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 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 […]
Editor’s note: This is the third profile in a series on DACA recipients. This article was first published on the Daily Lobo and has been republished with their permission. Minor style changes were made with permission. For DACA recipient and University of New Mexico student Sofia Angulo, becoming a citizen has been difficult. “People say, ‘Oh, well, […]
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles on DACA recipients, printed in partnership with the Daily Lobo. By Amy Byres Lupe Cordova applied for citizenship 18 years ago — but the process was never finalized. “One of the most frustrating things is that people think, ‘Just go apply,’” she said. “I […]
By Marjorie Childress / New Mexico In Depth / When New Mexico In Depth created a fellowship for journalism students of color at University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University, we had high hopes for impactful, community-based stories. We haven’t been disappointed. Here are just a few of the stories created by Melorie […]
By Kevin Maestas and Andrew Lucero / NM News Port / During the school year at the University of New Mexico, the Refugee Well-Being Project holds “learning circles” at the University Heights United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. There students and refugee families meet twice a week to enjoy each other’s company and find ways to […]
By Nichole Harwood and Dani Prokop / NM News Port / Albuquerque’s newly elected mayor Tim Keller took the oath of office Dec. 1st, inheriting a police reform process that has dogged city leaders since 2014. Among Keller’s first acts was naming a new interim chief of the Albuquerque Police Department to replace Gordon Eden. […]
By Isaac De Luna and Victor Santos / NM News Port / If you speak to Sayuri, you would likely say she’s a regular New Mexican high schooler with aspirations to do great things in life. But you’d also learn she and her family are struggling through a scary experience. Sayuri’s dad is facing possible deportation […]
By Danielle Prokop with Celia Raney / NM News Port / SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — After waiting behind caution tape and waving through a fence for more than an hour, families from the U.S. and Mexico finally got what they were waiting for — three minutes with their families through the steel rods of the […]
By Justina Grant and Cayla Montoya-Manzo / NM News Port / “If we’re able to change a life, just one life, it makes it worth it,” said Sebastian Martinez, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico. Martinez announced a new program that aims to pair young people with mentors […]
By Jazzmin Zama, Katherine Whiting and Sarah Ihlefeld / NM News Port / Spending your childhood in foster care is no easy feat, neither is aging out of it. According to the National Foster Youth Institute more than 23,000 children will age out of the U.S. foster care system every year upon reaching the age […]