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Children, Youth and Families Department

About the Department

All of New Mexico’s children are our priority. We work to make sure that every child is safe from abuse and neglect. We also work to strengthen families so that they are safe, healthy and resilient.

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Stephanie Schardin Clarke

Cabinet Secretary: Barbara Vigil

Barbara Vigil served the state with distinction as a New Mexico Supreme Court Justice for nearly a decade before retiring from the bench in June of 2021. Prior to serving as a judge in the First Judicial District Court for over 12 years, she presided over Children’s Court for a decade, advocating for improved systems to meet the critical needs of New Mexico children and families.

Contact Information

To report suspected abuse or neglect: 855-333-7233 or #SAFE

  • Protective Services: (505) 827-8400
  • Juvenile Justice Services: (505) 827-7629

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Information regarding ongoing food delivery efforts to food-insecure New Mexicans during the pandemic.

ALBUQUERQUE — The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Human Services Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are working together in a public-private partnership to feed more than 3,000 New Mexicans who are food...