State of New Mexico Disproportionate Minority Contact Statewide Assessment: Preliminary Report
Group: New Mexico Sentencing Commission
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.
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