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Juvenile Citation Program

The Juvenile Citation Program is an alternative program for youth offenders who commit a misdemeanor, petty misdemeanor, or status offense. The citation is screened by JPO and a referral is made to the Citation Program when it is determined that the youth is appropriate for services. The program provides youth an immediate consequence to their offense and diverts them from the formal juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Citation Program (JCP) is included in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventions Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO) Best Practices Database. National Best Practice means a program has demonstrated significant and measurable success, as evaluated by an independent research team.

The Juvenile Citation Program serves all of Dona Ana County and accommodates clients in English and Spanish. JCP is grant-funded by the State of New Mexico's Children Youth & Families Department along with matching funds from the City of Las Cruces. There is no fee to participate.



Month Year
February 2017

Contact Information

Stephanie Giron - Intake Specialist
890 N. Tornillo
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel (575) 541-2279