CYFD Headline Highlights: January 2015


Following are links to selected news media reports published this month regarding CYFD issues and events. Articles will be added as they are published throughout the month.



CYFD request deserves top consideration for funding

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board, Albuquerque Journal - Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Agency asking for $10 million to help reduce child protective services caseloads.


New center would help UNM docs diagnose child abuse

By Michael Haederle, UNM Health Sciences Center News - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
2015 legislative proposal would help create a new Child Maltreatment Center at UNM.


Lawmaker proposes mandatory family services in abuse cases

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press - Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Rep. Kelly Fajardo proposes legislation that would require parents or guardians to receive court-ordered family services when abuse or neglect of a child is suspected.


Local representative seeks stiffer punishment for peeping

By Steve Garrison, Farmington Daily Times - Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage presents bill that would strengthen law against voyeurism involving children.


Officials discuss restorative justice and drug use among teens

By Kelly Brooks, Ruidoso News - Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Juvenile probation and drug court officials propose implementation of restorative justice program at Ruidoso High School.


Court appointed special advocates in need to help children and program

By Julia M. Dendinger, Valencia County News-Bulletin - Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Valencia County offering training to volunteers who will support interests of abused and neglected children involved in the court system.


Social worker 'pays it 4ward' to teacher who opened home to four children - Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
CYFD's Kellie Tomlin brings recognition, reward to teacher who opened her home to foster children in need of a safe place to live.