Criminal Justice Coordinating Council


Tips For Managing the COVID-19 Virus in Correctional Settings

In this time of public health emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a number of entities are issuing papers and guidelines to help correctional facilities and their staff to protect both prisoners and the public.


CJCC Releases Report Analyzing How Our Community Can Better Serve Individuals with Mental Illnesses with Criminal Justice Involvement

Bernalillo County, through its participation in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, produced a detailed report titled “Analysis of Bernalillo County’s System for Serving People with Mental Illnesses and Criminal Justice Involvement.” The report represents a continuation of this community’s commitment as memorialized in the 2015 Stepping Up resolution.

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CJCC Releases Pretrial Justice System Study Results

Efforts to improve the pretrial justice system while protecting public safety are working in Bernalillo County, according to a study released Nov. 22.

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Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Strategic Plan 2019-2020

At its November 21, 2019 meeting, the members of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council adopted its first official Strategic Plan. This milestone document is the result of multiple months of one-on-one engagements and group meetings with CJCC members, subject matter experts and other stakeholders to collect input and ideas.

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Second Judicial District Court

The Second Judicial District Court is the largest court of original jurisdiction in the State of New Mexico. The building is located on 400 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

The Metropolitan Courthouse is a courthouse in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, housing the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. The building is located on the northwest corner of 4th Street and Lomas Boulevard in an area known as the Courthouse District.

Bernalillo County Resource Re-Entry Center

The Resource Re-Entry Center program provides resources to individuals who have been released from the Metropolitan Detention Center for better transition into the community. It is open 24/7 and is located at 401 Roma Ave NW in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Attorney's Office

The role of Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office is to manage the prosecutor's office, investigate alleged crimes in cooperation with law enforcement, and file criminal charges or bringing evidence before the Grand Jury. It is located at 520 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Regional Administrator of New Mexico Probation and Parole

Officers of the New Mexico Corrections Department supervise both people on probation and those on parole. They assess the risk that each offender poses and develops a case plan to manage their cases and help to integrate back into society. It is located at 111 Gold Ave SE, Albuquerque New Mexico.

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

The NMCDLA is the single most important organization for any legal professional involved in the defense of the accused in the New Mexico criminal justice system. It is located in Santa Fe New Mexico.

Law Offices of the Public Defender

Every day, eligibility workers, clerks, paralegals, secretaries, administrators, social workers, investigators, computer staff, lawyers, lawyer managers and district public defenders work hard to ensure the client’s legal and social needs are met. The Law Offices of the Public Defender are located at 505 Marquette Ave NW # 120, Albuquerque New Mexico.

Albuquerque Police Department

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is the largest municipal police department in New Mexico. It is located in Bernalillo County and has jurisdiction within the city limits of Albuquerque. It is located at 400 Roma Ave NW, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department

The primary mission of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department includes the protection of life and property; resolution of conflict; creating and maintaining a feeling of security in the community; pro-actively reducing the opportunities for the commission of crime; identification, apprehension and prosecution of offenders of the laws; and the preservation of peace. It is located at 400 Roma Ave NW, Albuquerque New Mexico.

City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque was founded in 1706. It is also known locally as Duke City and is abbreviated as ABQ. It is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico and the 32nd-most populous in the nation.

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Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is the largest county in the state of New Mexico. The county seat, Albuquerque, is the largest city in the state.

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    • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. This meeting will be closed pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1.H(7)(2015) which provides an exception to the requirements of the Open Meetings Act for attorney-client privileged communication pertaining to threatened or pending litigation.
      5/12/2021 3:00 AM

    • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a virtual hearing in the Zoning Conference Room, 111 Union Square St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of considering the below requests. Please see attached agenda, Zoom link and link to sign up to speak.
      5/12/2021 9:00 AM

    • Please be advised that the ABC Community School Partnership Board will meet on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 8:45 a.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through teleconference. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Meeting passcode: 513690
      5/13/2021 8:45 AM



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    Bernalillo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council 



    The Bernalillo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is to serve as the forum concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice, which includes identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation that will enhance public safety and reduce crime in Bernalillo County, advance the fair and timely disposition of cases, maximize the efficient use of criminal justice resources, and ensure justice and improved outcomes for those accused of crimes and the victims of crimes.


    There are eleven members of the Council who are members due to the positions they hold with their respective entity. 

    • Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court
    • Chief Judge of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
    • Bernalillo County District Attorney
    • Bernalillo County District Public Defender
    • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President or highest ranking local individual
    • Bernalillo County Sheriff
    • Albuquerque Police Chief
    • Bernalillo County Commissioner
    • City of Albuquerque Chief Administrative Officer
    • Bernalillo County Regional Administrator of New Mexico Probation and Parole
    • Administrative Office of the Courts Director
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