2012, January 2013 and June 2013) with NMCD staff to review inmate population trends and to discuss factors that may affect the forecast.

Review of Services Provided by the Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative October 2011-September 2012

June 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report provides information collected from TutorTrac. The information is reported for October 2011 through September 2012.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative 2012 Student Survey Report

June 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report provides the results of the 2012 survey of the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and the Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) participants and Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) students who did not participate in any GRC/GSFI services.

2012-2013 UNM Latina/o Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

June 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

The information in this report is based on a web-based survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at UNM. Sixteen of the 19 students completed the survey. The survey included various sections including demographic information, educational background, employment history, their use and satisfaction with GRC/GSFI and El Centro services, their opinions and experiences with their graduate program, reasons why they go to graduate school and finishing graduate school, their experiences with the Fellowship and their aspirations following graduate school.

UNM Graduate and Professional Student Academy Participant Survey Report 2012-2013

June 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Survey

This report is based on the responses of 11 students to a web-based survey they were asked to complete as part of their UNM Graduate & Professional Student Academy requirements. The survey included various sections including demographic information, educational background, employment history, their use and satisfaction with GRC/GSFI services, their opinions and experiences with their graduate program, reasons why they go to graduate school and finishing graduate school, their experiences with the Academy and their aspirations following graduate school.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative Workshops Evaluations October 2011-September 2012

June 2013

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

This report describes the workshop evaluations completed by students who attended Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) workshops between October 2011 and September 2012 and completed a workshop evaluation.

Effect of Mental Health Diagnoses on Length of Stay in Two New Mexico Detention Facilities

April 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report is a supplement to "Length of Stay in Detention Facilities: A Profile of Seven New Mexico Counties" (August 2012) and presents an expanded analysis of arrestees who received mental health services

Effect of Competency and Diagnostic Evaluation on Length of Stay in a Sample of New Mexico Detention Facilities

April 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis supplements a NMSC 2012 length of stay report entitled "Length of Stay in Detention Facilities: A Profile of Seven New Mexico Counties." This report provides additional information concerning arrestees who had a competency hearing. The following literature review provides context for our analysis of the effect of competency on length of stay and discusses how competency differs from mental illness.

2012

Exploratory Sex Offender Recidivism Study

October 2013

Centers:

  • NMSC

This reports looks at recidivism for a 2004 cohort of sex offenders released in New Mexico who released from prison or received a probation sentence.

New Mexico Department of Public Safety Staffing Study: Final Report

December 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

In April 2012 the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS) contracted with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) to conduct a staffing study of several units of the DPS. This study includes patrol and non-patrol units. Following this introduction there is a review of relevant literature, a methods section, a description of the site and the DPS divisions and bureaus in the study, an analysis section, a discussion of the results, and a conclusion section.

New Mexico Department of Public Safety Staffing Study: Report in Brief

December 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

This is a 4-page report in brief of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Staffing Study: Final Report

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, FY 2012: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

December 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by male inmates released in fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012) who earned credits to their sentences under New Mexico's Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

Estimated Number of Offenders in New Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in October Eligible for Controlled Release

November 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission staff is an estimate of the number of individuals in New Mexico Correction Department facilities who might be eligible for controlled release (1978 NMSA 33-9-5, Adult Community Corrections Act).

Exploratory Sex Offender Recidivism Study: 2004 Probation Sentence & Prison Release Cohorts

September 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis was prepared by New Mexico Sentencing Commission staff. Available data sources were used. It is intended to exploratory in nature and not intended to be definitive and does not represent recidivism rates for sex offenders in New Mexico generally. It is important to note that this analysis does not track sex offenders who may have committed subsequent offenses in other jurisdictions. This analysis follows two groups: 1) 79 convicted sex offenders in a probation cohort who were sentenced to probation only in 2004; and 2) 126 convicted sex offenders who were released from prison in 2004. Offenders in both cohorts were convicted of a sex offense that required they register as a sex offender.

City of Albuquerque Yellow Light Timing Change and All-Red Clearance Interval Time Change Effectiveness Study Final Report.

September 2012

Centers:

  • CARA

This study reports on the safety impact of a change in the yellow light interval timings at 18 intersections in Albuquerque, and changes in the all-red light clearance timings at two intersections on the safety measured by changes in crashes and the type of severity of crashes.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Yellow Light Timing Change and All-Red Clearance Interval Timing Change Effectiveness Study.

September 2012

Centers:

  • CARA

This study reports on the safety impact of a change in the yellow light interval timings at 18 intersections in Albuquerque, and changes in the all-red light clearance timings at two intersections on the safety measured by changes in crashes and the type of severity of crashes.

Length of Stay in Detention Facilities: A Profile of Seven New Mexico Counties

August 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report looks at median length of stay in seven New Mexico county detention centers using June 30, 2010 as a snapshot date.

New Mexico's Female Prisoners: Exploring Recent Increases in the Inmate Population: Report in Brief

August 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

The female prison population has been increasing since calendar year 2010. However, a dramatic increase occurred in the beginning of 2011, surpassing both the projected population and the capacity of the New Mexico Women?s Correctional Facility (NMWCF). While the population has fluctuated some since that point, it has remained high in recent months since its peak in September 2011. It is expected that this trend will continue. The current research was initiated in an effort to discern the source of this increase.

New Mexico Prison Population Forecast: FY2013-FY2022

June 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides a forecast for the New Mexico prison population for fiscal years 2013 - 2022.

Appendices: New Mexico Prison Population Forecast: FY2013-FY2022

June 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

Appendices for the New Mexico Prison Population Forecast: FY2013-FY2022 report.

Analysis of the Impact of Juvenile Justice Programming in Nine New Mexico Counties

May 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this particular research task is to analyze the impact of juvenile justice programming in the nine selected New Mexico counties have on the juvenile justice system, and to study and report on how these programs contribute to the understanding of law enforcement and juvenile justice system factors, which perpetuate Disproportionate Minority Contact in New Mexico. The report was produced for CYFD and remain the sole property of CYFD and JJAC.

State of New Mexico Disproportionate Minority Contact Statewide Assessment: Preliminary Report

March 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this assessment is to begin to determine the mechanisms contributing to DMC in New Mexico. This assessment is based primarily on juvenile justice system data provided by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) Data Analysis/FACTS Bureau. Other sources of information used in this report include: relative rate index trends, the review of reports compiled by other states, a review of other literature, a review of the New Mexico juvenile justice system, and formal and informal discussions with CYFD staff. We also briefly describe other aspects of our research that includes a review of juvenile justice system prevention and intervention programs that provide additional context to the NM juvenile justice system. This report follows general guidelines provided by OJJDP for conducting a DMC statewide assessment/study. The reports were produced for CYFD and remain the sole property of CYFD and JJAC.

Executive Summary: State of New Mexico Disproportionate Minority Contact Statewide Assessment: Preliminary Report

March 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

The DMC mandate of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) requires states to institute multi- pronged intervention strategies including juvenile delinquency prevention efforts and system improvements to assure equal treatment of all youth. OJJDP requires states to complete an assessment that is submitted with their 3-Year Plan. Since June 2009, CYFD has contracted with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC), which is housed at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) to provide research services including the completion of the state?s assessment report.

Tracking Children With Juvenile Referrals to Determine if They Have Subsequent Contacts With the Adult Criminal Justice System: A Feasibility Study

February 2012

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) was interested in knowing if children who had referrals as juveniles subsequently get arrested or have court cases filed once they become adults. To this end, NMSC staff was asked to conduct a feasibility study to determine if a sample of children with referrals could be matched to data from the Dept. of Public Safety and the Administrative Office of the Courts. The report was produced for CYFD and remains the sole property of CYFD and JJAC.

2011

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, FY 2011: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

November 2011

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by male inmates released in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011) who earned credits to their sentences under New Mexico's Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

Assessment of PREP: Academic Year 2010-2011.

November 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

This report is the second in a series of annual reports to assess the PREP program at UNM. The PREP program is funded by the Minority Opportunities in Research section of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

Longitudinal Assessment of PREP 2006-2011.

November 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

In addition to annual assessments of the PREP program at UNM, the ISR and PREP staff worked in collaboration to assess the long-term affects attending PREP has had on former PREP scholars. This report provides the results of the web-based survey that former PREP scholars were asked to complete in order to assess the PREP program longitudinally.

Estimated Number of Offenders in New Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in October Eligible for Controlled Release

October 2011

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission staff is an estimate of the number of individuals in New Mexico Correction Department facilities who might be eligible for controlled release (1978 NMSA 33-9-5, Adult Community Corrections Act).

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Red Light Camera Study.

October 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

The goal of this study is to report on the traffic safety impact of the Red Light Camera (RLC) system in Albuquerque, N.M. The report in brief includes a literature review, a short methodology section, a brief description of the RLC system, and an analysis of study crash and cost data.

Report on the Project to Collect Uniform Crime Data in New Mexico, Phase 2.

August 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

This paper includes a brief review of the federal Uniform Crime Report (UCR) program and a description of the six Phase 2 Objectives and the efforts to achieve those Objectives. This report also highlights Phase 1 Objectives.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Housing First Cost Study.

August 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

The goal of this study is to research the cost benefit of the Albuquerque, N.M Housing First Program. The research is specifically designed to study the costs before and after the provision of housing for chronically homeless persons in Albuquerque, N.M.

Comparison of Case Outcomes: Household Member Assault/Battery Cases and Non-Household Member Assault/Battery Cases

June 2011

Centers:

  • NMSC

This study compares cases involving assault and battery on a household member. The existence of separate statutes allowed us to compare the case outcomes when the victim meets the household member definition compared to when the victim is not a household member.

New Mexico Prison Population Forecast: FY2012-FY2021

June 2011

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides a forecast for the New Mexico prison population for fiscal years 2012 - 2021.

Jail Diversion Literature Review

June 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

City of Albuquerque Housing First Cost Study Final Report.

May 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

The goal of this study is to research the cost benefit of the Albuquerque, N.M Housing First Program. The research is specifically designed to study the costs before and after the provision of housing for chronically homeless persons in Albuquerque, N.M.

Review of the Bernalillo County Addiction Treatment Program (ATP).

January 2011

Centers:

  • CARA

This report is an evaluation of the Bernalillo County Addiction Treatment Program (ATP). ATP is a single program with two components, a Jail-Based component and an Aftercare component. The purpose of this report is to assess whether the processes of the ATP Jail-Based and Aftercare components have been fully implemented.

2010

Report in Brief: Felony DWI Sentencing to Treatment Study.

December 2010

Centers:

  • CARA

This study determines the extent to which offenders convicted of a felony DWI are being sentenced to be screened using the state mandated screening instrument, the treatment received by DWI offenders and the sentences of DWI offenders compared to mandatory minimum sentences.

Assessment of PREP: Academic Year 2009-2010.

November 2010

Centers:

  • CARA

This report provides an annual assessment of the PREP program at UNM. It provides the results of a web-based survey of pre and post PREP scholars and mentors and makes future recommendations for the program based on the results and analysis of the survey.

Disproportionate Minority Contact

October 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This literature review provides a description of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) a well as strategies and programs for reducing DMC

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, FY 2010: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

October 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by female inmates released in fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009 ? June 30, 2010) who earned credits to their sentences under New Mexico's Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

Estimated Number of Offenders in New Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in October Eligible for Controlled Release

October 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission staff is an estimate of the number of individuals in New Mexico Correction Department facilities who might be eligible for controlled release (1978 NMSA 33-9-5, Adult Community Corrections Act).

City of Albuquerque Red Light Camera Study Final Report.

October 2010

Centers:

  • CARA

The overall goal of this study is to report in the safety impact of the Red Light Camera (RLC) system in Albuquerque, N.M. on traffic safety measured by changes in crashes, the type and severity of crashes, and changes in the cost of crashes.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Red Light Camera Study.

October 2010

Centers:

  • CARA

The overall goal of this study is to report in the safety impact of the Red Light Camera (RLC) system in Albuquerque, N.M. on traffic safety measured by changes in crashes, the type and severity of crashes, and changes in the cost of crashes.

Number of Offenders Confined in New Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in July 2009 for Possession of a Controlled Substance

September 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission staff is a count of individuals confined in New Mexico Corrections Department facilities in early July 2009 who were confined on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Section 30-31-23 NMSA 1978).

Final Report: External Evaluator's Final Report: GK-12 EMRGE Project.

August 2010

Centers:

  • CARA

This final report chronicles the GK 12 Ecohydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment Project.

A Review of Juvenile Justice Programs in New Mexico

July 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this literature review is to report on best practices in the area of juvenile justice intervention programs, focused on the four distinct program types that are the subject of this review.

Analysis of the Impact of Juvenile Justice Programming in Six New Mexico Counties

July 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this project is to contribute to the understanding of law enforcement and juvenile justice system factors, which perpetuate Disproportionate Minority Contact in New Mexico, and analyze the impact of juvenile justice programming in six New Mexico counties.

Sentencing in Felony Domestic Violence Cases - Phase 2

June 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report analyzes sentences for felony domestic violence cases in the First and Second District Attorney's Offices.

Report in Brief: Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI-Drug Court Intent-to-Treat Outcome Study Stage 2

June 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

The goal of this study is to better understand the effectiveness of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI- Drug Court in reducing the recidivism rates of participants (graduates and non-graduates) compared to two matched comparison groups.

New Mexico Prison Population Forecast: FY 2011 - FY 2020

June 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides a forecast for the New Mexico prison population for fiscal years 2011 - 2020

The 2010 National Crime Ranking of New Mexico: A Caution Against Trusting Crime Ranking Publications

April 2010

Centers:

  • NMSC

This brief paper was prepared to show how some nationally-published crime rankings, many of which are highly publicized, are neither accurate nor reliable indicators of actual crime rates in New Mexico.

Progress Report: GK-12 E-MRGE Project 2008-2009 School Year.

April 2010

Centers:

  • CARA

This progress Report includes the activities of the Ecohydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment (E-MERGE) project, through the 2008-2009 school year.

2009

Schools and Neighborhood Crime

December 2009

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI Drug Court Intent to Treat Outcome Study

November 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

Our review of DWI Drug Court clients and Probation comparison group members focused on determining differences in the re-arrest rates for DWI.

Time Served in NM Prisons, FY 2009: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

October 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by male inmates released in fiscal year 2009 (July 1, 2008 ? June 30, 2009) who earned credits to their sentences under the Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

New Mexico Corrections Department Prison Population Forecasting: 1st Quarter Report

October 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This is the initial quarterly report on prison population forecasting prepared by the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) for the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD).

Estimated Number of Individuals Booked into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center on Juvenile Warrants

August 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) staff is an estimate of the number of bookings on juvenile warrants into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) from July 1, 2004 through May 31, 2009.

Estimated Number of Initial Parole Reviews 2010-2014 for Implementation of Section 31-21-10.0 NMSA 1978

August 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis of offenders sentenced to prison in New Mexico as sex offenders with charges mentioned in Section 31-21-10.1 NMSA 1978 is derived from information provided to the New Mexico Sentencing Commission by the New Mexico Corrections Department.

Estimated Number of Offenders in New Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in July 2009 Eligible for Controlled Release

July 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) staff is an estimate of the number of individuals in New Mexico Correction Department (NMCD) facilities who might be eligible for controlled release (1978 NMSA 33-9-5, Adult Community Corrections Act).

Bias Based Policing in Four New Mexico Counties

June 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

In 2007, the New Mexico Legislature authorized funding for the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) to conduct a statewide study of bias-based policing in New Mexico.

Bias Based Policing in Four New Mexico Counties:Brief

June 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

In this brief: We describe the driving behaviors and characteristics of drivers in four New Mexico counties and profile characteristics of stopped drivers.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI Drug Court Intent to Treat Stage 1 Outcome Study

June 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

The goal in conducting this study is to better understand the effectiveness of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI-Drug Court in graduating program participants and reducing the recidivism rates of participants (graduates and non-graduates) compared to a matched comparison group.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI Drug Court Intent to Treat Outcome Study Report Brief

June 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

The goal in conducting this study is to better understand the effectiveness of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI-Drug Court in graduating program participants and reducing the recidivism rates of participants (graduates and non-graduates) compared to a matched comparison group of Metropolitan Court Probation clients.

Analyzing Calls for Service to the Albuquerque Police Department.

June 2009

Centers:

  • CARA

This is the last of four reports in a series by the ISR addressing issues related to calls by the public for police services in the City of Albuquerque. This paper includes several sections: previous work, results of our survey, an analysis of 15 months of calls, crime data and a conclusion.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI Drug Court Cost Study

May 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This study was conducted to enhance the outcome study of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan DWI-Drug Court program with a review of the cost of the DWI-Drug Court program.

Dona Ana County Magistrate Court DWI Drug Court Outcome Study

May 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report summarizes findings from an outcome study of the Third Judicial District Dona Ana Magistrate Court DWI-Drug Court conducted by the New Mexico Sentencing Commission at the University of New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI-Drug Court Cost Study

May 2009

Centers:

  • CARA

This study was completed to enhance the outcome study of the BCMC DWI/Drug Court program with a review of the cost of the DWI/Drug Court program

DWI De Novo Appeals

January 2009

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) received an appropriation from the New Mexico State Legislature to study the prevalence and outcome of de novo appeals in DWI cases statewide except Bernalillo County.

2008

Summary of County Detention Earned Time Policies

November 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission?s annual survey of adult detention centers contained a series of questions regarding NMSA 33-3-9; County jails, deduction of time for good behavior.

Position Paper: Residential Restrictions

November 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

This document presents the formal position of the New Mexico Sex Offender Management Board (the ?Board?) on whether imposing legal restrictions on places where persons who have been convicted of sex offenses may reside will promote public safety in New Mexico.

GK-12 Optics and Photonics Education Project.

November 2008

Centers:

  • CARA

This report chronicles the GK-12 Optics and Photonics Education project (OPE) in Albuquerque, NM. The objective of the project was to improve math, science, and engineering education at the K-12 level. This report covers the project evaluation and addresses what is happening in the program, what is working, what problems are occurring and what changes (if any) should be made to the program.

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, FY 2008: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

October 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by female inmates released in fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 ? June 30, 2008) who earned credits to their sentences under the Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

Report in Brief: Second Chance Center Preliminary Study.

October 2008

Centers:

  • CARA

The Second Chance Center (SCC) is designed as a secure, long-term rehabilitation facility. It is designed to house criminal justice offenders with substance abuse problems. This program evaluation focuses on a process evaluation which focuses on how the program has been implemented and how it operates and how current practices impact the delivery of the program.

Second Chance Center Preliminary Process Evaluation Study.

October 2008

Centers:

  • CARA

The Second Chance Center (SCC) is designed as a secure, long-term rehabilitation facility. It is designed to house criminal justice offenders with substance abuse problems. This program evaluation focuses on a process evaluation which focuses on how the program has been implemented and how it operates and how current practices impact the delivery of the program.

Estimated Number of Offenders in New Mexico Corrections Department Facilities in October Eligible for Controlled Release

September 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis by New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) staff is an estimate of the number of individuals in New Mexico Correction Department (NMCD) facilities who might be eligible for controlled release (1978 NMSA 33-9-5, Adult Community Corrections Act).

Collateral Consequences in New Mexico: A First Look

September 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

The 48th Legislature of New Mexico provided funding to the New Mexico Sentencing Commission to convene a task force to study the collateral consequences of criminal arrest, conviction and extended periods of incarceration and to make recommendations on how to neutralize or eliminate those consequences to the appropriate legislative interim committees before November 1, 2008. This paper represents the first work of the Commission and the task force.

Analysis of Traffic Warrant Bookings in the Metropolitan Detention Center.

August 2008

Centers:

  • CARA

The IRS conducted a review of all individuals booked on traffic warrants into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC). This report looks at how bookings on traffic warrants impact the population at the Bernalillo County MCD.

Measuring the Fiscal Impact of Criminal Justice Legislation on the New Mexico Corrections Department: A Response to Senate Memorial 47

July 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

Senate Memorial 47 instructed the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC), the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) and the NM Sentencing Commission (NMSC or Commission) to collaborate and look at the feasibility of devising a method of measuring the fiscal impact of legislation that increases or decreases criminal penalties, creates new crimes, imposes or removes mandatory minimum terms or imprisonment, requires specific technology for monitoring probationers or parolees or modifies the law in such a way that the time served in prison or on probation or parole increases or decreases.

Best Practices in Gender Specific Probation and Parole Models and Survey of Women Currently on Supervision in New Mexico

June 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

This paper introduces the reader to the field of corrections dealing with gender responsive programming. From a definition of gender related terms, we move to describing the differences between men and women found in current criminal justice literature. Describing differences include understanding gender characteristics and a look at recent statistics.

Research Publications and Current Projects of the New Mexico Sentencing Commission

June 2008

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission?s mission is to provide information, analysis, recommendations and assistance from a coordinated cross-agency perspective so that our three branches of government and citizens have objective, accurate and practical information they need to make policy decisions that benefit the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Preliminary Draft: Analyzing Calls for Service to the Albquerque Police Department.

June 2008

Centers:

  • CARA

This paper is the first in a series of four reports addressing issues related to calls by the public for police services on the City of Albuquerque. It reviews available literature on the subject, a description of one month of data from the APD, a review of potential research goals for future analysis, and the implications and benefits from further detailed analysis of call data.

Progress Report: GK-12 E-MRGE Project 2006-2007 School Year.

January 2008

Centers:

  • CARA

This Progress Report details the activities of the E-MRGE program during the 2006-2007 school year. At the time of printing, the project has completed one year and the Fall Semester of the second year.

2007

Research Adult Probation and Parole Services: A Response to House Joint Memorial 61

December 2007

Centers:

  • NMSC

NMSC contacted national and state probation and parole agencies and collected relevant information on caseload standards, salary data, retention information, and evidence based practices.

Distance Restrictions On Sex Offender Residential Housing

December 2007

Centers:

  • NMSC

Pursuant to Section 9-13-3D(9) NMSA 1978, the Sex Offender Management Board shall ?research and analyze safety issues raised when sex offenders live in a community.? This document presents the formal position of the New Mexico Sex Offender Management Board (the ?Board?) on whether imposing legal restrictions on places where persons who have been convicted of sex offences may reside will promote public safety in New Mexico.

Diagnostic Evaluation: Alternatives to Current Law and Practice

November 2007

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) and the New Mexico Corrections Department were asked by the Legislative Finance Committee to study the continuing need for NMCD to perform diagnostic evaluations.

Study of the Recruiting Competitiveness of the Albuquerque Police Department.

November 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) uses specific factors to determine the competitive status of the APD. This report analyses the APD's competitiveness in recruitment of new law enforcement. This study compares recruitment elements such as salary and uniform allowances (among other things) to other recruitment practices in the country and particularly in the region.

Biased based Policing Literature Review

September 2007

Centers:

  • NMSC

Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake Preliminary Review of Clients with Multiple Request for Services.

July 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

With funding from the City of Albuquerque's Department of Family and Community Services Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), the Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake (AMCI) staff assesses clients to determine if they need drug or alcohol treatment. This analysis provides information analyzing clients who have requested services more than once and it also compares information for clients who have requested services more than once to clients who have requested services once.

A WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT STUDY FOR THE NEW MEXICO TRIAL COURT JUDICIARY, NEW MEXICO DISTRICT ATTORNEYS? OFFICES AND NEW MEXICO PUBLIC DEFENDER DEPARTMENT

June 2007

Centers:

  • NMSC

This document was prepared under Contract No. 06-354-P636-0003, between the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (?the Sentencing Commission?) and the National Center for State Courts (?the National Center?), for a workload assessment of the trial court judges in the Judicial Branch of New Mexico (?the Judicial Branch?), the New Mexico District Attorneys (?the District Attorneys?), and the New Mexico Public Defender Department (?the Public Defender Department?).

City of Albuquerque Hogares Day Treatment Program Evaluation Final Report.

June 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR was awarded the evaluation contract for the review of the Child and Adolescent Early Intervention Program and the Day Treatment Program for adolescent substance abusers. The ISR engaged the Center for Progressive Policy and Practice, Incorporated, a consulting firm experienced in the delivery and evaluation of substance abuse treatment and prevention services. This report is to determine the effectiveness of the new programs.

City of Albuquerque Housing First Program Evaluation Report.

June 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

The Housing First model is designed to keep people who are chronically homeless and diagnosed with severe mental illness housed. The program is administered by the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. This report is a preliminary process evaluation of the Housing First program focused on reviewing program and client information and a review of a small sample of client case management records.

City of Albuquerque Assertive Community Treatment Team Program Evaluation Report.

June 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams are generally intended to serve individuals with serious mental illnesses using team approach to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support. This report covers information about the ACT program including how clients are referred, what happens at the facilities and the ISR provides assessments of the referred individuals in the ACT program.

City of Albuquerque Youth Development Incorporated Child and Adolescent Early Intervention Family Therapy Project Program Evaluation Final Report.

May 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

Beginning in the Fiscal Year 2005, the City of Albuquerque appropriated new funding to expand behavioral health services and prevention and early intervention services targeting high risk youth. This report provides the evaluation of this project to determine the effectiveness of these efforts in improving the lives of the clients and reducing involvement of these clients in criminal activity.

Report in Brief: GK-12: E-MRGE: Ecohydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment.

February 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

The University of New Mexico partnered with the Socorro and Belen school districts to conduct a three-year GK-12 program exploring Ecohydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment (E-MRGE). The ISR observed classrooms in order to ascertain whether the goals of the program were met.

Travel to Violence

January 2007

Centers:

  • NMSAC

Progress Report: GK-12 Optics and Photonics Education Project 2006-2007 School Year.

January 2007

Centers:

  • CARA

In 2003, the faculty of the School of Engineering (SOE), the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), and the College of Education (COE) at UNM in partnership with the Albuquerque Public Schools, proposed a graduate teaching project to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ISR provides the evaluation of this program.

2006

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, FY 2006: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

November 2006

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by inmates released in fiscal year 2006 (July 1, 2005 ? June 30, 2006) who earned credits to their sentences under the Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy (33-2-34 NMSA 1978).

Drug Use, Addiction and the Criminal Justice Population in Bernalillo County.

July 2006

Centers:

  • CARA

This report documents the extent of drug use among the criminal justice involved population in Bernalillo County and the availability of substance abuse treatment services for this population. More specifically, it focuses on the individuals who come into contact with the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and to a lesser extent the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC).

Results for the Citizen Review Board Survey.

July 2006

Centers:

  • CARA

In spring 2005, the ISR was contracted by the New Mexico Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Network to perform an evaluation of the New Mexico Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board (CRB) project. The ISR used a survey in their investigation in order to analyze the effectiveness of the CRB

A Preliminary Review of Metropolitan Detention Center's Community Custody Program.

June 2006

Centers:

  • CARA

This outcome study includes two parts; the first includes a profile of the Community Corrections Program (CCP) inmate that is both successful and unsuccessful. The second, is a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the progress the Community Corrections Program (CCP) has made toward achieving its program goal of reducing overall recidivism rates among DWI offenders.

Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) DWI Addiction Treatment Programs (ATP) Outcome Study for DWI Offenders

May 2006

Centers:

  • CARA

This report provides the analysis of the DWI Addiction Treatment Programs (ATP) client satisfaction survey. In addition, the ISR has provided two outcome studies to the MDC ATP; this report is the follow-up to those reports.

Brief Analysis of Bernalillo County's Safe Ride Program

April 2006

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This brief report is designed to provide a preliminary cost benefit analysis of the Bernalillo County Safe Ride program.

A Preliminary Review of Bernalillo County's Safe Ride Program

April 2006

Centers:

  • CARA

This preliminary review of Bernalillo County's Safe Ride program includes information on program hours, clients served and DWI crashes in the county.

Juvenile Detention Center (MDC) AYUDA Program Outcome Study Final Report.

June 2024

Centers:

  • CARA

This outcome study on the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center's AYUDA program looked at the outpatient component of the program for juveniles who were booked and released from the detention center into the community. Program effectiveness for reducing overall recidivism was analyzed using a comparison group of individuals who did not participate in the AYUDA program.

2005

Analysis of Offenders Sentenced to Prison in New Mexico

November 2005

Centers:

  • NMSC

This analysis of offenders sentenced to prison in New Mexico is derived from information provided to the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) by the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD).

Status of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population - Briefing Note

July 2005

Centers:

  • CARA

Type:

  • Analysis

This briefing note provides an analysis of the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) jail population.

Chaves County Local DWI Grant Program FY 2005 Program Evaluation Final Report

June 2005

Centers:

  • NMSC

Type:

  • Program Evaluation

Toltec Evaluation was contracted to initiate a review of the existing evaluation plan and to implement improvements as needed. The evaluation plan recognized that further efforts in evaluating recidivism and efficacy would need to be delayed until the ADE database became fully operational and all of the counties existing data was converted. It was therefore determined that the primary objectives for Fiscal Year 2005 would be to review the existing county reporting system and to implement a new system to facilitate LDWI's oversight and accountability functions.

Length of Stay for Arrestees Held on Felony Charges: A Profile of Six New Mexico Detention Facilities

March 2005

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) contracted with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) to conduct a study to assess the effects of housing arrestees charged with felonies in New Mexico detention facilities. The goal of the study was to better understand how long felony arrestees stay in detention centers and the corresponding cost.

The Cost of Housing Arrestees Held on Felony Charges: A Profile of Six New Mexico Detention Centers

January 2005

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) was contracted by the New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) to conduct a study to assess the cost of housing arrestees charged with felonies in New Mexico detention facilities. This report provides a count of individuals held on felony charges in six detention facilities in New Mexico on June 30, 2003 and estimates the annual cost of housing four categories of felony arrestees throughout the state.

2004

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, FY 2004: Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

November 2004

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report provides calculations of the average proportion of time served by inmates released in fiscal year 2004 (July 1, 2003 ? June 30, 2004) who earned credits to their sentences under the Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

New Mexico Sentencing Commission Data Report: An Overview of the Juvenile Justice And Criminal Justice Systems

July 2004

Centers:

  • NMSC

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission was created to assist agency leaders and policy makers in looking at juvenile and criminal justice issues from a multi-agency perspective. This statistical and narrative overview of the New Mexico juvenile and criminal justice systems is a key component of the commission?s core mission.

Evaluation of the Eleventh Judicial District Court San Juan County Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

June 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

This outcome study sought to better understand the effectiveness of the drug court program in San Juan County in reducing the incidences of crime as measured by new referrals and new petitions as juveniles or arrests as adults after leaving the program compared to a similarly matched group that did not participate in the program.

Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Addictions Treatment Program (ATP) Outcome Study Final Report.

June 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR reviewed and analyzed the client satisfaction surveys and conducted an outcome study. In addition, the ISR provides technical assistance for the programs database. The goal of this preliminary outcome study is to better understand the effectiveness of the Addictions Treatment Program in reducing the incidence of crime as measured by new bookings for study group participants after they were discharged from treatment and whether they were successful or not.

Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation Final Report

June 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR entered into a contract with the Department of Finance Administration's (DFA) Local Government Division (LGD), to provide evaluation research services and technical assistance to the Local DWI Grant Program administered by the LGD.

Average Daily Population in the Jail

May 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

This report looks at the average daily jail population in Bernalillo County. The report concludes that the prison is overcrowded. The Second Chance Program is designed to take inmates that take up most bed days. This report looks at the population problem in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention center and makes recommendations to alternative avenues to solve the problem

Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation: DRAFT County Level Information System.

April 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

This evaluation makes recommendations to counties to adopt standardized performance measures as well as implement a standardized format for the evaluation plans.

Estimated Eligible Population for Proposed Second Chance Program.

April 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

This brief and preliminary report uses Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) data to describe the potential population eligible for the proposed Second Chance Program.

Hepatitis C Media Campaign Evaluation: Final Report.

April 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

The Hepatitis C Social Marketing Campaign, funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) was an attempt to raise awareness of Viral Hepatitis and prevent its spread among at risk groups.

Results Summary: ENLACE in Albuquerque TVI Ambassadors Program 2002-03.

April 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

During the summer 2003, the ISR staff conducted a comprehensive review of all student files held by TVI Ambassadors for the purpose of helping to improve data collection and program implementation for the Ambassadors at the Technical-Vocational Institute (TVI).

Summary of ENLACE in New Mexico: Engaging Latino Communities for Education: ENLACE in New Mexico.

January 2004

Centers:

  • CARA

ENLACE is a national, multi-million dollar effort funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help communities weave together existing programs and introduce new ones that increase opportunities for Hispanics to enter and complete college.

2003

Results Summary ENLACE in Albuquerque Los Companeros Program 2002-2003.

November 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

The overall goal of the Los Companeros mentoring program is to make middle school students more prepared for the rigors of secondary school. ISR staff administered surveys to participating mentees, mentors, and teachers near the end of the Spring 2003 academic semester. Survey results for each of the three participatory groups are provided herein in the form of descriptive statistics and categorical analyses of survey responses.

Southern New Mexico ENLACE Parent University Program: Parent Survey Summary Report 2002-2003 School Year.

November 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

The Parent survey was designed to collect information from parents who participated in the ENLACE funded Parent University program during the 2002-2003 academic school year. The data collected in this research effort is not only to find ways in which to improve the program, but also for program sustainability and further program development. This report provides a summary of the responses from the completed surveys received.

Results Summary: ENLACE in Albuquerque, Chicano Studies Program 2002-2003.

October 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

The Chicano Studies course is designed to target Albuquerque high school Hispanic students in order to address the high dropout rates of Hispanic students. The program has been implemented by ENLACE at three high schools. ISR staff administered surveys at the beginning of the academic year in 2002 and another survey at the end of the spring term in 2003. This report examines student responses, along with descriptive information about the school and course.

El Centro de la Raza Survey Results Report.

October 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

This report provides the preliminary analysis of the survey data that describes responses to different questions asked to the students who use El Centro de la Raza.

Local DWI Grant Program Final Report: Two-Year Outcome Study of the New Mexico Local DWI Grant Program in Five Counties.

October 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

This study compares DWI offenders who were screened, received services, and successfully completed treatment in County DWI programs with DWI offenders who did not successfully complete treatment. The study also considers factors affecting re-arrest after discharge.

Report in Brief: Two-Year Outcome Study of the New Mexico Local DWI Grant Program in Five Counties.

October 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

This study compares DWI offenders who were screened, received services, and successfully completed treatment in County DWI programs with DWI offenders who did not successfully complete treatment. The study also considers factors affecting re-arrest after discharge.

Report in Brief: Comparison of Trends in Alcohol-Involved Crashes Among New Mexico Counties.

August 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

In the 1990's, numerous state and local government agencies implemented programs intended to lower DWI rates in New Mexico. This study does not establish any linkage between programs and patterns of alcohol-involved crashes with injuries. The focus of this report is on the patterns of change over time. The study compares crash data over time from 1990 thru 2001, across counties and groups of counties.

Comparison of Trends in Alcohol-Involved Crashes Among New Mexico Counties.

August 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

In the 1990's, numerous state and local government agencies implemented programs intended to lower DWI rates in New Mexico. This study does not establish any linkage between programs and patterns of alcohol-involved crashes with injuries. The focus of this report is on the patterns of change over time. The study compares crash data over time from 1990 thru 2001, across counties and groups of counties.

Report in Brief Local DWI Grant Program Final Report: Bernalillo County Treatment Study.

August 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

The goal of this preliminary outcome study was to better understand the effectiveness of treatment funded by the Department of Finance Administration in reducing the incidence of DWI. The study looks at the effectiveness of outpatient substance abuse treatment for DWI offenders in Bernalillo County.

ENLACE New Mexico: 2002-2003 Evaluation Report.

July 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

The purpose of this evaluation is to document the progress of all activities associated with the ENLACE in New Mexico initiatives and to assess their outcomes.

Discharge Planning Process Analysis New Mexico Corrections Department Probation and Parole Division

July 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

The purpose of this report is to examine the overall pre-parole discharge planning process of the various bureaus within the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) as it relates to sharing of information and inmate preparedness. This summary report considers the entire interview and focus group data collected from all the facilities by the ISR.

2002 HTP ENLACE Fellows: Results Survey.

April 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

Each academic year, ENLACE administrators of the Hispanic Teacher Pipeline (HTP) select up to 20 Hispanic Educational Assistants (EAs) as ENLACE fellows. The ISR administered a survey to current HTP scholarship recipients pursuing their education in teaching; this summary report provides research findings based on survey responses from the 13 HTP scholarship recipients

Motor Vehicle Related Deaths in New Mexico: Alcohol and Ethnicity.

February 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

This report, prepared for the State of New Mexico Local Government Division of the Department of Finance Administration, details the history and overview of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. and New Mexico. The purpose of the study is to examine the differences in alcohol-involved fatalities and fatality rates across the Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American ethnic groups using an objective measure of alcohol involvement.

Juvenile Referrals and Dispositions in New Mexico: An Analysis of CYFD FY01 Data

January 2003

Centers:

  • NMSC

The following report offers a more detailed examination of juvenile referrals during fiscal year 2001, with the objective of providing baseline information for planners and policymakers that can be updated for successive fiscal years.

Program View, Engaging Latino Communities in Education: ENLACE in New Mexico.

January 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

This report gives a overview of what the ENLACE program looks like, the findings from the ISR staff, site descriptions, the importance of policy implications, and the events and activities that ENLACE has sponsored. ISR provides the evaluation of the ENLACE program.

Fact Sheet: Engaging Latino Communities for Education: ENLACE in New Mexico.

January 2003

Centers:

  • CARA

This report reviews the findings to date of the ENLACE program in New Mexico. It covers events and activities, and ENLACE lessons learned.

2002

An Analysis of Juvenile Justice Process and Treatment Providers in the First Judicial District

October 2002

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this study is to determine how existing juvenile treatment needs are determined and met in various localities. Our specific goal is to determine gaps in treatment services available to juvenile justice agencies.

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, Fiscal Year 2002: A Preliminary Analysis of the Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

October 2002

Centers:

  • NMSC

This provides a preliminary estimate of the average proportion of time served by inmates, released in fiscal year 2002, who received credits to their sentences under the Earned Meritorious Deductions (EMD) statutory policy.

Report in Brief: ENLACE in Albuquerque.

October 2002

Centers:

  • CARA

The ENLACE initiative is a national, multi-million effort funded by the Kellogg Foundation to help communities weave together elements of existing programs and introduce new ones to increase opportunities for Latino/a students to enter and complete college. The ISR staff has implemented a variety of data collection methods for use in short- and long-term project assessments. In addition, the staff has developed culturally specific (bilingual) evaluation instruments, methods, and protocols for use in conducting more thorough evaluations of the impacts of statewide ENLACE initiatives on our targeted population.

Understanding the Nexus: Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Among the Arrestee Population in Albuquerque.

October 2002

Centers:

  • CARA

A grant awarded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to the ISR provides much needed information on the concurrence of substance abuse and domestic violence. This study uses interview methods of a total of 696 domestic violence arrestees to examine their self-reported drug use during the most recent incidence of domestic violence.

Juvenile Justice Treatment Programs: A Review of the National Landscape and Local Programs in New Mexico

September 2002

Centers:

  • NMSC

The chapters in this review consider many of these programs and further address some of the similarities and differences between programs around the country and those in New Mexico.

Enlace Family Centers Results Summary-September 2002.

September 2002

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR conducted a comprehensive review of all student files obtained from Family Center staff during the academic year 2001-2001. This file review summary is intended to help Family Centers improve their various data collection processes by providing suggestions and encouraging feedback from staff members in according with this summary review.

Report n Brief: Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation.

September 2002

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR completed a two-year contract with the New Mexico Department of Finance Administration's Local Government Division to provide research services, training and technical assistance to support the Local DWI Grant Program. The purpose of this briefing is to outline the major findings and recommendations in the Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation Final Report.

Evaluation of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan DWI/DRUG Court Final Report

September 2002

Centers:

  • CARA

This report is the evaluation of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan DWI/Drug Court data. It includes a summary of demographic data, an analysis of data using logistic regression, a look at client recidivism, and an analysis of incarceration and probation costs.

2001

Evaluation of the Third Judicial District Court Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

July 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

The goal in conducting this preliminary outcome study was to better understand the effectiveness of drug courts in terms of whether they 'work' in reducing the incidence of crime as measured by re-arrests of participants after they leave the program when compared to a matched comparison group.

Final Report: Process Evaluation of the Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court Programs in Las Cruces, N.M.

May 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR was contracted by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to conduct a process evaluation of the Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court programs. This report provides the findings of the study.

Executive Report: Validation of the Risk/Needs Assessment for use in New Mexico.

January 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR has completed several reports during its contracts with the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) to validate the Risk/Needs Assessment (RNA) currently used by the NMCD PPD. Several analyses and reports have been completed as part of the process of validating the RNA and have focused on two different measures of risk: technical violations and termination status. The current report completes this series of analyses and focuses on measures of subsequent arrests.

Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

December 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

This outcome study sought to better understand the effectiveness of the Juvenile Drug Court program in Bernalillo County in reducing the incidences of crime as measured by new referrals and new petitions as juveniles or arrests as adults after leaving the program compared to a similarly matched group that did not participate in the program.

Evaluation of the First Judicial District Court Adult Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

December 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

This quasi-experimental outcome study of the First Judicial District Drug Court looked to examine the effectiveness of the program in reducing further incidences of crime using a matched historical comparison group.

Evaluation of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

December 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

This outcome study sought to better understand the effectiveness of the Drug Court program in Sandoval County in reducing the incidences of crime as measured by new referrals and new petitions as juveniles or arrests as adults after leaving the program compared to a similarly matched group that did not participate in the program.

2000

Final Report: Validation of the Risk/Needs Assessment Instrument for use in New Mexico.

March 2001

Centers:

  • CARA

This current report completes a series of reports to fulfill a contract with the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) to validate the Risk/Needs Assessment (RNA) instrument. This report specifically focuses on measures of subsequent arrests.

Final Report: Process Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court in Albuquerque N.M.

November 2000

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR was contracted by the Second Judicial District Court (SJDC) to conduct a process evaluation of the Second Judicial District Juvenile Drug Court. The evaluation revises the existing ISR-designed juvenile drug court database for use by the SJFC Juvenile Drug Court. The report provides the findings of the evaluation.

Time Served in New Mexico Prisons, Fiscal Year 1999: An Analysis of the Possible Impact of Earned Meritorious Deductions

August 2000

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this study is to determine time served under the previous Meritorious Deductions policy just prior to the effective date of the Earned Meritorious Deductions policy to generate a baseline from which to compare time served under the new policy.

Final Report: Unit Cost System for Services Provided by Contracted Community Corrections Private Providers

August 2000

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR was contracted by the state of New Mexico, Probation and Parole Division (PPD) to create a standard unit pricing system for privately provided program services in the Community Corrections Program (CCP). A unit cost system will enable the private agency providers contracted to CCP to accurately estimate the total cost of services per client when bidding for contracts.

New Mexico Community Corrections Program Data Analysis, 07/01/97-06/30/1999: Final Report

April 2000

Centers:

  • CARA

This report is the evaluation of client level data for the State of New Mexico Corrections Department.

Final Report: Community Custody Program Data Analysis, 07/01/1997

April 2000

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR was contracted by the State of New Mexico Corrections Department to perform an evaluation of client level data for clients. This report discusses the methods of the evaluation and the findings.

1999

Process Evaluation of the Genesis Program at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility.

December 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

This report is a process evaluation of the Residual Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility (SNMCF) in Las Cruces New Mexico. This final report describes the project's activities in sufficient detail to permit a replication of the project's design, including all data collection and data analysis procedures, findings, and relevant literature.

Status Report: Summary.

December 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

Final status report summarizing the usefulness of the risk.needs assessment tool.

Final Report: Mental Health Survey

August 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

Mental Health Survey: Final Report

August 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

In November 1998, the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (MCJCC) contracted the ISR to conduct research on existing community services provided to individuals with mental and/or developmental disabilities who have contact with the criminal justice system. This report provides the analysis of the survey.

Feasibility Study for an Integrated Criminal Justice Information System Final Report.

August 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

In November 1998, the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (MCJCC) contracted the ISR to perform a study evaluating the feasibility for an integrated criminal justice information system. This report highlights the contract tasks, both completed and not completed and the findings of the evaluation.

Status Report: Overview.

June 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

In this status report on the Overview section of the PPO Survey, we followed up on the criteria officers use to determine risk status, refer to treatment and otherwise serve offenders as a means of facilitating their progress. This information is used to determine whether the current instrument needs revising for use in New Mexico.

Status Report: Measuring Outcomes.

June 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

This status report covers an analysis of the section of the PPO Survey in which we inquired about the tools and strategies used by Probation/Parole officers to manage and monitor the outcomes of their clients.

Status Report: Scoring Procedures.

June 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

This fifth status report focuses on the sections of the survey that address Probation/Parole Officers opinions regarding the scoring procedures and measuring devices utilized in the current Risk Needs Assessment instrument.

Status Report: A Breakdown of the Risk Needs Assessment by section.

May 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

This fourth status report provides details on the data collected regarding the use if specific aspects of the separate forms of which the Risk Needs Assessment Instrument is composed. This data serves to complement the validation of the current Division Risk/Needs Assessment instrument also conducted by the ISR.

Validation of the Risk/Needs Assessment for use in New Mexico: Preliminary Findings.

March 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) contracted the ISR in order to validate the Risk/Needs Assessment (RNA) instrument that is currently used in Wisconsin and to ascertain whether this model can be extended to New Mexico. This report is the first step in the process to validate the RNA instrument.

Status Report: A preliminary Analysis of the Probation and Parole Officer Survey - Computer Usage/Training.

February 1999

Centers:

  • CARA

This study report is one in a series of deliverables for our current New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD, Probation and Parole Division (PPD) evaluation of Community Corrections (CC) Programs statewide. This third status report focuses on the use of computers by Probation and Parole Officers in fulfilling their job responsibilities on a daily basis.

1998

Status Report: A Preliminary Analysis of the Probation and Parole Officer Survey-Training Section,

November 1998

Centers:

  • CARA

This second status report of the Probation/Parole Officer (PPO) Survey focuses on discerning the adequacy of the initial PPD training according to the perspective of Probation/Parole officers and ascertaining PPOs impression of the mission of the division and how this might relate to their own goals and objectives in carrying out their job responsibilities on a daily basis.

Status Report: An Analysis of Second Judicial District Court Client Data.

October 1998

Centers:

  • CARA

This report profiles program participants to enable Drug Court staff to target existing resources based upon successful and unsuccessful participants as well as other criteria.

Status Report: Performance-Based Evaluation.

June 1998

Centers:

  • CARA

This report briefly summarizes the issues within the Adult Community Corrections programs. The ISR will conduct a performance-based evaluation in order to address the issues outlined in this report.

Status Report: Unit Cost System for Services.

June 1998

Centers:

  • CARA

The ISR was contracted by the state of New Mexico to determine a standard unit pricing system for program services, particularly for the Community Corrections Department (CCD). The ISR was contracted for a period in order to deliver a report containing a standard unit pricing system that the CCD could use.

Status Report: A Preliminary Analysis of the Probation and Parole Officer Survey.

June 1998

Centers:

  • CARA

This status report is one in a series of deliverables for a New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probations and Parole Division (PPD) evaluation of Community Corrections (CC) Programs statewide. This report covers the results of the survey and includes future tasks.

Status Report: Validating the New Mexico Risk/Needs Assessment Instrument.

June 1998

Centers:

  • CARA

This status report is one in a series of deliverables for an evaluation of the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) of the Community Corrections (CC) Program statewide. This report provides a preliminary analysis of the data collected through the contract period.

CONTROLLING NEW MEXICO JUVENILES? POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

April 1998

Centers:

  • NMSC

This study compares patterns of firearms possession among juvenile delinquents with current efforts to enforce firearms possession laws against juveniles in New Mexico.

SENTENCING IN NEW MEXICO: A PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION

February 1998

Centers:

  • NMSC

This Working Paper presents information on sentences imposed in 5,258 criminal cases in New Mexico. Cases from the Second Judicial District (Bernalillo County) were sentenced during fiscal year 1995 (7/1/94-6/30/95); cases from the rest of the state were sentenced during calendar year 1995.

A PROFILE OF NEW MEXICO PRISONERS 1996, 1997

January 1998

Centers:

  • NMSC

This Working Paper presents information on prisoners under the supervision of the New Mexico Department of Corrections (NMDOC) in 1996 and 1997. For each year, information is presented for prisoners who were under NMDOC supervision on a given day (2/21/96 and 8/24/97). Information covers: prisoner status and location; offenses leading to imprisonment; sentence length; and demographic characteristics. Special sections are also included on parole violators and female offenders.

1997

1996

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ABUSE OF DRUGS AND VIOLENCE AND A REVIEW OF EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS

September 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

The following sections provide current research findings on the relationship between drugs and crime, and the relationship between alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, and opiates and violence.

JURISDICTION AND PLACEMENT OF JUVENILES SENTENCED AS ADULTS: A NATIONAL OVERVIEW

September 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report is a national overview or the jurisdiction and placement of juveniles sentenced as adults.

A PROFILE OF PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES IN NEW MEXICO

September 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

This Working Paper presents information on a six percent sample of probationers and parolees (625) under the supervision of the New Mexico Department of Corrections, Probation - Parole Division on September 26, 1996. Information covers general characteristics of probationers and parolees, offense characteristics, length of supervision, criminal history, special conditions of supervision, risks and needs assessments, behavior, treatment, and violations.

Who is in New Mexico?s Prisons? A Summary Profile

July 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

The purpose of this working paper is to examine: 1) what kinds of offenders are serving time in the New Mexico Prison system (NMDOC), 2) for what offenses, if any, have these inmates been previously incarcerated in the DOC system, and 3) how long are the imposed sentences for different crime categories. This paper also includes a demographic portrait of the NMDOC inmates incarcerated on February 21, 1996.

PRIVATIZATION ISSUES

July 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

There are two key issues about the future of prisons in New Mexico. One concerns the number of people behind bars and their sentences. Should we send fewer (more) offenders to prison and, once there, should they serve shorter (longer) terms? The other issue is whether prison services are better provided by private firms rather than by the state. Should we privatize corrections in New Mexico, in (greater) part or in whole?

PRISON AND PAROLE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS: NATIONWIDE AND IN NEW MEXICO

June 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

In this paper, we review the substance abuse treatment programs that are currently available for prisoners and parolees, both nationwide and in New Mexico. Wherever possible, we include information on program evaluation and outcome.

PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS OF OFFENDERS (NATIONWIDE)

April 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

This report focuses on providing information to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council regarding programs in other states that are offered to special populations of offenders. The report provides an overview of programs around the nation that have been developed for the following special populations of offenders: sex offenders, offenders who have been sexually abused, offenders with substance abuse problems, offenders with mental health problems, domestic violence offenders, technical violators (probation and parole) and mentally ill juveniles.

PRE-INCARCERATION TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS, NATIONWIDE AND IN NEW MEXICO

April 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

In this paper, we review the programs offered by each of these agencies, both nationwide and in New Mexico. We also include some other considerations regarding treatment decisions for substance abusers who have been arrested.

GOOD TIME POLICY AND PROGRAMS FOR PRISONERS (NEW MEXICO)

March 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

The following synopsis of New Mexico's good time laws will be divided between "good time deduction" law and "meritorious deduction" law.

THE CAUSES OF DELINQUENCY

January 1996

Centers:

  • NMSC

1993

Evaluation of the Albuquerque Target Cities Program.

January 1993

Centers:

  • CARA

The Albuquerque Target Cities Project was refunded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for two years. CSAT is required to have an evaluation component to continue funding which is carried out by the ISR.