• Welcome

    Welcome to the 2015 Children's Cabinet Report. Improving the physical & mental wellbeing of New Mexico’s kids!

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  • Report Card

    Here you will find a report card that includes information, data and statistics on issues affecting the children of New Mexico

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  • General Child Data

    Here, you will find a child and youth report that identifies the status and well-being of New Mexico’s children and youth

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  • Budget Report

    Here, you will find an inventory budget identifying state programs and initiatives that affect the well-being of children and youth

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Report Card

Here you will find a report card that includes information, data and statistics on issues affecting the children of New Mexico, along with a budget report that outlines the various state government programs that focus on tackling all of the issues we discuss within this report. Please make your selection below:

Early Childhood Development

Children are the foundation of New Mexico’s future, and the early years of life are crucial not only for individual health and physical development but also for cognitive and social-emotional development. Encouraging parental involvement and healthy "zero to three" activities can help our children grow to their fullest potential during these important early years and set them up for future success.

Health & Nutrition

Every child should have access to daily meals and healthy nutrition. Through our efforts, we are helping to grow strong minds and bodies by encouraging healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and promoting good physical and mental health fitness for our children and youth.

Education & Pre-k - Grade 3

New Mexico educators, students, parents, community members, and public servants share in the responsibility for the success of our children, and ultimately, the future of our great state. Every child deserves to start the school year eager and ready to learn, because when we put our kids first, New Mexico wins!

Child Welfare & Public Safety

Our children and youth deserve the best opportunity to grow into a meaningful and purposeful adulthood. It is important that our efforts build a solid foundation of family and community safety and support to protect our children from maltreatment and to provide an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative, and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families.

General Child Data

Here, you will find a report that identifies the status and wellbeing of New Mexico’s children and youth, including special target populations of children and youth that are disproportionately at risk, based on the most recent demographic population data available.

Budget Report

Here, you will find an inventory budget identifying state programs and initiatives that affect the well-being of children and youth, including FY15 budget allocations targeting physical and mental health fitness, family and community safety and support, preparedness for success in school, successful transition to meaningful and purposeful adulthood and employment, and valued contributions to, and active participation in, communities.

Fiscal discipline is the key to responsible government. Each agency is committed to sound fiscal management practices and ensuring accountability in the use of taxpayer dollars. Through budget development and fiscal monitoring, each department serving on the children’s cabinet will maximize the resources that directly benefit New Mexico’s children and their families.

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Contributors

Cabinet Members


John Sanchez
Lieutenant Governor

Kelly Zunie
Department of Indian Affairs

Tom Clifford, PhD
Finance and Administration

Jon Barela
Economic Development Department

Monique Jacobson
Children, Youth and Families
Scott Weaver
Department of Public Safety

Barbara Damron, PhD
Higher Education Department

Veronica Gonzales
Department Cultural Affairs

Celina Bussey
Department of Workforce Solutions
Brent Earnest
Human Services Department

Lynn Gallagher
Department of Health

Gregg Marcantel
Corrections Department

Hanna Skandera
Public Education Department

Contact Us:


Lancing Adams
Office of Governor Martinez
Lancing.Adams@state.nm.us
P: 505-476-2200
F: 505-476-2226

Mailing Address: State Capitol Building
Suite 400 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
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