Fact Sheet

Ban the Box Fact Sheet

Ban the Box - Removing Barriers to Employment for People with Criminal Convictions

Local Organizations Support Treatment Instead of Incarceration

Organizations that support the passage of HM 441: The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, sponsored by Representative Antonio Maestas

Cost Savings of a Public Health Approach to Substance Abuse

Treatment instead of incarceration for people with drug possession offenses or drug-related probation and parole violations will save New Mexico's taxpayers up to $18,335,680 each year. In addition to saving money, this policy provides a more effective tool to address substance abuse in our communities.

Treatment for Drug Possession Arrestees: Frequently Asked Questions

New Mexico can embrace a public health approach to substance abuse, instead of relying on the criminal justice system. Under this legislation, people charged with drug possession offenses or drug-related probation and parole violations would receive supervision and appropriate community-based treatment services. Instead of a system that sends people with addictions to jail or prison to learn how to commit more serious crimes, New Mexico would have a system that gets to the root of the our substance abuse problems.

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