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Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Excellence Awards—Honoring Outstanding Leadership and Service in State and Tribal Systems Serving Children and Families

Nominations being accepted now!

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond? Nominate them for an Excellence Award! Nominees and winners will be honored at the 2016 Children’s Law Institute. Submit your nomination here: by October 5, 2015.

Important Updates to the Child Welfare Handbook: July 2015

In July 2015, we issued the second semi-annual update to the 2014 Child Welfare Handbook. This update covers new cases and other legal developments during the period January 1 through June 30, 2015, and supplements the update issued in January 2015. It is important to check both updates when referring using the Handbook. Click here for the updates.

2014 New Mexico Child Welfare Handbook

The 2014 New Mexico Child Welfare Handbook is available online and in print. You can download and search the Handbook from our "RESOURCES" page or purchase a print copy for $35.00 plus $8.00 for shipping and handling. To order a print copy, complete this form and submit it to Tracey Kincaid. Questions? Contact Tracey by email ( or phone at (505) 277-9170.

New Resource: Federal and State Reasonable and Active Efforts Requirements

CLC has created a new resource to focus attention on the reasonable efforts required by federal law and the NM Children's Code. This resource compares state and federal reasonable efforts requirements, indicates when reasonable efforts findings are required, and when relevent, compares these reasonable requirements with the active efforts requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.


CLC Hosts International Visitors

For article, please click here.

Corinne Wolfe Children's Law Center Receives State Bar's 2014 Outstanding Program Award

For article, please click here.

UNM Law School Receives Planning Grant to Increase Pool of Public Interest Attorneys Serving New Mexico’s Most Vulnerable Children and Families

Click here to read press release.


Upcoming Events

New Mexico Children’s Law Institute
Albuquerque, NM
January 6-8, 2016

For more information, click HERE.

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Mailing Address

Institute of Public Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
MSC11 6060
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Address

1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact Us

Phone: 505-277-5006
Fax: 505-277-7064