The New Mexico Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board (CRB) was created by the state legislature to provide independent and objective monitoring of children who are in foster care. Regular meetings are held to review the status of foster children and identify systematic challenges in the foster care system. CRB uses this information to make recommendations to judges, CYFD and families, and the State Legislature with the goal of improving the outcomes of children in foster care.

***The New Mexico Substitute Care Advisory Council will hold a Rule Hearing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.***

Following the Rule Hearing the New Mexico Substitute Care Advisory Council will convene a regular meeting to adopt the rules and take care of regular business.  The New Mexico Substitute Care Advisory Council Rule Hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Regular Meeting will convene following the rule hearing.  The meetings will be held in the Toney Anaya Building, Hearing Room 1 at the Regulation and Licensing Department, located at 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The purpose of the rule hearing is to consider adoption of the New Mexico Substitute Care Advisory Council rules and regulations for NMSA 1978, §32A-8-1 to 32A-8-7 (effective 7-1-16), Part 8.26.7 NMSA Citizen Substitute Care Review.

The Council may go into executive session pursuant to 10-15-1.H of the Open Meetings Act to discuss pending complaints. A final agenda for the Council meeting will be available at the Council Office at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and can be obtained on the website at www.rld.state.nm.us.

Persons desiring to present their views on the proposed rules may write to request draft copies from the Council office at the Toney Anaya Building located at 2550 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico, or call (505) 476-4622 after June 16, 2016 or from the Board’s website http://www.rld.state.nm.us. In order for the Council members to review the comments in their meeting packets prior to the meeting, persons wishing to make comments regarding the proposed rules must present them to the Council Office in writing no later than July 11, 2016.  Persons wishing to present their comments at the hearing will need (10) copies of any comments or proposed changes for distribution to the Council and staff.

If you have questions, or if you are an individual with a disability who wishes to attend the hearing or meeting, but you need a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to participate, please call the Council office at (505) 476-4622 at least two weeks prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

PROPOSED RULES Part 8-26-7 Citizen Substitute Care Review