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Important Updates to the Child Welfare Handbook: January 2016

In January 2016, we issued the third semi-annual update to the 2014 Child Welfare Handbook. This update covers new cases and other legal developments during the period July 1 through December 31, 2015, and supplements the updates issued in January and July 2015. It is important to check all three updates when 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.

Updated Resource: Indian Child Welfare Act Bench Card

On behalf of the Tribal-State Judicial Consortium, the CLC has updated the Bench Card on ICWA Requirements to reflect new case law and the 2015 BIA Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings.


We have a new name: the Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice

The Center has adopted a new name to better reflect our vision of a just and equitable New Mexico in which all children are safe, healthy and educated, and can build on the strength of their families and communities to thrive. Read more.

Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Excellence Awards Announced at CLI

At the annual CLI, Chief Justice Barbara Vigil and CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson distributed awards for outstanding leadership and service in state and tribal systems serving children and families. To see the recipients, read the full story.

CWC Hosts USAID Visitors for Discussion of Children in the US Justice System

For the second year running, the Corinne Wolfe Center was honored to host participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program from nine different countries. Read the full story.

Upcoming Events

Videoconference for NM Children’s Court Judges and Judicial Officers

Transition and Educational Planning for Youth in Foster Care
May 4, 2016
Noon- 1 pm
For more information, contact Beth Gillia

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Advisory Partners

  • Chief Justice Barbara Vigil
  • Judge Freddie Romero
  • Judge Marie Ward
  • Judge Jennifer Delaney
  • Judge John Romero
  • CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson
  • Dr. Andrew Hsi
  • Dr. Leslie Strickler
  • Dr. Paul Roth
  • Hilari Lipton
  • Angela Peinado
  • Chamiza Pacheco de Alas
  • Douglas Meiklejohn
  • Javier Martinez
  • Adrián Pedroza
  • Jennifer Saavedra, Deputy Secretary of CYFD
  • Ed Marks
  • Liz McGrath
  • Matthew Bernstein
  • Mia Kern
  • Regis Pecos
  • Brenda Manus
  • Ezra Spitzer
  • Mary Ann Shaening
  • Rebecca Liggett
  • Shelly Bucher
  • Kim Posich
  • Jenny Ramo