New Mexico

On the Ground in New Mexico

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood.

Reducing Youth Incarceration

A jurisdiction-level reform effort to reduce the number of youth in correctional facilities and other out-of-home placements.


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

Lessons From New Mexico

Detention Reform in Rural Jurisdictions

challenges and opportunities


This report tackles the issue of detention reform in rual areas and supports the ideal that children everywhere—regardless of their zip code—deserve to be treated fairly when facing detention. It shares lessons learned from a multiyear, multisite project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.

January 1, 2008

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