Probation and Parole

Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez

Director

Office: 505.827.8830
Fax: 505.827.8388

Vacant

Vacant

Deputy Director

Office: 505.827.8830
Fax: 505.827.838

Supervision Conditions & Special Programs

The following are the conditions for probation and parole supervision programs. In addition to the supervision conditions listed below, most offenders are required to comply with special conditions of supervision that relate specifically to their case. Restitution and counseling are examples of commonly imposed special conditions. In addition to the standard conditions of Probation and/or Parole, offenders assigned to a special program must comply with additional supervision conditions.

NMCD Probation & Parole

4337 NM 14,
Santa Fe NM 87508
P.O. Box 27116,
Santa Fe NM 87502-0116

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Central office 505.827.8830
Fax 505.841.4911

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Standard Probation Supervision

Standard supervision serves those offenders in the community who are less likely to re-offend and who do not fit the criteria of special programs. Some offenders are placed into standard supervision if they are pending acceptance in special programs. The following are the conditions of Standard Probation Supervision.

  • State Laws: I will not violate any of the laws or ordinances of the State of NM, or any other jurisdiction. I shall not endanger the person or property of another.
  • Reporting: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer as often as required and will submit completed and truthful written reports as required by my Probation/Parole Officer. All communication with my Probation/Parole Officer will be truthful and accurate and I will promptly reply to any correspondence or communication I may receive from the Probation Office.
  • Status: I will get permission from my Probation/Parole Officer before: a) Leaving the county where I am being supervised and/or residing; b) Changing jobs; c) Changing residence; or d) Engaging in any major financial contract or debt.
  • Association: I will not associate with any person identified by my Probation/Parole Officer as being detrimental to my Probation supervision, which may include persons having a criminal record, other probationers and parolees, and victims or witnesses of my crime or crimes.
  • Supervision Level: I will follow all orders and instructions of my Probation/Parole Officer including actively participating in and successfully completing any level of supervision and/or treatment program, which may include Community Corrections, ISP, Electronic Monitoring or other supervision/treatment program, as deemed appropriate by the Probation/Parole Officer.
  • Visits: I will permit any Probation/Parole Officer to visit me at my home or place of employment at any time. I will permit a warrant-less search by the Officer of my person, automobile, residence, property and/or living quarters if he/she has reasonable cause to believe the search will produce evidence of a violation of my conditions of probation.
  • Employment: Unless exempted, I will make every effort to obtain and hold a legitimate job and fulfill all financial obligations required of me including support of my family. I shall cooperate with my Probation Officer in any effort to assist me in obtaining employment. If I lose my job for any reason, I shall report this fact to my probation/Parole Officer within 48 hours of the change.
  • Weapons: I will not buy, sell, own or have in my possession, at any time, firearms, ammunition, or other deadly weapons.
  • Drugs: I will not buy, sell, consume, possess or distribute any controlled substances except those legally prescribed for my use by a State Certified Medical Doctor. I will also provide urine or breath test specimens for laboratory analysis upon request of the Probation and Parole division.
  • Arrest: I will report any arrest, charge or questioning by a Peace Officer to my Probation/Parole Officer within 48 hours of the incident. The toll free number 1-866-416-9867 is available for emergency contact with my Probation/Parole Officer.
  • Transfer: If my probation supervision is transferred to another state, I will abide by any additional supervision conditions required by that state.
  • Informant: I will not enter into any agreement to act, or act as an “informer” or special agent for any law enforcement agency without the permission of the Director of the Probation and Parole Division and the sentencing judge.
  • Probation Costs: I will pay probation costs as determined by my Probation/Parole Officer on or before the designated date each month to the Corrections Department in the form of a money order or cashier’s check.
  • Photo: I will submit myself for photographing and fingerprinting as directed by the Probation & Parole Division.
  • Alcohol: I shall not possess, use or consume any alcoholic beverages and will not at any time enter what is commonly known as a bar or lounge where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for consumption on the premises.
Standard Parole Supervision

Per statute NMSA 31-21-5, parole means “the release to the community of an inmate of an institution by decision of the board or by operation of law subject to conditions imposed by the board and to its supervision”.

  • 1. I will report to my Parole Officer as directed. I will not abscond from parole, as evidenced by my failure to report where I cannot be located, after reasonable efforts, at my place of approved residence and employment.
  • 2. If I am paroled or transferred to the custody of another State, I will abide by the rules in effect in that State, as well as the parole conditions imposed by the New Mexico Adult Parole Board.
  • 3. I must seek and obtain permission from my Parole Officer before changing residence. I must secure a travel permit from my Parole Officer before any travel out of the county to which I am being supervised.
  • 4. I will demean myself as a law abiding citizen. I will notify and advise my Parole Officer of any arrest within 24 hours (felony or misdemeanor).
  • 5. I must maintain acceptable behavior and conduct which shall justify the opportunity granted to me by the New Mexico Adult Parole Board.
  • 6. I will not illegally possess, use, or sell any narcotic drug, controlled or synthetic substance, or drug paraphernalia. I will not consume or buy intoxicating beverages, nor will I enter what is commonly known as a bar or lounge where intoxicants are sold..
  • 7. I will submit to substance testing at my Parole Officers discretion.
  • 8. I will not knowingly associate with any person who is a detriment to my parole. I will have no gang contact, attire, or paraphernalia.
  • 9. I will not buy, sell, own or have in my possession, at any time, firearms, ammunition, or other deadly weapons of any kind.
  • 10. I will seek and maintain verifiable employment, education, or community service (if not employed) and notify my Parole Officer immediately in the event of termination or change of employment.
  • 11. I will permit my Parole Officer or Corrections Officials to visit me at all reasonable times, places, and will submit to reasonable warrantless searches per New Mexico Corrections Department policy.
  • 12. I will refrain from driving any motor vehicle without a valid NM driver’s license, registration, and insurance.
  • 13. I will comply with all conditions and fines imposed by the judgment and sentence, as ordered by the court.
Intensive Supervision

Intensive Supervision provides concentrated supervision to each region’s most high risk offenders. These offenders typically include gang members, repeat felons, and violent offenders.

  • Report: I will report to the Intensive Supervision Officer at the Probation and Parole Division Office as required. This reporting requirement may be altered by the ISP Officer for the benefit of those participants who are employed full-time.
  • Abide by Curfew: I will be at my residence during my designated curfew hours, unless I have written authorization from my Intensive Supervision Officer to be away from my residence during these hours. I understand that this condition may be enforced through the use of electronic monitoring equipment. I agree to use diligence in the care of this equipment and understand that any tampering with any part of the equipment can result in my immediate arrest. I also agree to immediately contact my supervising Officer if any questions or problems arise about the equipment.
  • Communication: I must have a phone line in working condition within two weeks of being placed on Intensive Supervision, unless waived by my Intensive Supervision Officer. I will maintain a clean, safe and suitable residence. I will not have anonymous call rejections, voice messaging, nor any other phone service that interferes with my supervision.
  • Seeking Employment: I understand that if I am not employed full-time I will report to the ISP Officer each day (Monday: Friday) and provide verification that I am actively seeking employment. Upon obtaining full-time employment, I will provide verification of all my income and it’s source each and every month.
  • Travel Restriction: I will only travel outside of the county in which I reside with my ISP Officer’s permission and only with a valid travel permit. Travel is limited to a 70-mile range from my county of residence and no overnight travel is permitted while under Intensive Supervision.
  • Community Service: I will perform a total of thirty, 30 community service hours while I am under Intensive Supervision. A minimum of ten, 10 hours will be completed during each phase.
  • Alcohol Use: I will not buy, possess or consume intoxicating beverages at any time and will not at any time enter a bar or lounge where alcoholic beverages are served or sold for consumption on the premises. There will be no alcohol at my residence.
  • Urinalysis Test: I will submit a VALID urine specimen for analysis upon request. I will be prepared to submit such specimen each time that I report.
  • Search: I will submit to a warrant-less search of my person, residence and personal belongings, including the automobile I am driving, by the Intensive Supervision Officer upon request.
  • Forbidden Association: I will not associate with any person whom my Intensive Supervision Officer has forbidden me to.
  • Law Contact: Any contact with local, State or Federal authorities, including traffic citations and/or arrest, must be IMMEDIATELY reported to the Intensive Supervision Officer.
  • Counseling: I will attend and complete any counseling requited by the Court, the Parole Board, the Intensive Supervision Officer or Probation/Parole Officer. I will notify my Supervising Officer within 24 hours of any missed sessions
  • Obey P.O.: I will obey all the lawful and reasonable demands of the Intensive Supervision Officer or Probation/Parole Officer.
Community Corrections Programs

Community Corrections Programs primarily serve offenders in the community based on the risk level and the needs of the offender. These offenders often have greater treatment needs. The Department works together with the behavioral health collaborative to provide the most suitable behavioral health services these offenders. Community Corrections programs also serve as a diversionary program for probation/parole violators who would otherwise likely be incarcerated.

  • PROG LENGTH A: The minimum length of time I must remain in the program is six, 6, months.
  • PROG LENGTH B: I understand that the length in program can exceed the minimum if program requirements are not met or I am non-compliant with treatment or supervision requirements.
  • PROG LENGTH C: I understand that the program will assess immediate sanctions for any occasion of non-compliance which may include but not be limited to: Electronic Monitoring, curfews, phone check-ins, additional community service, additional treatment sessions or support group meetings, additional office visits, house arrest, jail time.
  • EMP/TRN/ED A: I will obtain employment within 30 days of the program unless I am unable to work for certified medical reasons or unless I am attending school full-time. Offender will be required to provide verification of work or school attendance.
  • EMP/TRN/ED B: I will not miss work, training, or educational program/classes for any reason except for illness or emergencies. Any absence requires the approval of the Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. Any unexcused absence will be considered non-compliance.
  • EMP/TRN/ED C: The program will increase reporting requirements and/or aspects of required programming when I am unemployed or not attending school full-time.
  • EMP/TRN/ED D: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager all money I have received and the source of that money.
  • TREAT & APPOINT A: I will show up at the scheduled time for all appointments made for and/or by me. I will not miss scheduled appointments without prior permission of my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. Any unexcused absence will be considered non-compliance.
  • TREAT & APPOINT B: I will participate in any counseling or treatment program my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager recommends and I will obey all rules of that program.
  • TREAT & APPOINT C: I will attend any support group, i.e., AA, NA, recommended by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager and will provide proof of attendance.
  • TREAT & APPOINT D: I will submit to urine tests, breath alcohol or blood tests as ordered by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager.
  • LIVING ENVIRON A: I will immediately report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager any and all disagreements or problems I am having or have had with my landlord, apartment manager, parents or roommates that may affect my current residence. If the disagreement or problem does not immediately affect my residence then I will report any occurrence within 48 hours.
  • LIVING ENVIRON B: I may be placed on a curfew at any time. If placed on a curfew, be at my place of residence (as reported to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager) at the time ordered and not leave from there until the time allowed.
  • LIVING ENVIRON C: At any time during the program, I may be placed in electronic monitoring.
  • LIVING ENVIRON D: I will allow my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager or their designee to visit me at home or elsewhere as often as they feel necessary and I will submit to a search of my person, residence, automobile, and personal belongings upon request by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager or their designee.
  • REPORTING A: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager as directed. I understand that my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager will develop and review with me specific requirements at each phase of programming and as I transition from phase to phase. Phase requirements will include reporting requirements, drug testing requirements, treatment requirements, community service requirements and may include additional program requirements such as curfews and electronic monitoring.
  • REPORTING B: I understand that the initial phase of programming will be the most restrictive and that as I meet program requirements and remain in compliance I will transition to less restrictive phases of programming until completion.
  • REPORTING C: I understand that non-compliance at any phase of programming may cause me to be assessed back to a more restrictive phase or terminated from the program.
  • REPORTING D: I will not miss a scheduled report date or time without PRIOR permission of my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. Any unexcused missed reporting contact will be considered non-compliance.
  • REPORTING E: I will report to my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager with 48 hours all contacts with law enforcement agencies (including arrests, detention, questioning and traffic citations), and any discharges from employment, change in residence, and change in phone numbers.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENT A: I will not do anything that would be a violation of my conditions of release as stipulated in my Probation Orders and/or my Parole Certificate.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENT B: I will perform required community service as assigned by my Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager. I will complete a minimum of four, 4, hours of community service per month if employed full-time or enrolled in school full-time or any combination of the two. Offenders shall complete a minimum of ten, 10, hours of community service per month if employed part-time, enrolled in school part-time or unemployed.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENT C: I will not offer a gift or bribe to any staff member of the program.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENT D: In the absence of my assigned Probation/Parole Officer or Case Manager, I will abide by the instructions of their representative.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENT E: I understand that the program may amend this contract and/or change any phase requirement at any time during my stay in the program to include additional conditions that are determined to be necessary for my continued participation and that meets my treatment needs.
The Drug Court Program

The Drug Court Program is specifically geared towards individuals who have drug/alcohol addictions, which have contributed to their criminal activity. The following are the standard conditions of the Drug Court program.

  • Conduct: I will not violate any of the laws or ordinances of the State of New Mexico or of any other jurisdiction, and I will not endanger the person or property of another.
  • Reporting: I agree to report to my Probation Officer (Drug court Officer) as often as requested.
  • Permission: I will get permission from my Probation Officer and the Judge when applicable before:
    Leaving the county where I live;
    Changing jobs;
    Changing residence.
  • Association: I will not associate with any person having a criminal record. (This condition may be changed in writing by the Probation Officer for any necessary reason that the Probation Officer considers appropriate.)
  • Following Orders: I will follow all orders and instructions of my Probation Officer, and I will promptly reply to any correspondence that I may receive from the Probation Office.
  • Weapons: I will not have in my possession, any firearms or deadly weapons.
  • Arrest: I will report any arrest or charge to my Probation Officer within 72 hours of the incident. Further, I will report any contacts made with law enforcement for any reason.
  • Controlled Substances: I will not use any substances that will cause a positive drug screen, including but not limited to narcotic prescriptions and/or over-the-counter drugs.
  • Alcohol: I will not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages nor will I enter any liquor establishments.

Probation & Parole Divisions

Region I

Region II

Region II Special Programs

Community Corrections

Region III

Region IV

Interstate Compact

FAQs

Offenders asking about their money not applying to their account (COPS).

Offenders must contact their parole officer.

A parent or relative calls in asking about when the offender is getting released.

They must contact the Parole Board – 505-827-8916 / 505-827-8878 / 505-827-8825

Family members of the offender asks who is going to be the Parole Officer.

They must contact the specific Region Officer Manager.