Full Commission

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC) serves as a criminal and juvenile justice policy resource to the three branches of state government and interested citizens.

Its mission is to provide impartial information, analysis, recommendations, and assistance from a coordinated cross-agency perspective with an emphasis on maintaining public safety and making the best use of our criminal and juvenile justice resources.

The Commission is made up of representatives from the criminal justice system, including members of the Executive and Judicial branches, legislators’ appointees, law enforcement officials, criminal defense attorneys, and citizens.


Juvenile Committee

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

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee operates during legislative sessions. The committee makes recommendations to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government on a full range of issues relating to the criminal and juvenile justice systems. The recommendations are based on the best available research, with the goal being to recommend effective, fiscally prudent, and administratively rational solutions.

Reform Committee

The Reform Committee’s work is focused on advising the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of government on policy matters relating to criminal and juvenile justice, and making recommendations to the Executive and Legislative branches of government concerning proposed changes to laws relating to the criminal and juvenile justice systems that would improve those systems.