JJCS / JJCS Literacy

The Luna County Juvenile Justice Continuum of Services Board provides leadership and advocacy to improve the juvenile justice system, provide prevention/intervention services, mentorship and reduce overall delinquency in Luna County.

 Coordinator PicBio: Desa Malina has been the program coordinator for Luna and Hidalgo Counties since September 2015.  She has successfully implemented numerous programs that include Reading and Math Intervention, One Circle Foundation Boys Council and Girls Circle, Strengthening Families and Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Program.  Desa worked in the Emergency Room for 10 years prior to working with youth while pursuing a nursing degree up until 2011.  In 2012; Desa began working with youth as a volunteer and then began working for the Juvenile Community Corrections (JCC) Program in 2013 where she enjoyed working with the youth and their families as a mentor, leader, and educator.  In 2015, Desa began working as the JJAC continuum coordinator and she continues to consistently advocate for the youth in the community and their families by providing prevention, intervention, diversion and alternatives to detention programs. Desa serves on many community boards to promote youth involvement and change.
Phone:     (575) 694-0383
Mission:  To promote and provide leadership and advocacy to the youth of the communities and improve the juvenile justice system, provide prevention services and reduce overall delinquency. 
Vision:    To promote positive family engagement by encouraging youth and their families to participate in educational activities together and increase and improve academic involvement while strengthening family relationships.

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