NM lawmakers fail to clarify abuse reporting law

February 22, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s embattled child welfare agency said Friday it’s concerned about the Legislature’s failure to clarify a law requiring the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect to authorities.

Without a “crystal clear” law, New Mexico’s children are being put at risk, said Henry Varela, a spokesman for the state Children, Youth and Families Department.

“CYFD will continue to take every opportunity to encourage all citizens of New Mexico, regardless of their profession, to report any concerns of child abuse or neglect,” Varela said Friday.

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