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New Mexico Justice is a political action committee (PAC) that supports political candidates who take reasonable positions on criminal justice issues. NMJ was formed in 2009. Though NMJ is not legally connected to the the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA) the two groups are associated and each of NMJ's members is a member of NMCDLA. New Mexico Justice and NMCDLA large support each other's views on criminal justice issues.

New Mexico Justice has been in existence since 2009. Its primary goal is the improvement of criminal justice. NMJ supports those candidates that recognize the need for an effective and efficient criminal justice system, one that understands the importance of protecting constitutional rights while seeing the long-term ramifications of treatment of offenders.

NMJ believes that paying attention to the front end of the criminal justice system is dramatically more important than simply waiting to enact harsh punishments later. To that end candidates who are sensitive to protection of constitutional rights, fair representation of the accused early in the process and throughout the process, alternatives to incarceration, addressing mental health treatment, recognizing drug treatment issues and ensuring quality juvenile representation will receive the support of New Mexico Justice.

How does NM Justice work?

The officers and board of directors of NM Justice CJE are all unpaid volunteers.

How can I get involved?

NM Justice's ultimate goal for 2014 is to raise $20,000 in 2014. If just 20 people give $100 a month we will reach our goal. You can join in the effort by signing up as a member of NM Justice today. For a monthly investment of $100, you will join dozens of your colleagues in creating a lasting impact on the quality of justice for many years to come. Click to learn more about joining NM Justice.