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2023 Spring Update

Our Spring Update is here! Read about our 2023 legislative successes, our new home, and how young people are able to build their skills as parents and leaders.

Update TANF for NM’s families

TANF is not a lot of money, but families like mine really need it. Senate Bill 267 would make important updates to the TANF program that would help families like mine.

2023 Winter Update

Our winter newsletter is here! Check out the latest from NMCAN, including our 2023 Legislative Priorities, Open House invitation, and more.

The “Death Penalty” of Child Welfare: In Six Months or Less, Some Parents Lose Their Kids Forever

Once considered a last resort reserved for parents who abandon their children, the involuntary and permanent termination of parental rights now hangs over every mother and father accused of any form of abuse or neglect — including allegations of nonviolent behavior like drug use or truancy, the two central parenting issues in the Snodgrasses’ case. Known in the legal world as the “death penalty” of child welfare, it can happen in a matter of months.

2021-2022 Annual Report

NMCAN is happy to share our 2021-2022 Annual Report. As our world continues to navigate the ongoing challenges around COVID-19, NMCAN has been prioritizing reconnection….

Happy Fall!

Dear Friends, Happy fall! NMCAN continues to reconnect with young people via in-person programming that grows their leadership skills and strengthens our relationships with each….

New state office will offer solutions beyond foster care

Child abuse and neglect comes from a complex and painful history, and it should never happen. However, sensationalized narratives prevent productive public discourse, keeping us focused on punishing parents and moving children into a broken system. OFRA and quality legal representation are solid first steps on the long road to achieving real community change – a change that creates community-centered approaches that address poverty and truly support families.