12. Evaluation Use

New Mexico

New Mexico has published a series of inventory and cost-benefit reports in the areas of children’s behavioral health, adult behavioral health, early education, child welfare, criminal justice, healthcare, and education. In 2019, the Legislative Finance Committee’s evaluation unit published analyses on substance abuse treatment outcomes and Medicaid spending and managed care administration. In FY21, the evaluation unit is partnering with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America to evaluate the effectiveness of the state’s early college high schools. All reports from the evaluation unit can be found here.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice, Child Welfare, Economic Mobility, Education, Health