New Mexico By the Numbers
The 2021 Kids Count Profile from The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Mexico as 49th in the nation for overall child well-being. This profile considers the following areas and provides New Mexico’s rank in each: Economic Well-being (48th); Education (50th); Health (37th); Family and Community (48th). It does not consider how well a state is responding to child maltreatment but research shows protective factors are related to these well-being indicators. For more information on New Mexico from the Kids Count Data Center click here.
Numbers below represent key child protective services information in New Mexico.
Number of reports* received by CYFD FY 21
Percentage of reports* accepted by CYFD for further action FY 21
Percentage of reports** accepted for further action by CYFD that were substantiated FY 21
Number of child victims of abuse and neglect in New Mexico FY 21
Average number of children in foster care in FY 21
Number of children in CYFD custody at end of FY 21
Number of non-relative foster homes in New Mexico at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20
Number of relative foster homes in New Mexico at end of 3rd Quarter FY 21
Percent of children moved from foster care to permanent homes within 12 to 23 months of being in foster care
Foster Care placement moves per 1,000 days FY 21
Rate of maltreatment while in foster care FY 21
Turnover rate for CYFD protective services workers FY 21
Number of child deaths in 2020 in New Mexico due to abuse or neglect
CYFD FY21 Protective Services Budget
*A report represents one or more children.
*A report represents one or more children and a substantiated report in FY 20 may have been from an investigation initiated in FY 19.
 NM Children, Youth and Families Department FY 21 3rd Quarter 360 report. Click Here
 NM Legislative Finance Committee CYFD Performance Report Card Fourth Quarter FY 21. Click Here
 Child Maltreatment 2020: Click Here
 NM Children, Youth and Families Department 360 Annual Report State Fiscal Year 2021. Click Here