Child Welfare Handbook
The Handbook incorporates the applicable requirements of the New Mexico Children’s Code, the Children’s Court rules, court cases and federal laws. It summarizes the child abuse and neglect process, describes the roles and responsibilities of a number of the participants, explains the hearings that may take place in a case, and addresses such topics as discovery, evidence, psychological considerations, and special provisions for Indian children. Proceedings under the children's mental health laws, the Delinquency Act, and other statutes are also summarized.
Intended to serve as a current, convenient secondary source of law, policy and practice for child abuse and neglect cases,the Handbook is not intended to serve as legal authority; instead, consult primary sources for actual legal language and requirements.
Last Updated: June 2014
Find this resource at: http://childlaw.unm.edu/resources/common/docs/2014-child-welfare-handbook.pdf