Agency offices are used to house foster children despite the state’s promise to provide them with appropriate homes
Child & Family Welfare
Child Welfare Experts Say New Mexico Can’t Put Kids in Homeless Shelters Just Because It Lacks Other Beds
An expert report found that New Mexico’s child welfare system has housed foster kids in homeless shelters and other inappropriate settings.
These Foster Kids Need Mental Health Care. New Mexico Is Putting Them in Homeless Shelters.
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 to Follow Through on Promises to Reform Child Welfare System
New Mexico Struggles With Reforming Child Welfare System
A new chapter for Dorris Hamilton
Guardianship took away Hamilton’s freedoms. Her son is getting them back.
CYFD deputy secretary steps down
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.
New accusations in Farmington foster care abuse case
Suit says CYFD knew of abuse at Farmington foster home, failed to protect kids
Blalock steps down
CYFD Cabinet secretary Brian Blalock replaced by former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice amid growing transparency concerns
Questions of fairness
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.