In 2017, we launched Justice New Mexico, exploring crime and justice issues facing our state. We emphasize a mix of spot news, data reporting, profiles and in-depth multimedia features.
We’d like to thank our partners at the Asian-American Journalists Association and their CJ Project team for helping initiate and support this effort.
By Sky Willard and Nash Reynolds / NM News Port / Amidst increases in property and violent crime in New Mexico from 2016 to 2017, the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) showed a significant drop in the number of reported rapes statewide. However, in the Albuquerque metro area, all crime stats, including rape, were […]
By Taylor Rains, Brooklyn Green, and Alea White / NM News Port / Nonprofits in New Mexico are playing a crucial role in helping children who have been affected by parental incarceration. Child well-being is a hot topic in New Mexico. In 2018, the state was ranked last, behind all 49 other states in overall […]
By Amy Byres / NM News Port / Sexual assault survivors and other supporters gathered in Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to show solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her testimony this week against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Organized by New Mexico Women’s March 2018, the open mic rally invited women […]
By Taylor Rains, Brooklyn Green and Alea White / NM News Port / One in 10 children in the state of New Mexico have at least one parent that was or is incarcerated. Jacob Chavez is a New Mexican who has had both parents behind bars. On Sept. 5, 2018, Chavez met for an […]
By Sky Willard and Nash Reynolds / NM News Port / Demonstrators gathered in Albuquerque’s Roosevelt Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 to condemn inequality in modern penal institutions and show solidarity with prisoners. Speakers and musicians performed atop a platform decorated with orange jumpsuits and banners with messages like “Free Dad!” and “No Youth In […]
By Christina Rodriguez / NM News Port / Nationally it has been a waiting game for Dreamers — young undocumented immigrants — since President Trump ordered an end to the DACA program last September. Politicians and the courts continue to hash it out leaving many Dreamer’s feeling restless and disappointed. Despite this Dreamers and allies […]
By Felecia Pohl and Autumn Scott / NM News Port / The #MeToo movement has given women the platform they need to tell their stories, but some women in the Native American community are still apprehensive to speak out. Studies show Native American women are twice as likely to experience sexual violence in their lifetime […]
By Sarah East and Aleks Mihailovic / NM News Port / The University of New Mexico has a lack of female faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields. A survey of UNM departments reveals a disparity between male and female faculty members. This shortage of female professors is apparent in the science, technology, engineering […]
By Nash Reynolds / NM News Port / ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Members of Rally ABQ, a local group focused on creating change in Albuquerque, gathered on Feb. 14, 2018 and agreed that the best way to tackle the city’s issue of crime is to begin working with key players in the community who fall under […]
By Felecia Pohl and Autumn Scott / NM News Port / The Navajo Nation recently took measures to address sexual harassment at the upper levels of the nation said Delena Otherbull the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) based in Albuquerque. When the #Me-Too movement gained traction last fall […]
By Xchelzin Peña / New Mexico In Depth / The trauma Abrianna Morales, 16, experienced from sexual assault last year was compounded by isolation she felt during her recovery. There was no resource group or program specifically directed toward teens and youth. “I felt very alone, very isolated, having to deal with the PTSD, […]
By Danielle Prokop / New Mexico In Depth / SANTA FE— Lobbyist Vanessa Alarid described feeling like “a deer in the headlights” upon seeing Thomas Garcia at the Roundhouse on Jan. 24th. It was their first run-in since last month when Alarid accused Garcia, a former Democratic representative, of sexual misconduct. Alarid might […]