Child Welfare

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

18 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

New Study Finds Food Insecurity Improving In New Mexico

165 Views  Â A new study says nearly 300,000 New Mexico residents, including almost 20-percent of children, face food insecurity on a regular basis. The new report by Hunger Free America found that from 2018 to 2020 an average of 291,489 New Mexico residents lived in food insecure homes. That means they were

Authorities find missing Roswell boy safe after nearly 2 years

339 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After nearly two years, Osiel Ernesto Rico has been found safe. New Mexico State Police made the announcement Tuesday evening. In January of 2020, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Osiel. Police said he was taken from his home in Roswell by his father, Jorge Rico-Ruvira,

NMPED launches emotional learning portal

151 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state launched a new portal to help families with social and emotional issues. The Public Education Department partnered with 7 Mindsets, a national leader in online social-emotional learning solutions.

Retired supreme court justice to take over troubled CYFD

159 Views  Â Gov says she reached “mutual decision” on Blalock’s departure SANTA FE, N.M. — Children Youth and Families Secretary Brian Blalock was a no show at a news conference today when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that he was out of her administration. “He’s on vacation. That is why he’s