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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham chose a lawyer from the San Francisco Bay Area – who has a background in working with homeless young people – to run New Mexico’s child-welfare agency, one of six top appointees announced Monday.
Brian Blalock, who has degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Columbia universities, is leaving his job with the nonprofit, anti-poverty group Tipping Point Community to head the Children, Youth and Families Department in New Mexico.
One of his immediate priorities will be to boost staffing in CYFD, the state agency that investigates child abuse and oversees a variety of programs for children.