Juvenile Justice Board

Executive Meeting


  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 4th Thursday of the month
  • Valencia Regional Emergency Communications Center in the training room, 123 Don Pasqual
    Los Lunas, NM 87031
  • Except for the months of November and December when the meeting is scheduled for the 3rd Thursday
  • No meeting in the month of July

General Meeting


  • Noon
  • 4th Thursday of the month
  • Valencia Regional Emergency Communications Center in the training room,123 Don Pasqual
    Los Lunas, NM 87031
  • Except for the months of November and December when the meeting is scheduled for the 3rd Thursday
  • No meeting in the month of July

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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About the Board


The Valencia County Juvenile Justice Board is not part of the juvenile probation office, but is a community based board comprised of approximately 25 members. To include many diverse government, private, county, faith based organizations, and business entities. There are currently 9 executive board members, all of whom hold voting privileges.

The board held its initial planning and organization retreat in August 2010. At that time the mission statement, vision and guiding principals were created, and identified plans and goals for the board. 5 subcommittees were created with a governing chair. Those 5 subcommittees have since been consolidated into 4 subcommittees that continue to work toward meeting the needs of the community. In August 2019, the board held their annual retreat to further assess the needs of the community and create their plans and goals for the next 4 years.

Participation at these meetings continues to be strong with an average attendance of 20 members. There are currently 4 subcommittees which meet monthly, separately, and again during the general board meeting. Additionally, there have been special work groups which have met to address specific project planning.

Mission


The Board’s Mission is to serve the youth and families in Valencia County by providing comprehensive services for the purpose of empowering families to be successful, productive citizens.

Vision


The Vision of the board is to engage our community to collaborate by fostering innovation, networking, education, and prevention through the development and sustainment of youth- centered, family focused services. Our goal is to strengthen families and promote self-sufficiency for the youth in Valencia County.

Guiding Principles


Its guiding principles are:
  • Delinquency prevention
  • Establishing a continuum of care for Valencia County Youth
  • Establishing a system of graduated sanctions
  • Establishing effective alternatives to detention
  • Promoting education, health, and positive community involvement
  • Strengthening families