Crime Reduction Grants
The Grants Committee of the New Mexico Sentencing Commission will be awarding funds for multiple Crime Reduction Grants during Round 2 of Grant Funding for Fiscal Year 2023. Project applications will be accepted through October 28, 2022. These grants will be for half-year funding. Projects receiving grants should plan to use all funds between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.
- Eligible programs should advance one of the following goals:
- Develop, expand and improve evidence-based treatment and supervision alternatives to incarceration;
- Reduce barriers to participation by criminal offenders in preprosecution diversion or specialty court programs;
- Develop or improve pretrial service programs;
- Develop or improve coordination of services between law enforcement agencies and treatment programs;
- Establish law enforcement crisis intervention teams;
- Coordinate access to programs for transitional or reentry homes for individuals recently released from incarceration;
- Recruit or retain law enforcement officers, prosecutors, public defenders, corrections officers and mental health workers;
- Develop or expand data-driven policing programs;
- Staff a criminal justice coordinating council; and
- Purchase equipment or provide training to support any of the purposes provided in this section.
- Eligible programs must also meet the following requirements:
- Must be endorsed/approved by the appropriate CJCC
- Recipients must allocate no more than 5% of the grant to administrative costs.
- Recipients are required to provide program data to NMSC, including participants’ names and other identifiers for evaluation purposes.
- Recipients are strongly encouraged to use evidence-based program models.
- For further information on evidence-based practices, go to: https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/assets/2020/04/evidenceresources_resultsfirst_fs.pdf
The use of funds is flexible. For example, grant funds could be used to:
- Initiate the planning stages of a new program;
- Train staff to take on new tasks;
- Fund treatment for participants; or
- Purchase necessary equipment to implement a program