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KIDS COUNT Conferences: Save the Dates

We're gearing up for two KIDS COUNT Conferences this year! We're still nailing down the details, but you can reserve your seats now. Reserve your space for the Northern NM conference here. Reserve your space for the statewide Albuquerque conference here. And check back soon for more details.

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

New Mexico is at a crossroads. At the federal level we're seeing unpredictability in how child-serving programs are funded and at the state level we're poised to elect a new governor. This annual publication reports the latest data on child well-being in New Mexico to help us choose the path forward. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; Jan. 2018) Read more

A sad state for New Mexico’s children

“Have we made a difference in 30 years?” James Jimenez asked that question on the 30th anniversary of the founding of New Mexico Voices For Children. As the group’s executive director, he was grappling with how an agency formed to advocate for the state’s children should “celebrate” when the state is ranked near last in the nation in child well-being.
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