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On the heels of a new highly critical federal lawsuit filed by advocates for children, officials at the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department say they have improved the state’s foster care system in recent years.
Without addressing the specifics of the 95-page proposed class-action lawsuit filed Saturday by 13 children currently in state foster care and two New Mexico nonprofit agencies, CYFD officials pointed out strides made in foster care since December 2015.
“When it comes to foster care, we are continuously working to improve the system overall,” CYFD spokesman Henry Varela said. “Although we have not yet been served nor had the opportunity to review this lawsuit, we have made much progress” in the areas of foster care mentioned in the lawsuit.