HOUSE BILL 84
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2022
Daymon Ely and Dayan Hochman-Vigil
RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM; EXPANDING THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH A CRIME REDUCTION GRANT MAY BE MADE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 31-28-1 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2019, Chapter 192, Section 5) is amended to read:
"31-28-1. SHORT TITLE.--[Sections 5 through 10 of this act] Chapter 31, Article 28 NMSA 1978 may be cited as the "Crime Reduction Grant Act"."
SECTION 2. Section 31-28-4 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2019, Chapter 192, Section 8) is amended to read:
"31-28-4. APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS--PURPOSES-- CONDITIONS.--
A. A member of a criminal justice coordinating council with the consent of the council may apply to a grant administration agency for a grant to accomplish any of the enumerated purposes provided in Subsection B of this section.
B. Crime reduction grants may be made to:
(1) develop, expand and improve evidence-based treatment and supervision alternatives to incarceration;
(2) reduce barriers to participation by criminal offenders in preprosecution diversion or specialty court programs;
(3) develop or improve pretrial service programs; [and]
(4) develop or improve coordination of services between law enforcement agencies and treatment programs;
(5) establish law enforcement crisis intervention teams;
(6) coordinate access to programs for transitional or reentry homes for individuals recently released from incarceration;
(7) recruit or retain law enforcement officers, prosecutors, public defenders, corrections officers and mental health workers;
(8) develop or expand data-driven policing programs;
(9) staff a criminal justice coordinating council; and
[(4)] (10) purchase equipment or provide training to support any of the purposes provided in this section.
C. Crime reduction grants shall be conditioned on the criminal justice coordinating council and the recipient member complying with the following:
(1) using not more than five percent of a grant for administrative costs of the recipient;
(2) in consultation with the commission, developing data-sharing agreements and methods of data sharing among criminal justice agencies and with the commission to allow system-wide analysis of criminal justice operations within the judicial district and statewide;
(3) using or developing evidence-based best practices for any programs operated with crime reduction grants;
(4) developing performance measures in consultation with the commission and the grant administration agency relevant to the grantee's application;
(5) collecting data to evaluate the effectiveness of programs operated with crime reduction grants;
(6) evaluating quarterly the process, outputs, outcomes and other performance measures of programs funded with grants for compliance with all provisions of the Crime Reduction Grant Act;
(7) providing a quarterly report to the commission for review and comparison with other programs receiving grants for similar purposes; and
(8) providing an annual report to the grant administration agency by October 1 of each year regarding program outcomes from use of the grant.
D. The commission shall assist with the implementation of data-sharing agreements to ensure compliance with crime reduction grants.
E. Each grant administration agency shall identify and require the use or development of evidence-based best practices for programs operated with crime reduction grants distributed by that grant administration agency.
F. A grant administration agency may consider any outcome reported to it by a grant recipient from a previous year in making a determination of whether to make subsequent grants or the amount of a subsequent grant."
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