Youth crisis shelters aren’t set up to deal with foster youth who need intensive mental health treatment. When teens try to harm themselves or others, staff resort to calling 911.
New Mexico Struggles With Reforming Child Welfare System
Terry Locke, deputy secretary of CYFD, has announced his retirement, the latest in a string of departures from the agency responsible for the well-being of the state’s most vulnerable children.
Suit says CYFD knew of abuse at Farmington foster home, failed to protect kids
CYFD Cabinet secretary Brian Blalock replaced by former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice amid growing transparency concerns
CYFD employees say they were sidelined or fired for voicing concerns about a ‘sacred cow’ software contract.
High-level officials accuse the CYFD of retaliation against complaints about Signal and other concerns.
After suffering one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, this New Mexico town on the edge of Navajo Nation is reaching a breaking point as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire.
Records show CYFD destroyed communications on COVID response, other official documents. Employees who complained were fired.
In the state department charged with child welfare, leadership and staff avoid a paper trail with encrypted messaging.