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Child Protection Best Practices Bulletins

Best Practices Bulletin

The Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice is proud to co-sponsor of this series of publications intended to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in the state’s care here in New Mexico. Originally written in 2007, these brief bulletins describe a number of innovative practices that are child-focused and family centered. In 2011, most of the Bulletins were updated. The current versions of the bulletins are available to be downloaded:

Introductory Bulletin: What is Best Practice? (2011)

  • Advance Calendaring (2011) [PDF]
  • Benchmark Reviews (2007) [PDF]
  • Connecting Children with Incarcerated Parents (2011) [PDF]
  • Education Advocacy (2011) [PDF]
  • Family Engagement (2011) [PDF]
  • Foster Parent Involvement (2011) [PDF]
  • Maximizing the Involvement of Young People (2007) [PDF]
  • Open Adoption and Mediated Contact Agreements (2011) [PDF]
  • Pacing Permanency (2007)[PDF]
  • Parent-Child Visitation (2011) [PDF]
  • Preserving Cultural Connections (2011) [PDF]
  • Special Calendaring (2011) [PDF]
  • Transition Home Plans (2011) [PDF]
  • Well-Being Checklists (2011) [PDF]
  • Working with Undocumented and Mixed Status Immigrant Children and Families (2011) [PDF]


Child Protection Practice Guides

  • Extra Hearings & Status Reviews [PDF]
  • Filing Appeals: Rule 10-352 [PDF]

Booklets for Foster Youth and Others

The New Mexico Court Improvement Project writes and publishes a number of booklets for youth, biological parents, foster parents, judges, attorneys, social workers, clinicians, child advocates, and others who work with children and families in the state. A number of these booklets are available in Spanish as well as English. To download or order the booklets, visit CIP Booklets.


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: 505-277-9170
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