Child Welfare

Are CYFD decision making tools being used correctly?

73 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When CYFD pursues a report of child abuse, a caseworker interviews the child and conducts a home visit. During the process, they use a structured decision-making model, also known as a decision tool, to help determine if the child is at risk.

Unheard CYFD bills have lawmakers asking questions

167 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Making changes to CYFD to keep kids safe was a big topic during the legislative session. According to New Mexico Child First Network, a child advocacy group, 50 pieces of legislation were presented asking for changes to CYFD and five were passed.

Lawmakers wrap up busy legislative session

191 Views  Â After a 60-day session in the roundhouse, the governor says a lot was accomplished — other lawmakers say more could have been done. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) had a lot to say about what has been done this year. Bills involving CYFD and gun control have been

How often does child abuse & neglect occur in New Mexico?

238 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – KRQE News 13’s latest investigative report highlights a tragic example of what some children in New Mexico’s foster care system face. New Mexico has seen several high-profile stories of child abuse in the last decade, but just how frequent are cases of child abuse and neglect inside the