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CARA Reports

2017

Process Evaluation of the Bernalillo County - Be Above the Influence Marketing Campaign

January 2017

This report reviews the Bernalillo County Be Above the Influence marketing campaign. The Be Above the Influence (B-ATI) marketing campaign began in July 2014 as a program to encourage teens in Bernalillo county to choose not to drink, do drugs, bully others, or commit violent acts.

2016

Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center Population Snapshot June 2016

November 2016

This is an analysis of the jail population at a point in time (June 30, 2016). The document gives an overview of the population. It also discusses the population growth as well as the sentencing status and highest charges.

City of Albuquerque Heading Home Initiative Cost Study Report Final

May 2016

This study focuses on a cost analysis that compares the cost of a wide variety of different services, which are described for standardized time periods before study group members entered the Heading Home Initiative program to the cost of services after study group members entered the Heading Home Initiative program for a similar time period.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Heading Home Cost Study

May 2016

The goal of this research is to study the cost benefit of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Heading Home Initiative (AHH). The research is designed to study the costs before and after the provision of housing for chronically homeless persons in Albuquerque, N.M. This report includes a brief literature review, a short methodology section, a brief description of the study sample, and an analysis of interview and official service and cost data.

College Student Athletes Early Intervention Program at the University of New Mexico

March 2016

The Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs (DSAP) contracts and works with the Public Safety Psychology Group (PSPG), Media Literacy and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) in an effort to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Due to the age of college athletes, and the above average risk of heavy episodic drinking, getting to these groups of students early in their college and sport careers is vital.

City of Albuquerque Police Department On Body Camera System Research

February 2016

This research study had several goals: document the use of the Albuquerque Police Department On-Body Camera System; provide information useful for informing the development of a policy regarding the use of the camera system and provide information to inform a method to audit the policy and the use of the camera system by police officers. Recommendations from the study incorporate call for service and video data as well as focus group input of field and investigative police officers.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Police Department On Body Camera System Research

February 2016

A brief version of the research study of the Albuquerque Police Department on body camera system. The study had several goals: document the use of the Albuquerque Police Department On-Body Camera System; provide information useful for informing the development of a policy regarding the use of the camera system and provide information to inform a method to audit the policy and the use of the camera system by police officers. Recommendations from the study incorporate call for service and video data as well as focus group input of field and investigative officers.

Fall 2015 UNM Latina/o Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

January 2016

The purpose of this report is to detail the responses to a survey administered to the participants of the Fall 2015 Latina/o Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship. Hosted jointly by the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico (UNM), the Fellowship Program provides Latina/o graduate students with resources, networks, and skills in order to support them in completing their degree programs and increase their representation within academic and professional organizations.

Assessment of PREP: Longitudinal Survey Analysis

January 2016

This is the second report of the longitudinal study of the PREP program performed by the University of New Mexico - Institute for Social Research.

2015

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Report

November 2015

This study involves pre and post training surveys of all eligible Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) staff, contractors, and volunteers who participate in PREA training. The report includes several sections including a review of existing data maintained by the MDC to document PREA related incidents at the MDC; a brief description of the development of the PREA trainings; the analysis of the PREA training pre- and post-surveys; and a conclusion with recommendations.

Pathways to a Healthy Bernalillo County Program - A Cost Study

October 2015

The main objective of this cost study is to estimate the efficacy of Pathways using two major outcomes, total UNMH hospital group charges and total number of visits to UNMH hospital group sites. From an initial pre and post comparison cost study conducted, we found that both total charges and visits for Pathways clients increased from the pre period to the post period across a variety of participants, type of care, services, and diagnoses.

2015 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Academy Participant Survey Report

July 2015

This report describes the results of a survey administered to the participants of the 2015 Graduate and Professional Student Academy.

2014-2015 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

July 2015

This report describes the results of a survey administered to the participants of the 2014- 2015 Latina/o Graduate Fellowship. Hosted jointly by the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico, the Fellowship Program provides Latina/o graduate students with resources, networks, and skills in order to support them in completing their degree programs and increase their representation within academic and professional organizations.

City of Albuquerque, Collaborative on Police - Community Relations - Phase One Report

June 2015

This study had two goals. First, to assess the implementation of the Collaborative following the process outlined in City Council Resolution R-2014-052 (Appendix A) and second to provide key themes distilled from the different sources of information described later. These key themes will be used during the Phase 2 Feedback Sessions to help in the drafting of community goals that will be prioritized. In Phase 3 the community goals will be implemented and a committee will be established to monitor and track progress to keep the process moving forward. The Collaborative was created by an Albuquerque City Council Resolution (R-2014-052) signed and enacted by the City Council and Mayor. The City of Albuquerque Office of Diversity and Human Rights and the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution were given the responsibility for implementing the Collaborative.

Catholic Health Initiatives St. Joseph's Children Home Visiting Program Implementation Review

May 2015

The purpose of this study is to determine how well the CHI SJC program adheres to the program design and how well the program follows known best practices and/or science based practices. The CHI SJC program has not been studied to determine how the program operates. This study uses interviews of program administrators and staff, observations of services, focus groups, and a review of client files.

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse: Public Inebriate Intervention Program

January 2015

A report on Bernalillo County's Public Inebriate Intervention Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2014

Graduate Resource Center: Report in Brief

August 2014

This report provides a review of GRC research focused on documenting the implementation of the GRC and progress towards meeting the goals of the GRC. This is done by synthesizing the results of five recent reports by ISR of the GRC. This report also includes a description of the GRC.

Bookings on Citable Charges: An Analysis of Arrests and Bookings in the Metropolitan Detention Center

August 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine the number of persons who are arrested and booked in the Metropolitan Detention Center on a citable offense. We categorized petty misdemeanor arrests into 5 categories: drug, public order, property, traffic, and violent crimes. Based on these categories we calculated the most frequent types of crimes in each category, the number of arrests for each category in a particular month, the average length of stay overall, and the average length of stay for each category.

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse Programs: Assessment Center Review

July 2014

This report reviews the Bernalillo County DSAP Assessment Center, its processes, the population it manages, the program options available to individuals coming to the Assessment Center, and a sample of cases assessed and referred by the AC to its program treatment options. The report makes several observations and recommendations for the AC to enjoin in its pilot program. Additionally, the report reviews programs around the nation using similar admissions or receiving processes, and reviews the design of an effective workflow process borrowed from the field of business process management and matched to the accessing and referring tasks the Assessment Center handles.

2014 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Academy Participant Survey Report

July 2014

This report is based on the responses of 9 students to a web-based survey they were asked to complete as part of their Academy requirements. A total of 9 students participated in the Academy. The survey included various sections including a section requesting demographic information, educational background, employment history, their use and satisfaction with GRC/GSFI services, their opinions and experiences with their graduate program, reasons why they go to graduate school and finishing graduate school, their experiences with the Academy and their aspirations following graduate school.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative 2014 Student Survey Report

July 2014

This report provides the results of the 2014 survey of the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and the Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) participants and Graduate Studies (GS) students who did not participate in any GRC/GSFI services.

New Mexico Bail Bond Schedules: A Comparison of Bernalillo County's Bond Schedule to 21 New Mexico Jurisdictions

June 2014

This brief report compares the approved Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court and the Second District Court bail-bond schedule for misdemeanors and felonies, to the bond schedules used in 21 other jurisdictions in New Mexico.

2013-2014 UNM Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

June 2014

The graduate fellowship offered by El Centro de la Raza and the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is intended to provide the Latina/o graduate community with academic support, resources, networks, and skills in order to help them successfully complete their graduate degrees.

2013

Review of Services Provided by the Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative October 2012-September 2013

December 2013

This document reports information collected from TutorTrac in 2013-2013. Information is reported for October 2012 through September 2013.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative Workshop Evaluations October 2012 - September 2013

December 2013

This report covers the workshop evaluations completed by students who attended the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) workshops between October 2012 and September 2013.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population - Briefing Note

December 2013

This report illustrates the population of the MDC continues to exceeds the design capacity and operational capacity.

City of ABQ Heading Home Initiative Cost Study Phase 1

September 2013

The primary purpose of this study was to report on the cost effectiveness of the Heading Home Initiative program using two methods that have been used in previous studies. Similar to other studies and the previously completed Housing First Cost Study (2011) this study found a net cost benefit. The estimated benefit is fairly large and is conservative. With more complete information (i.e. emergency medical services and ambulance transports) we believe this benefit would have been greater.

City of ABQ Heading Home Cost Study Report in Brief

September 2013

The goal of this research is to study the cost benefit of the Albuquerque New Mexico Heading Home Initiative. This report includes a brief literature review, a short methodology section, a brief description of the study sample, and an analysis of study interview and cost data.

Review of Services Provided by the Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative October 2011-September 2012

June 2013

This report provides information collected from TutorTrac. The information is reported for October 2011 through September 2012.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative 2012 Student Survey Report

June 2013

This report provides the results of the 2012 survey of the Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and the Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) participants and Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) students who did not participate in any GRC/GSFI services.

2012-2013 UNM Latina/o Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship Participant Survey Report

June 2013

The information in this report is based on a web-based survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at UNM. Sixteen of the 19 students completed the survey. The survey included various sections including demographic information, educational background, employment history, their use and satisfaction with GRC/GSFI and El Centro services, their opinions and experiences with their graduate program, reasons why they go to graduate school and finishing graduate school, their experiences with the Fellowship and their aspirations following graduate school.

UNM Graduate and Professional Student Academy Participant Survey Report 2012-2013

June 2013

This report is based on the responses of 11 students to a web-based survey they were asked to complete as part of their UNM Graduate & Professional Student Academy requirements. The survey included various sections including demographic information, educational background, employment history, their use and satisfaction with GRC/GSFI services, their opinions and experiences with their graduate program, reasons why they go to graduate school and finishing graduate school, their experiences with the Academy and their aspirations following graduate school.

Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Student Funding Initiative Workshops Evaluations October 2011-September 2012

June 2013

This report describes the workshop evaluations completed by students who attended Graduate Resource Center (GRC) and Graduate Student Funding Initiative (GSFI) workshops between October 2011 and September 2012 and completed a workshop evaluation.

2012

City of Albuquerque Yellow Light Timing Change and All-Red Clearance Interval Time Change Effectiveness Study Final Report.

September 2012

This study reports on the safety impact of a change in the yellow light interval timings at 18 intersections in Albuquerque, and changes in the all-red light clearance timings at two intersections on the safety measured by changes in crashes and the type of severity of crashes.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Yellow Light Timing Change and All-Red Clearance Interval Timing Change Effectiveness Study.

September 2012

This study reports on the safety impact of a change in the yellow light interval timings at 18 intersections in Albuquerque, and changes in the all-red light clearance timings at two intersections on the safety measured by changes in crashes and the type of severity of crashes.

2011

Assessment of PREP: Academic Year 2010-2011.

November 2011

This report is the second in a series of annual reports to assess the PREP program at UNM. The PREP program is funded by the Minority Opportunities in Research section of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

Longitudinal Assessment of PREP 2006-2011.

November 2011

In addition to annual assessments of the PREP program at UNM, the ISR and PREP staff worked in collaboration to assess the long-term affects attending PREP has had on former PREP scholars. This report provides the results of the web-based survey that former PREP scholars were asked to complete in order to assess the PREP program longitudinally.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Red Light Camera Study.

October 2011

The goal of this study is to report on the traffic safety impact of the Red Light Camera (RLC) system in Albuquerque, N.M. The report in brief includes a literature review, a short methodology section, a brief description of the RLC system, and an analysis of study crash and cost data.

Report on the Project to Collect Uniform Crime Data in New Mexico, Phase 2.

August 2011

This paper includes a brief review of the federal Uniform Crime Report (UCR) program and a description of the six Phase 2 Objectives and the efforts to achieve those Objectives. This report also highlights Phase 1 Objectives.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Housing First Cost Study.

August 2011

The goal of this study is to research the cost benefit of the Albuquerque, N.M Housing First Program. The research is specifically designed to study the costs before and after the provision of housing for chronically homeless persons in Albuquerque, N.M.

City of Albuquerque Housing First Cost Study Final Report.

May 2011

The goal of this study is to research the cost benefit of the Albuquerque, N.M Housing First Program. The research is specifically designed to study the costs before and after the provision of housing for chronically homeless persons in Albuquerque, N.M.

Review of the Bernalillo County Addiction Treatment Program (ATP).

January 2011

This report is an evaluation of the Bernalillo County Addiction Treatment Program (ATP). ATP is a single program with two components, a Jail-Based component and an Aftercare component. The purpose of this report is to assess whether the processes of the ATP Jail-Based and Aftercare components have been fully implemented.

2010

Report in Brief: Felony DWI Sentencing to Treatment Study.

December 2010

This study determines the extent to which offenders convicted of a felony DWI are being sentenced to be screened using the state mandated screening instrument, the treatment received by DWI offenders and the sentences of DWI offenders compared to mandatory minimum sentences.

Assessment of PREP: Academic Year 2009-2010.

November 2010

This report provides an annual assessment of the PREP program at UNM. It provides the results of a web-based survey of pre and post PREP scholars and mentors and makes future recommendations for the program based on the results and analysis of the survey.

City of Albuquerque Red Light Camera Study Final Report.

October 2010

The overall goal of this study is to report in the safety impact of the Red Light Camera (RLC) system in Albuquerque, N.M. on traffic safety measured by changes in crashes, the type and severity of crashes, and changes in the cost of crashes.

Report in Brief: City of Albuquerque Red Light Camera Study.

October 2010

The overall goal of this study is to report in the safety impact of the Red Light Camera (RLC) system in Albuquerque, N.M. on traffic safety measured by changes in crashes, the type and severity of crashes, and changes in the cost of crashes.

Final Report: External Evaluator's Final Report: GK-12 EMRGE Project.

August 2010

This final report chronicles the GK 12 Ecohydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment Project.

Progress Report: GK-12 E-MRGE Project 2008-2009 School Year.

April 2010

This progress Report includes the activities of the Ecohydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment (E-MERGE) project, through the 2008-2009 school year.

2009

Analyzing Calls for Service to the Albuquerque Police Department.

June 2009

This is the last of four reports in a series by the ISR addressing issues related to calls by the public for police services in the City of Albuquerque. This paper includes several sections: previous work, results of our survey, an analysis of 15 months of calls, crime data and a conclusion.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court DWI-Drug Court Cost Study

May 2009

This study was completed to enhance the outcome study of the BCMC DWI/Drug Court program with a review of the cost of the DWI/Drug Court program

2008

GK-12 Optics and Photonics Education Project.

November 2008

This report chronicles the GK-12 Optics and Photonics Education project (OPE) in Albuquerque, NM. The objective of the project was to improve math, science, and engineering education at the K-12 level. This report covers the project evaluation and addresses what is happening in the program, what is working, what problems are occurring and what changes (if any) should be made to the program.

Report in Brief: Second Chance Center Preliminary Study.

October 2008

The Second Chance Center (SCC) is designed as a secure, long-term rehabilitation facility. It is designed to house criminal justice offenders with substance abuse problems. This program evaluation focuses on a process evaluation which focuses on how the program has been implemented and how it operates and how current practices impact the delivery of the program.

Second Chance Center Preliminary Process Evaluation Study.

October 2008

The Second Chance Center (SCC) is designed as a secure, long-term rehabilitation facility. It is designed to house criminal justice offenders with substance abuse problems. This program evaluation focuses on a process evaluation which focuses on how the program has been implemented and how it operates and how current practices impact the delivery of the program.

Analysis of Traffic Warrant Bookings in the Metropolitan Detention Center.

August 2008

The IRS conducted a review of all individuals booked on traffic warrants into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC). This report looks at how bookings on traffic warrants impact the population at the Bernalillo County MCD.

Preliminary Draft: Analyzing Calls for Service to the Albquerque Police Department.

June 2008

This paper is the first in a series of four reports addressing issues related to calls by the public for police services on the City of Albuquerque. It reviews available literature on the subject, a description of one month of data from the APD, a review of potential research goals for future analysis, and the implications and benefits from further detailed analysis of call data.

Progress Report: GK-12 E-MRGE Project 2006-2007 School Year.

January 2008

This Progress Report details the activities of the E-MRGE program during the 2006-2007 school year. At the time of printing, the project has completed one year and the Fall Semester of the second year.

2007

Study of the Recruiting Competitiveness of the Albuquerque Police Department.

November 2007

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) uses specific factors to determine the competitive status of the APD. This report analyses the APD's competitiveness in recruitment of new law enforcement. This study compares recruitment elements such as salary and uniform allowances (among other things) to other recruitment practices in the country and particularly in the region.

Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake Preliminary Review of Clients with Multiple Request for Services.

July 2007

With funding from the City of Albuquerque's Department of Family and Community Services Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), the Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake (AMCI) staff assesses clients to determine if they need drug or alcohol treatment. This analysis provides information analyzing clients who have requested services more than once and it also compares information for clients who have requested services more than once to clients who have requested services once.

City of Albuquerque Hogares Day Treatment Program Evaluation Final Report.

June 2007

The ISR was awarded the evaluation contract for the review of the Child and Adolescent Early Intervention Program and the Day Treatment Program for adolescent substance abusers. The ISR engaged the Center for Progressive Policy and Practice, Incorporated, a consulting firm experienced in the delivery and evaluation of substance abuse treatment and prevention services. This report is to determine the effectiveness of the new programs.

City of Albuquerque Housing First Program Evaluation Report.

June 2007

The Housing First model is designed to keep people who are chronically homeless and diagnosed with severe mental illness housed. The program is administered by the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. This report is a preliminary process evaluation of the Housing First program focused on reviewing program and client information and a review of a small sample of client case management records.

City of Albuquerque Assertive Community Treatment Team Program Evaluation Report.

June 2007

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams are generally intended to serve individuals with serious mental illnesses using team approach to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support. This report covers information about the ACT program including how clients are referred, what happens at the facilities and the ISR provides assessments of the referred individuals in the ACT program.

City of Albuquerque Youth Development Incorporated Child and Adolescent Early Intervention Family Therapy Project Program Evaluation Final Report.

May 2007

Beginning in the Fiscal Year 2005, the City of Albuquerque appropriated new funding to expand behavioral health services and prevention and early intervention services targeting high risk youth. This report provides the evaluation of this project to determine the effectiveness of these efforts in improving the lives of the clients and reducing involvement of these clients in criminal activity.

Report in Brief: GK-12: E-MRGE: Echydrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment.

February 2007

The University of New Mexico partnered with the Socorro and Belen school districts to conduct a three-year GK-12 program exploring Ecohyrogeology in the Middle Rio Grande Environment (E-MRGE). The ISR observed classrooms in order to ascertain whether the goals of the program were met.

Progress Report: GK-12 Optics and Photonics Education Project 2006-2007 School Year.

January 2007

In 2003, the faculty of the School of Engineering (SOE), the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), and the College of Education (COE) at UNM in partnership with the Albuquerque Public Schools, proposed a graduate teaching project to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ISR provides the evaluation of this program.

2006

Drug Use, Addiction and the Criminal Justice Population in Bernalillo County.

July 2006

This report documents the extent of drug use among the criminal justice involved population in Bernalillo County and the availability of substance abuse treatment services for this population. More specifically, it focuses on the individuals who come into contact with the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and to a lesser extent the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC).

Results for the Citizen Review Board Survey.

July 2006

In spring 2005, the ISR was contracted by the New Mexico Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Network to perform an evaluation of the New Mexico Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board (CRB) project. The ISR used a survey in their investigation in order to analyze the effectiveness of the CRB

A Preliminary Review of Metropolitan Detention Center's Community Custody Program.

June 2006

This outcome study includes two parts; the first includes a profile of the Community Corrections Program (CCP) inmate that is both successful and unsuccessful. The second, is a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the progress the Community Corrections Program (CCP) has made toward achieving its program goal of reducing overall recidivism rates among DWI offenders.

Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) DWI Addiction Treatment Programs (ATP) Outcome Study for DWI Offenders

May 2006

This report provides the analysis of the DWI Addiction Treatment Programs (ATP) client satisfaction survey. In addition, the ISR has provided two outcome studies to the MDC ATP; this report is the follow-up to those reports.

Brief Analysis of Bernalillo County's Safe Ride Program

April 2006

This brief report is designed to provide a preliminary cost benefit analysis of the Bernalillo County Safe Ride program.

A Preliminary Review of Bernalillo County's Safe Ride Program

April 2006

This preliminary review of Bernalillo County's Safe Ride program includes information on program hours, clients served and DWI crashes in the county.

Juvenile Detention Center (MDC) AYUDA Program Outcome Study Final Report.

February 2017

This outcome study on the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center's AYUDA program looked at the outpatient component of the program for juveniles who were booked and released from the detention center into the community. Program effectiveness for reducing overall recidivism was analyzed using a comparison group of individuals who did not participate in the AYUDA program.

2005

Status of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center: Analysis of the Jail Population - Briefing Note

July 2005

This briefing note provides an analysis of the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) jail population.

2004

Evaluation of the Eleventh Judicial District Court San Juan County Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

June 2004

This outcome study sought to better understand the effectiveness of the drug court program in San Juan County in reducing the incidences of crime as measured by new referrals and new petitions as juveniles or arrests as adults after leaving the program compared to a similarly matched group that did not participate in the program.

Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Addictions Treatment Program (ATP) Outcome Study Final Report.

June 2004

The ISR reviewed and analyzed the client satisfaction surveys and conducted an outcome study. In addition, the ISR provides technical assistance for the programs database. The goal of this preliminary outcome study is to better understand the effectiveness of the Addictions Treatment Program in reducing the incidence of crime as measured by new bookings for study group participants after they were discharged from treatment and whether they were successful or not.

Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation Final Report

June 2004

The ISR entered into a contract with the Department of Finance Administration's (DFA) Local Government Division (LGD), to provide evaluation research services and technical assistance to the Local DWI Grant Program administered by the LGD.

Average Daily Population in the Jail

May 2004

This report looks at the average daily jail population in Bernalillo County. The report concludes that the prison is overcrowded. The Second Chance Program is designed to take inmates that take up most bed days. This report looks at the population problem in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention center and makes recommendations to alternative avenues to solve the problem

Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation: DRAFT County Level Information System.

April 2004

This evaluation makes recommendations to counties to adopt standardized performance measures as well as implement a standardized format for the evaluation plans.

Estimated Eligible Population for Proposed Second Chance Program.

April 2004

This brief and preliminary report uses Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) data to describe the potential population eligible for the proposed Second Chance Program.

Hepatitis C Media Campaign Evaluation: Final Report.

April 2004

The Hepatitis C Social Marketing Campaign, funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) was an attempt to raise awareness of Viral Hepatitis and prevent its spread among at risk groups.

Results Summary: ENLACE in Albuquerque TVI Ambassadors Program 2002-03.

April 2004

During the summer 2003, the ISR staff conducted a comprehensive review of all student files held by TVI Ambassadors for the purpose of helping to improve data collection and program implementation for the Ambassadors at the Technical-Vocational Institute (TVI).

Summary of ENLACE in New Mexico: Engaging Latino Communities for Education: ENLACE in New Mexico.

January 2004

ENLACE is a national, multi-million dollar effort funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help communities weave together existing programs and introduce new ones that increase opportunities for Hispanics to enter and complete college.

2003

Results Summary ENLACE in Albuquerque Los Companeros Program 2002-2003.

November 2003

The overall goal of the Los Companeros mentoring program is to make middle school students more prepared for the rigors of secondary school. ISR staff administered surveys to participating mentees, mentors, and teachers near the end of the Spring 2003 academic semester. Survey results for each of the three participatory groups are provided herein in the form of descriptive statistics and categorical analyses of survey responses.

Southern New Mexico ENLACE Parent University Program: Parent Survey Summary Report 2002-2003 School Year.

November 2003

The Parent survey was designed to collect information from parents who participated in the ENLACE funded Parent University program during the 2002-2003 academic school year. The data collected in this research effort is not only to find ways in which to improve the program, but also for program sustainability and further program development. This report provides a summary of the responses from the completed surveys received.

Results Summary: ENLACE in Albuquerque, Chicano Studies Program 2002-2003.

October 2003

The Chicano Studies course is designed to target Albuquerque high school Hispanic students in order to address the high dropout rates of Hispanic students. The program has been implemented by ENLACE at three high schools. ISR staff administered surveys at the beginning of the academic year in 2002 and another survey at the end of the spring term in 2003. This report examines student responses, along with descriptive information about the school and course.

El Centro de la Raza Survey Results Report.

October 2003

This report provides the preliminary analysis of the survey data that describes responses to different questions asked to the students who use El Centro de la Raza.

Local DWI Grant Program Final Report: Two-Year Outcome Study of the New Mexico Local DWI Grant Program in Five Counties.

October 2003

This study compares DWI offenders who were screened, received services, and successfully completed treatment in County DWI programs with DWI offenders who did not successfully complete treatment. The study also considers factors affecting re-arrest after discharge.

Report in Brief: Two-Year Outcome Study of the New Mexico Local DWI Grant Program in Five Counties.

October 2003

This study compares DWI offenders who were screened, received services, and successfully completed treatment in County DWI programs with DWI offenders who did not successfully complete treatment. The study also considers factors affecting re-arrest after discharge.

Report in Brief: Comparison of Trends in Alcohol-Involved Crashes Among New Mexico Counties.

August 2003

In the 1990's, numerous state and local government agencies implemented programs intended to lower DWI rates in New Mexico. This study does not establish any linkage between programs and patterns of alcohol-involved crashes with injuries. The focus of this report is on the patterns of change over time. The study compares crash data over time from 1990 thru 2001, across counties and groups of counties.

Comparison of Trends in Alcohol-Involved Crashes Among New Mexico Counties.

August 2003

In the 1990's, numerous state and local government agencies implemented programs intended to lower DWI rates in New Mexico. This study does not establish any linkage between programs and patterns of alcohol-involved crashes with injuries. The focus of this report is on the patterns of change over time. The study compares crash data over time from 1990 thru 2001, across counties and groups of counties.

Report in Brief Local DWI Grant Program Final Report: Bernalillo County Treatment Study.

August 2003

The goal of this preliminary outcome study was to better understand the effectiveness of treatment funded by the Department of Finance Administration in reducing the incidence of DWI. The study looks at the effectiveness of outpatient substance abuse treatment for DWI offenders in Bernalillo County.

ENLACE New Mexico: 2002-2003 Evalauation Report.

July 2003

The purpose of this evaluation is to document the progress of all activities associated with the ENLACE in New Mexico initiatives and to assess their outcomes.

Discharge Planning Process Analysis New Mexico Corrections Department Probation and Parole Division

July 2003

The purpose of this report is to examine the overall pre-parole discharge planning process of the various bureaus within the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) as it relates to sharing of information and inmate preparedness. This summary report considers the entire interview and focus group data collected from all the facilities by the ISR.

2002 HTP ENLACE Fellows: Results Survey.

April 2003

Each academic year, ENLACE administrators of the Hispanic Teacher Pipeline (HTP) select up to 20 Hispanic Educational Assistants (EAs) as ENLACE fellows. The ISR administered a survey to current HTP scholarship recipients pursuing their education in teaching; this summary report provides research findings based on survey responses from the 13 HTP scholarship recipients

Motor Vehicle Related Deaths in New Mexico: Alcohol and Ethnicity.

February 2003

This report, prepared for the State of New Mexico Local Government Division of the Department of Finance Administration, details the history and overview of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. and New Mexico. The purpose of the study is to examine the differences in alcohol-involved fatalities and fatality rates across the Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American ethnic groups using an objective measure of alcohol involvement.

Program View, Engaging Latino Communities in Education: ENLACE in New Mexico.

January 2003

This report gives a overview of what the ENLACE program looks like, the findings from the ISR staff, site descriptions, the importance of policy implications, and the events and activities that ENLACE has sponsored. ISR provides the evaluation of the ENLACE program.

Fact Sheet: Engaging Latino Communities for Education: ENLACE in New Mexico.

January 2003

This report reviews the findings to date of the ENLACE program in New Mexico. It covers events and activities, and ENLACE lessons learned.

2002

Report in Brief: ENLACE in Albuquerque.

October 2002

The ENLACE initiative is a national, multi-million effort funded by the Kellogg Foundation to help communities weave together elements of existing programs and introduce new ones to increase opportunities for Latino/a students to enter and complete college. The ISR staff has implemented a variety of data collection methods for use in short- and long-term project assessments. In addition, the staff has developed culturally specific (bilingual) evaluation instruments, methods, and protocols for use in conducting more thorough evaluations of the impacts of statewide ENLACE initiatives on our targeted population.

Understanding the Nexus: Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Among the Arrestee Population in Albuquerque.

October 2002

A grant awarded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to the ISR provides much needed information on the concurrence of substance abuse and domestic violence. This study uses interview methods of a total of 696 domestic violence arrestees to examine their self-reported drug use during the most recent incidence of domestic violence.

Enlace Family Centers Results Summary-September 2002.

September 2002

The ISR conducted a comprehensive review of all student files obtained from Family Center staff during the academic year 2001-2001. This file review summary is intended to help Family Centers improve their various data collection processes by providing suggestions and encouraging feedback from staff members in according with this summary review.

Report n Brief: Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation.

September 2002

The ISR completed a two-year contract with the New Mexico Department of Finance Administration's Local Government Division to provide research services, training and technical assistance to support the Local DWI Grant Program. The purpose of this briefing is to outline the major findings and recommendations in the Local DWI Grant Program Statewide Evaluation Final Report.

Evaluation of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan DWI/DRUG Court Final Report

September 2002

This report is the evaluation of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan DWI/Drug Court data. It includes a summary of demographic data, an analysis of data using logistic regression, a look at client recidivism, and an analysis of incarceration and probation costs.

2001

Evaluation of the Third Judicial District Court Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

July 2001

The goal in conducting this preliminary outcome study was to better understand the effectiveness of drug courts in terms of whether they 'work' in reducing the incidence of crime as measured by re-arrests of participants after they leave the program when compared to a matched comparison group.

Final Report: Process Evaluation of the Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court Programs in Las Cruces, N.M.

May 2001

The ISR was contracted by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to conduct a process evaluation of the Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court programs. This report provides the findings of the study.

Executive Report: Validation of the Risk/Needs Assessment for use in New Mexico.

January 2001

The ISR has completed several reports during its contracts with the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) to validate the Risk/Needs Assessment (RNA) currently used by the NMCD PPD. Several analyses and reports have been completed as part of the process of validating the RNA and have focused on two different measures of risk: technical violations and termination status. The current report completes this series of analyses and focuses on measures of subsequent arrests.

Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

December 2001

This outcome study sought to better understand the effectiveness of the Juvenile Drug Court program in Bernalillo County in reducing the incidences of crime as measured by new referrals and new petitions as juveniles or arrests as adults after leaving the program compared to a similarly matched group that did not participate in the program.

Evaluation of the First Judicial District Court Adult Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

December 2001

This quasi-experimental outcome study of the First Judicial District Drug Court looked to examine the effectiveness of the program in reducing further incidences of crime using a matched historical comparison group.

Evaluation of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court Sandoval County Juvenile Drug Court: Quasi-Experimental Outcome Study Using Historical Information.

December 2001

This outcome study sought to better understand the effectiveness of the Drug Court program in Sandoval County in reducing the incidences of crime as measured by new referrals and new petitions as juveniles or arrests as adults after leaving the program compared to a similarly matched group that did not participate in the program.

2000

Final Report: Validation of the Risk/Needs Assessment Instrument for use in New Mexico.

March 2001

This current report completes a series of reports to fulfill a contract with the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) to validate the Risk/Needs Assessment (RNA) instrument. This report specifically focuses on measures of subsequent arrests.

Final Report: Process Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court in Albuquerque N.M.

November 2000

The ISR was contracted by the Second Judicial District Court (SJDC) to conduct a process evaluation of the Second Judicial District Juvenile Drug Court. The evaluation revises the existing ISR-designed juvenile drug court database for use by the SJFC Juvenile Drug Court. The report provides the findings of the evaluation.

Final Report: Unit Cost System for Services Provided by Contracted Community Corrections Private Providers

August 2000

The ISR was contracted by the state of New Mexico, Probation and Parole Division (PPD) to create a standard unit pricing system for privately provided program services in the Community Corrections Program (CCP). A unit cost system will enable the private agency providers contracted to CCP to accurately estimate the total cost of services per client when bidding for contracts.

New Mexico Community Corrections Program Data Analysis, 07/01/97-06/30/1999: Final Report

April 2000

This report is the evaluation of client level data for the State of New Mexico Corrections Department.

Final Report: Community Custody Program Data Analysis, 07/01/1997

April 2000

The ISR was contracted by the State of New Mexico Corrections Department to perform an evaluation of client level data for clients. This report discusses the methods of the evaluation and the findings.

1999

Process Evaluation of the Genesis Program at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility.

December 1999

This report is a process evaluation of the Residual Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility (SNMCF) in Las Cruces New Mexico. This final report describes the project's activities in sufficient detail to permit a replication of the project's design, including all data collection and data analysis procedures, findings, and relevant literature.

Status Report: Summary.

December 1999

Final status report summarizing the usefulness of the risk.needs assessment tool.

Mental Health Survey: Final Report

August 1999

In November 1998, the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (MCJCC) contracted the ISR to conduct research on existing community services provided to individuals with mental and/or developmental disabilities who have contact with the criminal justice system. This report provides the analysis of the survey.

Feasibility Study for an Integrated Criminal Justice Information System Final Report.

August 1999

In November 1998, the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (MCJCC) contracted the ISR to perform a study evaluating the feasibility for an integrated criminal justice information system. This report highlights the contract tasks, both completed and not completed and the findings of the evaluation.

Status Report: Overview.

June 1999

In this status report on the Overview section of the PPO Survey, we followed up on the criteria officers use to determine risk status, refer to treatment and otherwise serve offenders as a means of facilitating their progress. This information is used to determine whether the current instrument needs revising for use in New Mexico.

Status Report: Measuring Outcomes.

June 1999

This status report covers an analysis of the section of the PPO Survey in which we inquired about the tools and strategies used by Probation/Parole officers to manage and monitor the outcomes of their clients.

Status Report: Scoring Procedures.

June 1999

This fifth status report focuses on the sections of the survey that address Probation/Parole Officers opinions regarding the scoring procedures and measuring devices utilized in the current Risk Needs Assessment instrument.

Status Report: A Breakdown of the Risk Needs Assessment by section.

May 1999

This fourth status report provides details on the data collected regarding the use if specific aspects of the separate forms of which the Risk Needs Assessment Instrument is composed. This data serves to complement the validation of the current Division Risk/Needs Assessment instrument also conducted by the ISR.

Validation of the Risk/Needs Assessment for use in New Mexico: Preliminary Findings.

March 1999

The New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) contracted the ISR in order to validate the Risk/Needs Assessment (RNA) instrument that is currently used in Wisconsin and to ascertain whether this model can be extended to New Mexico. This report is the first step in the process to validate the RNA instrument.

Status Report: A preliminary Analysis of the Probation and Parole Officer Survey - Computer Usage/Training.

February 1999

This study report is one in a series of deliverables for our current New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD, Probation and Parole Division (PPD) evaluation of Community Corrections (CC) Programs statewide. This third status report focuses on the use of computers by Probation and Parole Officers in fulfilling their job responsibilities on a daily basis.

1998

Status Report: A Preliminary Analysis of the Probation and Parole Officer Survey-Training Section,

November 1998

This second status report of the Probation/Parole Officer (PPO) Survey focuses on discerning the adequacy of the initial PPD training according to the perspective of Probation/Parole officers and ascertaining PPOs impression of the mission of the division and how this might relate to their own goals and objectives in carrying out their job responsibilities on a daily basis.

Status Report: An Analysis of Second Judicial District Court Client Data.

October 1998

This report profiles program participants to enable Drug Court staff to target existing resources based upon successful and unsuccessful participants as well as other criteria.

Status Report: Performance-Based Evaluation.

June 1998

This report briefly summarizes the issues within the Adult Community Corrections programs. The ISR will conduct a performance-based evaluation in order to address the issues outlined in this report.

Status Report: Unit Cost System for Services.

June 1998

The ISR was contracted by the state of New Mexico to determine a standard unit pricing system for program services, particularly for the Community Corrections Department (CCD). The ISR was contracted for a period in order to deliver a report containing a standard unit pricing system that the CCD could use.

Status Report: A Preliminary Analysis of the Probation and Parole Officer Survey.

June 1998

This status report is one in a series of deliverables for a New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probations and Parole Division (PPD) evaluation of Community Corrections (CC) Programs statewide. This report covers the results of the survey and includes future tasks.

Status Report: Validating the New Mexico Risk/Needs Assessment Instrument.

June 1998

This status report is one in a series of deliverables for an evaluation of the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD), Probation and Parole Division (PPD) of the Community Corrections (CC) Program statewide. This report provides a preliminary analysis of the data collected through the contract period.

1993

Evaluation of the Albuquerque Target Cities Program.

January 1993

The Albuquerque Target Cities Project was refunded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for two years. CSAT is required to have an evaluation component to continue funding which is carried out by the ISR.