Legislative Committee Update: Criminal Justice System Reforms
Over the summer and fall, the Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee has been preparing comprehensive reform legislation of the criminal justice system. They have also been holding hearings.
According to the NM Political Report, 2019 could be a year when, “New Mexico lawmakers pass a slate of criminal justice reform efforts that were previously blocked by Gov. Susana Martinez. Read their article HERE.
On behalf of NAMI New Mexico, NAMI Santa Fe testified at the last of these hearings, highlighting specific concerns regarding the interactions of the criminal justice system with individuals with behavioral health issues.
If you would like to be a part of our legislative agenda, please contact Dan at info@NAMISantaFe.org.