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Project Focuses On Whole Family To Reduce Youth Recidivism

  University Showcase Friday, 10/16, 8a: Young people who are caught up early in the justice system often face an array of challenges even before they get into trouble. Those can include untreated mental health problems, substance abuse and dysfunctional or violent home lives.

Four years ago Project Adobe launched at the University of New Mexico, funded in part by Bernalillo County, and it’s showing remarkable success in keeping young people from returning to the criminal justice system.

On this episode we talk with pediatrician Dr. Andrew Hsi, the founder and director of Project Adobe, which stands for Averting Disparities in Outcomes by Building Engagement, as well as Senior Program Manager Elizabeth Castro and Education Liaison Lapifany Campos.


Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.
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