NMCDLA Partners

NMCDLA partners with a number of diverse coalitions, organizations and campaigns focused on criminal justice reform. We welcome your energy and talent to take on creating more systemic change. Our collaborative work includes:

New Mexico SAFE: Centered on providing lawmakers with research, information and objective feedback on proposed legislation, NM SAFE works to refocus our state’s correctional efforts on cost-effective, evidence-based alternatives to incarceration that rehabilitate offenders, keep families intact, and make our communities safer. (Contact NMCDLA office or Rikki-Lee Chavez to get involved)

APD Forward: Initially created when the Department Of Justice found excessive use of force by the Albuquerque Police Department, this community coalition is a powerful advocacy, outreach, and education platform for Albuquerque communities to press for the sensible reforms that we need to restore trust in the police department. (Contact Paul Haidle or the NMCDLA office to get involved)

ICE and Immigration Reform: Members join forces with El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, ACLU-NM and other human rights organizations to pass rules and ordinances prohibiting ICE from the courthouses, provide legal support to refugees and represent protesters during immigration reform rallies. (Contact Tova Indritz, Barry Porter, Kate Thompson or the NMCDLA office to get involved)

LEAD: Only the second in the country, the Santa Fe Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program has expanded to several sites across New Mexico offering a harm reduction model as an alternative to arrest. (Contact Ben Baur or the NMCDLA office to get involved)

Solitary Confinement Reform: Working with the ACLU-NM, Disability Rights-NM and past president Matt Coyte, among others, efforts are being made through legislation, research and litigation to reform New Mexico’s use of solitary confinement. Contact Matt Coyte or the NMCDLA office to get involved)

Please consider making a contribution to NMCDLA so we can do more to ensure equal access to justice in New Mexico.