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Community Corrections

Community Corrections programs primarily serve offenders that are assessed as presenting a higher risk for reoffending and who have multiple barriers to success in the community. Individuals may present with chronic mental health needs, medical issues, chronic homelessness or multiple failures at completing substance abuse rehabilitation programs, among other matters. Community Corrections programs address behavioral health and life maintenance issues that have proven to be a challenge for these offenders in the past. Programs require close collaboration between Probation-Parole Officers and community treatment providers. Programs also serve to divert offenders who may otherwise be incarcerated. Community Corrections also serves as a release mechanism for high risk/high needs offenders returning to the community after prison.

Transitional Coordinators are a specialized probation officer, trained to assist individuals who are in need of additional resources in order to be successful on supervision. There are transitional coordinators in each region throughout the state. Transitional Coordinators work closely with treatment providers, transitional living and halfway houses, release planning, and community resources.

Forrest Beard

Forrest Beard

Community Corrections Administrator

615 First Street NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Office: (505) 490-7145

Region I, II, III, and IV

Veronica Moreno-Diaz, Transitional Coordinator Supervisor
615 1st, St, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Office: (505) 934-3624

Region I Santa Fe Transitional Coordinator

Angel Avina, Transitional Coordinator
Office: (505) 250-2637

Grace Valencia-Varela, Transitional Coordinator
Office: (505) 205-6018

2000 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Region II Albuquerque Transitional Coordinator

Mike Estrada, Transitional Coordinator
(505) 362-0179

Leslie Montano, Transitional Coordinator
(505) 470-7167

Emily Caldwell, Transitional Coordinator
(505) 476-2365

615 1st Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Region III Las Cruces Transitional Coordinator

Elida Gonzales, Transitional Coordinator
Office: (505) 915-7223

Calvin Cheeks, Transitional Coordinator
Office: (505) 895-0502

2635 West Picacho
Las Cruces, NM 88007

Region IV Roswell Transitional Coordinator

Paul Orosco, Transitional Coordinator
#5 Grand Ave Plaza
Roswell, NM 88201

Cell: (575) 626-6073

NM Women’s Recovery Academy

Ben Saiz, Probation and Parole Supervisor
P.O. Box 1890
6000 Isleta Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Cell: (505) 460-0745

NM Men’s Recovery Academy

Ben Saiz , Probation and Parole Supervisor
1000 Main Street Bldg #23
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Cell: (505) 460-0745


Ben Saiz , Probation and Parole Supervisor
735 Don Pasqual Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Cell: (505) 460-0745