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Senator Crystal Diamond Applauds Signing of ‘Children First’ Custody Bill

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SANTA FE ‚ÄĒ¬†Senate¬†Bill 107, sponsored by¬†Senator¬†Crystal Diamond¬†(R-Elephant Butte) and¬†Senator Daniel Ivey Soto¬†(D-Albuquerque), was signed into law Wednesday by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.¬†The bill¬†amends the timeline for the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to file a petition from two days from the date of the petition to not more than three days after the child is taken into custody.¬†Senate Bill¬†107¬†further stipulates¬†that when a child has been taken into custody for a second time in six months, ¬†a department employee above the level of supervisor would be required to conduct a review to determine whether the child should be released to the child‚Äôs caregiver.

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