The New Mexico Child Youth and Families Department has received a large increase in phone calls reporting child abuse and neglect, since the implementation of its new user friendly hotline number in April 2011.
In April, CYFD, with aid from Gov. Martinez’s administration, established the new hotline, 1-855-333-SAFE, in conjunction with Child Abuse Awareness Month. The public can call #SAFE (#7233) from a cell phone or 1-855-333-SAFE from a landline.
CYFD spokesman Enrique Knell said phone calls coming into the #SAFE hotline doubled from April until the end of October, in comparison to the number of calls CYFD received this time last year.
“We can’t fight child abuse on our own. We have to rely on the public to be our Login to read more