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February 14, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at proposed changes within CYFD, the Children, Youth and Families Department. CYFD is “thinking outside the box” for big-picture solutions.  The Department is also doing everything possible to keep foster children with family members, and especially aiming to place Native American children within their communities. 

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Edmund E. Perea, attorney and public safety analyst
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies and The Well Woman Show (KUNM) 

For Further Reading:
CYFD forging ahead with major changesSanta Fe New Mexican
Big Plans for Increased Transparency and Accountability from New Mexico’s Children, Youth & Families Department  — blog post, Public Information Officer for New Mexico’s Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD)
CYFD Unveils Foster Care Regulation Changes that Align with Federal Law —  from CYFD website
Short stays, long impactSearchlight New Mexico