Membership & Staff

The Juvenile committee focuses on all New Mexico juvenile justice issues. The committee visits programs and facilities throughout the state and makes recommendations to the full commission as appropriate.

  • Bob Cleavall, Chair
  • Marit Andrews, for the Secretary of Education
  • Cindy Aragon, appointed by the State Bar
  • Bennet J. Baur, Chief Public Defender
  • Diana Garcia, for the District Attorney's Association
  • April Land, for the Dean of UNM School of Law
  • Angela "Spence" Pacheco, appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • David Schmidt, appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem
  • Hon. Fred T. Van Soelen, appointed by the District and Metropolitan Court Judges' Association
  • Hon. Marie Ward, Presiding Children’s Court Judge, Second Judicial District
  • Ron West, appointed by the Senate Minority Floor Leader
  • Linda Freeman,New Mexico Sentencing Commission Executive Director
  • Douglas Carver, New Mexico Sentencing Commission Deputy Director