U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

The New Mexico Corrections Department Prisoner Reentry Initiative (NMCDPRI)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Santa Fe
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections will use these funds for the The New Mexico Corrections Department Prisoner Reentry Initiative (NMCDPRI). The initiative will focus on providing reentry services for maximum-security prisoners within 18 months of release and provide a continuum of support and engagement for another 18 months in their home community. Measureable outcomes for the target population will include decreased recidivism rates; increased access to substance abuse, mental health, and infectious diseases treatment; and enhanced educational and employment opportunities. Furthermore, healthy family reunification, family stability, and overall family wellness will be emphasized for the target population.


Date Created: September 6, 2010