Information and Manuals for CYFD Service Providers

Announcement:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic in New Mexico at this time, CYFD is not receiving physical mail - Please send all applications and requests (i.e. Adoption Criminal Record Checks (CRCs), Adam Walsh Checks, and Treatment Foster Care CRCs) via e-mail at CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us.


The documents linked below are current CYFD manuals for the provision of services under the Children, Youth and Families Department Super RFP.

Protective Services Criminal Records Check (CRC) Forms and Instructions for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

Adam Walsh Abuse and Neglect Checks

2020 NM ABUSE NEGLECT CHECK REQUEST [DOC]

Please Type and Email back to CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us



Should you have questions, please call the CRC Unit at (505) 827-8400 or email us at CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us.

CYFD Protective Services Background Check Forms and Instructions for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

  • TFC and Private Adoption Instructions and Forms

    1. First fill out the TFC & Private Adoption CRC Application. This application will help you register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted. (Note: Form shall be typed. If application is missing information, the CRC Unit office will return the entire background check packet so that the application can be be completed and re-submitted.)
      Pro-Se applicants: Please include the Court Name, Address and Case Docket # where you will be filing under "Agency Name and Agency Address."
    2. Register your applicant(s) and/or yourself to get fingerprinted.
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Applicants shall pay $44 fingerprinting fee directly to Gemalto/Cogent via credit card and/or money order. Choose the appropriate ORI and Reason as indicated on the CRC Application. (Note: If the "Type of Application" on the CRC Application does not match the ORI and Reason, the applicant will have to re-pay and get re-fingerprinted.)
      • Print and provide the Fingerprint Registration Receipt to your applicant(s) so they may go to a Gemalto/Cogent Fingerprint Site to get fingerprinted.
    3. Print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt after your applicant and/or yourself has been fingerprinted. To print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt, you will:
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Under "Applicant Use" section, click on "Print a fingerprint submission receipt". Enter the requested information (registration ID# and DOB) or (last name, first name, SSN & DOB), whichever you prefer.
      • Please ensure that the Receipt indicates that the applicant has been fingerprinted. (Note: If you see "Not Fingerprinted," please contact your applicant(s). Do not send us the background check packet until they have been fingerprinted.)
    4. Please fill out the TFC & Private Adoption Child Abuse & Neglect Check Form. (Note: Form shall be typed. Should any part of the form be incomplete, the entire packet will be sent back so that the form can be completed and re-submitted.)
      Pro Se and Attorney applicants: Please include the Court Name, Address and Case Docket # where you will be filing under "Agency/Court Name and Agency/Court Address."
    5. Mail the Background Check Packet which includes the following three documents:
      • Private Adoption CRC Application
      • Fingerprint Submission Receipt
      • Original signed Child Abuse & Neglect Check Form

        E-Mail completed forms and documents to: CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us


        Should you have a question about the status of a background check, send an email with applicant(s) name, DOB and fingerprint date to CYFD.PSCriminalReco@state.nm.us or call (505) 827-8400.
  • CYFD Field Office Instructions and Forms

    1. First fill out the CYFD CRC Application. This application will help you register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted. (Note: Form shall be typed. If application is missing information, the CRC Unit office will notify the sender via email and ask that the form be completed and re-submitted.)
    2. Register your applicant(s) to get fingerprinted.
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • CYFD is responsible for the $44 fingerprint registration fee.
      • Choose the appropriate ORI and Reason as indicated on the CRC Application. (Note: If the "Type of Application" on the CRC Application does not match the ORI and Reason, the applicant will have to get re-fingerprinted.)
      • Print and provide the Fingerprint Registration Receipt to your applicant(s) so they may go to a Gemalto/Cogent Fingerprint Site to get fingerprinted.
    3. Print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt after your applicant has been fingerprinted. To print the Fingerprint Submission Receipt, you will:
      • Go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/nm/index_NM.htm.
      • Under "Applicant Use" section, click on "Print a fingerprint submission receipt". Enter the requested information (registration ID# and DOB) or (last name, first name, SSN & DOB), whichever you prefer.
      • Please ensure that the Receipt indicates that the applicant has been fingerprinted. (Note: If you see "Not Fingerprinted," please contact your applicant(s). Do not send us the CRC Application and Submission Receipt until they have been fingerprinted.)
    4. The CYFD Field Office shall then scan and email the: