CYFD BHS Domestic Violence Unit

The Domestic Violence Unit is housed within the Children, Youth and Family Department, Behavioral Health Services Division.  It is tasked with distributing state and federal funds for domestic violence services in the State of New Mexico.  The DV Unit is the federal Family Violence Services (FVPSA) State Administrator, oversees State funds for domestic violence, and approves Domestic Violence Offender Treatment or Intervention (Battering Intervention) programs.

The numbers below are not crisis or hotline numbers. If you need assistance with a crisis, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or your local provider.

David River, MBA
DV Unit Program Manager
FVPSA State Administrator
davidb.river@state.nm.us
(505) 795-1645

Britta Magnusson
Domestic Violence Specialist – Survivor Services
britta.magnusson@state.nm.us
(505) 467-9872

Albert Abeita
Domestic Violence Specialist – DV Offender Treatment Programs
albert.abeita@state.nm.us
(505) 318-7301

Vicki Nakagawa
Domestic Violence Support Specialist/COVID-19 Response
vicki.nakagawa2@state.nm.us
(505) 235-7952