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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Charged with a misdemeanor offense in Bernalillo County
  • Must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or the corresponding reserve branches and/or members of the National Guard. Less than honorable discharges are reviewed on a case by case basis
  • Eligibility for CVC is not determined by eligibility for benefits from the Veterans Administration
  • An identified treatment need/issue substantially related to the offense
  • Consent of the prosecuting authority for pre-plea referral to the CVC or post plea if a presumptive commitment to prison/ jail exists.

Acceptance in the program is contingent upon meeting the full eligibility criteria of the program and approval of the CVC Presiding Judge.

You may be excluded from the CVC Program if you:

  • Have a conviction or a guilty plea to any offense deemed violent or inappropriate for the CVC.

  • Have been found guilty for any degree of murder, voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, or an offense involving a weapon.

  • Have been found guilty of a sexual offense.

  • Have another pending criminal case in which you would be deemed ineligible.

  • Are on probation/parole supervision for another case.