New Mexico By the Numbers

The 2020 Kids Count Profile from The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Mexico as 50th 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 (49th); Education (50th); Health (41st); 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 18[4]

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Percentage of reports* accepted by CYFD for further action FY 18[4]

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Percentage of reports** accepted for further action by CYFD that were substantiated FY 18[4]

Number of child victims of abuse and neglect in New Mexico FY 19[4]

Average number of children in foster care for a given month in FY 19[4]

Number of children in CYFD custody at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20 [1]

Number of non-relative foster homes in New Mexico at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20[1]

Number of relative foster homes in New Mexico at end of 3rd Quarter FY 20[1]

Percent of children moved from foster care to permanent homes within 12 to 23 months of being in foster care[2]

Rate of placement moves (per day) for children in foster care during a 12 month period in FY 18[2]

Rate of maltreatment while in foster care in FY 18[2]

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Turnover rate for protective services workers in New Mexico in FY 18[2]

Number of child deaths in 2018 in New Mexico due to abuse or neglect[3]

CYFD FY20 Protective Services Budget[4]

*A report represents one or more children.

*A report represents one or more children and a substantiated report in FY 19 may have been from an investigation initiated in FY 18.

[1] NM Children, Youth and Families Department FY 20 3rd Quarter 360 report. Click Here

[2] NM Children, Youth and Families Department Key Quarterly Performance Measures Report 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2019.  Click Here

[3] Child Maltreatment 2018: Click Here

[4] NM Children, Youth and Families Department FY2020 Annual Report & Strategic Plan. Click Here