NCJFCJ in the State of New Mexico
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance in 2019
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect New Mexico’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in New Mexico
The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Pueblo of Pojoaque Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team, which is implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and other key recommended practices. The NCJFCJ provides targeted support through court assessments; onsite court observation; strategic planning activities; peer-to-peer learning; and individualized training.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Pueblo of San Felipe Contemporary Tribal Court, under the leadership of Judge Mekko Miller, to improve practice in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.
Judicial system professionals from New Mexico participated in the Capacity Building Center for Courts: Judicial Academy on Reasonable Efforts. The two-day virtual instruction focused on interactive simulations in a classroom environment with experts to help refine judges’ skill in determining reasonable efforts measures.
A New Mexico judge received training on trafficking risk factors, victim identification, effective intervention strategies, and cultural considerations by participating in the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
New Mexico judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ's Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Virtual Information Expo, a national educational summit. They received information on innovations and best practices on trauma-informed preventions and interventions and on reaching and effectively serving children and youth who have experienced trauma and victimization
New Mexico judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
A New Mexico judicial system professional received training on the unique role of supervised visitation and safe exchange in the family court system.
A New Mexico judicial system professional received training on teen dating violence, social media, and the misuse of technology.
New Mexico judicial system professionals participated in the Considerations for Reopening Juvenile and Family Courts: Operational Procedures webinar. The training explored considerations for the physical and environmental safety of juvenile and family courts as they return to in-person operations.
The state of New Mexico contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This national project of the NCJFCJ provides detailed and accurate information on the activities of the nation's juvenile courts to juvenile justice professionals, policymakers, researchers, and the public
The NCJFCJ has 25 Judicial and Associate Members in New Mexico. Judge John J. Romero, Jr. (Ret.) of Albuquerque is an NCJFCJ Past President.