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CYFD Leadership Shakeup


August 13, 2021 – The Line opinion panel weighs in on the latest shake-up in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Administration. Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Brian Blalock announced his resignation this week under a cloud of controversy and in the face of a whistleblower lawsuit. The Governor announced she is replacing Blalock with newly retired Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil. But, the questions remain about the longstanding challenges and mixed results for the embattled CYFD.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Guests:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima PR
Diane Snyder, former state senator
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School

For More Information:

Retired court justice to take reins of child welfare agencyLas Cruces Sun News

Lujan Grisham: Blalock out as CYFD secretary, former chief justice stepping inSanta Fe New Mexican