Many individuals recently released from jail or prison desperately need comprehensive reentry services to restart their lives on the right track. Housing options, employment, life-skills training, and substance abuse treatment services, if needed, are essential to helping recently released prisoners reestablish their lives.
The Drug Policy Alliance is working with community partners around New Mexico to help people with criminal convictions or those recently released from jail or prison begin to rebuild their lives.
During the 2010 legislative session DPA worked to reduce just one of the many barriers to employment for people with criminal convictions by banning the box on public job applications. You can read more about New Mexico's "Ban the Box" law here.