New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks

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NTEE Code: 
I- Crime, Legal Related
O- Youth Development
P- Human Services
R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Mission Statement: 

New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks is a visionary champion for New Mexico's vulnerable children. We operate a system of networks of local volunteer driven programs to advocate for safety, permanence and well-being of all children, but especially for those who have been neglected or abused.


NMCAN has 4 programs:

The New Mexico CASA Network provides: training, technical support, public outreach materials and management support for local CASA program offices in New Mexico.

*Local CASA programs train volunteers to advocate in court for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
*CASA volunteers, appointed directly by the judges, are involved in one-to-one personal relationships with children in foster care, their families, teacher, therapists, social workers and attorneys. The volunteers make reports to the judge on the most appropriate placement and services for the children. 

The New Mexico Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board(CRB): conducts community oversight reviews of the individual cases of children in foster care. CRB Board Members are trained volunteers who meet regularly all over the state to review cases and report to judges what successes and obstacles children in foster care are experiencing. Data collected is compiled into statewide recommendations for improving the foster care system.

The New Mexico Access and Visitation Network provides:

*Technical support
*Quality assurance
*Standardization for community providers of safe exchange and supervised visitation services in New Mexico. 

Building Futures and Foundations (BFF): is an innovative program that trains committed community volunteers to provide mentorship for youth that have exited the foster care system in a long term relationship.

Populations Served: 
Children and Youth
Counties Served: 
Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$750,000 - $999,999
10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director: 
Ezra Spitzer
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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Last Updated Date: 
May 22 2013

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