Reducing crime and improving the economy by ensuring stable childhoods
Pressed with economic challenges, New Mexico’s divided legislature is looking to cut programs across the board. Our members in New Mexico argue that proven programs that help at-risk children should not be among those budget cuts. New Mexico ranks 49th in the nation in child well-being, due to factors such as economic security, health, and education. Programs like voluntary home visiting can improve these outcomes and reduce crime in the years to come.