Community sounds off on CYFD

Community sounds off on CYFD

There are 144 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Oct 13, 2009, titled Community sounds off on CYFD. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

The state agency in charge of protecting New Mexico children got an earful from people in Valencia County Tuesday night.

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cyfd victim

Albuquerque, NM

#45 Feb 20, 2011
I am a foster parent and laugh at how it took a year to get "blessed" by cyfd in order to take a child in. The way it seemed to work was that if you kissed enough a$$ then maybe you can help out a needy child. They claim to have such high standards, but they cant even keep their own workers under control. It is time to fix a very broken system. I fully support the Gov. Martinez in her quest to clean house.
justice voice

Biloxi, MS

#46 Apr 9, 2011
fire_LV wrote:
I have a friend who is a very compassionate person, she opened up her heart and home to troubled children and all she has gotten for it is a woman from the Las Vegas NM cyfd dept, who constantly,HARASSES her!! she has had to place her children in respite homes pending allegations for everything, and has always told my friends state employers that she received annoynomous phone calls regarding the care of the children in my friends home. This all came about when my friend spoke up about the the CYFD worker not doing her job with monthly home visit, meetings that she did not make at school in regards to her cyfd children. etc. what kind of woman can try to say she is looking out for the children when all she wants to do is earn a paycheck doing nothing but retaliating against a woman who is there for the children!!
Your point is well taken. I agree with what your statements because I have had similar experience with CYFD. The mindless idots who are employed by this agency learn to take advantage of their job positions from their supervisors, & their supervisors from directors, etc. There is so much corruption that one has to cover for another or they will all lose their comfey jobs. Your friend's negative experience with CYFD employee is valid. Everyone should also know that countless CYFD employees are related and friends of friends all in state government. Once you are targeted by an employee of CYFD they use their work time to intimidate and harrass you with bogus phone calls, use law enforcement & other agencies to discredit and/or ignore your concerns, I know I've been there. I do believe another petition needs to be initiated to abolish the CYFD department and prohibit every employee from working with our most vulnerable population, ever again. Several departments under the department of CYFD are inefficient, often not used, provide biased data and are a Waste of Tax Payer money.
justice voice

Biloxi, MS

#47 Apr 9, 2011
givemeabreak wrote:
This is not just happening in Valencia County it is happening in Albuquerque as well.Referral after referral has been given on a case where mom and dad are addicted to drugs,both are in jail alot,noone works. The baby cyfd let stay in the home is suffering from the neglect but cyfd says it investigates and finds nothing. The family lies for the parents. So you are going to have another dead child on your hands before long.CYFD has taken one child out of their home and it was adopted out.Why make the other baby suffer so much.cyfd wake up I know you are reading this and know who this case is.Protect this baby before it dies.
Your words are true. CYFD is lacking is every respect, it's nationwide. In New Mexico it is beyond corruption. Do not give up voicing your concern for our helpless children. Speak to every single person you come in contact with about CYFD's "good old boy" system of handling complaints. When I speak of the horror I found in my dealings with CYFD, most people do not want to get involved!! People have been conditioned into agreeing with CYFD believing that this agency is doing their job. In the real world CYFD is not is an agency of dedicated people protecting children any longer. CYFD is organized crime using their titles and job positions to do as each person wants according to what pleases at the time. They even lie to their own lawyers on CYFD payroll so that the employees are constantly being protected, even when they disregard the law, produce false reports, lie to the courts all to protect their interests.
Nickyb

United States

#48 Apr 18, 2011
April 18, 2011

To all who are concerned:

You can call Sante Fe to speak to thd sulefvisor of protective services, Ms. Arleen Lucero. This supervisor has direct communication with the head person, Ms. Francine Enaya.
GOING THROUGH HELL wrote:
How can we report cyfd investigators for intimidation and for digging and traumatizing families? who can we report them to?
MOTHERIN VALENCIA COUNTY

United States

#49 Apr 25, 2011
I HAD A SITUATION WITH CYFD THIS WEEK AND THE STATE POLICE. I WAS MAKING MY KIDS EASTER BASKETS.THERE WAS A KNOCK ON MY DOOR IT WAS MY BOYFRIENDS COUSIN,SHE WAS CRYING AND HAD BLOOD ON HER FACE,HER MOM HAD JUST BEAT HER UP AND CALLED THE POLICE ON HER,I FELT REALY BAD SO ITOLD HER TO CLEAN HER SELF UP,I COULDNT JUST CLOSE THE DOOR ON HER, WITHIN THAT TIME THE POLICE ARIVED I ANSWERED THE DOOR N THEY WANTED TO SPEAK WITH HER,SHE WENT OUTSIDE TO SPEAK WITH THEM WHILE I STAYED WITH MY 4 KIDS AND HER 2 KIDS INSIDE. THE OFFICER KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AGAIN AND STARTED QUESTIONING ME HE WANTED TO KNOW WHO WAS IN MY HOUSE AND RAN MY ID I DIDNT HESITATE CUZ I JUST TOOK CARE OF ALL MY WARRANTS ,SO I THOUGHT,CAME OUT MY WARRANTS WERENT CLEARED IN THE COMPUTER,SO THE OFFICER CALLED CYFD AND THEY WANTED TO TAKE MY CHILDREN IINTO CUSTODY FOR 48 HRS I WAS DEVESTATED,I CALLED MY SISTER TO PIK UP MY KIDS N THE CYFD N STATE POLICE DIDNT LET HER TAKE THEMCUZ THEY SAID HER BACKROUND WAS BAD,MY SISTER BACKROUND IS CLEAN BESIDE SOME TRAFFICK TICKETS,I MEAN WHO DO THESE CYFD PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE,THEY JUST WANT TO TAKE KIDS INTO CUSTODY,SO OTHER PEOPKE CAN HURT OUR KIDS,THERE PUTTING OUR KIDS IN MORE DANGER.THEY TALK ABOUT ABUSE BUT THEY ARE MENTALY ABUSING CHILDREN WHEN THEY TAKE KIDS FROM THERE PARENTS,GO AFTER THE ONES WHO ARE KILLING AND HURTING OR KIDS,NOT US WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE A GOOD LIFE FOR OUR KIDS,I WISH I COULD GET PARENTS TOGETHER AND SUE THE CYFD AND RUN BACKROUND CHECKS ON ALL OF THEM N I ALSO THINK THAT THEY SHOULD TRY HAVING THERE OWN KIDS BEFORE THEY START TO JUDGE HOW ANY OF US ARE PARENTING OUR KIDS.......MOST CYFD EMPLOYES ARE JUST THERE FOR THEIR PAYCHECK NOT CUZ THEY CARE FOR OUR KIDS!!!!!
amandarwallace20 08atyahoo

Biloxi, MS

#50 Jun 21, 2011
We have a problem with cyfd unsubstantuating our claims against my step sons mother.They say we are making false claims due to a custody battle but we have solid proof of our claims but they refuse to look at the info and we were threatened that we would lose him for emotionally abusing him for involving him in false reports. We are currently seeking a complaint through govenors office as well as the constituate liason.
Nicky B

United States

#51 Jun 22, 2011
I have something to say. I live in Alamogordo, N.M. and my children were taken out of my home because of how the system of CYFD thought there was immidiate danger of my three children being abused or neglected. They were not. I have had to go through an emotional dollar coaster. My children have also. They got to the longhall of takeing me to termination. When the kids father's were never in the picture. And one of them was at least in my kids lives. But CYFD has railroaded me in the TPR hearing just May 13, 2011. I have also been alleged to have killed a kitten intentionally. And later on during the time my children were still in custody of the state, I was alleged to
have put a bruise on my oldest daughter who was seven at the time. This CYFD system has a corrupt way now than what it ever
did before. I'm not crazy or physco. And they even stopped me from having any visitation when the put criminal charges on me for what I didn't do to my oldest child. I know they were liars and covering up with written lies and doctors evaluations, putting my oldest on an adhesive medication without me signing or agreeing to it. I was never told. But because I didn't have any of their fathers to come around and help me. I've had to raise my children since birth for seven years now. But I want to say that they terminated my rights to two of my children living with the foster family. And I had representation. I did not relinquish my rights. I let them terminate them because I would think any mother in her right mind, like me, would want to fight for their rights and sue the basterds cause they want to make money off my kids. And the foster family too. I hate this whole mess. I don't even know what the hell to do know but fight for custody of the one child I still have rights too. But I'm in love with Ger father. He is the only one I've had an ongoing relationship and everything seems positive with his attitude and love for me. His words have meant a lot to me. I don't want to fight him. And I don't have the money too either. I know that the CYFD and the judge made the wrong call about visitation back in Sept 2010. And reunificatiin was changed six months into my kids in custody to Open adoption. But the CYFD depth still let me have visits with my kids. I've completed my treatment plan and just when I was finished with the parenting class on May 4, 2010. They alledged I had put a bruise on my child while on an unsupervised visit. I've had good unsupervised visits since my kids were able to have them with me from the very beggining. The whole issue is that the worker who was on the court order to remove my kids was because I was intentially pointed fingers at for calling someone to remorse about the fatigue of my animals and the need for a break with the care of my children. I know this is all so much to read. But my kids were taken October 21, 2009. And up until after the TPR you can imagine the hell that I've been through and the no contact or visitation with the one child's father that has been in and out of his child's life got reunification. And I don't feel that CYFD ever did want to reunify me with my three girls: now 9,7, and 3yrs old. My lawyer is filing an appeal. And I am looking for an appeal lawyer to take on the state and CYFD here in Alamogordo, N.M. I just need to be heard. If anyone wants to disscuss this personally, please email me at [email protected]
Thankyou
Jessica

Albuquerque, NM

#52 Jul 8, 2011
My husband and I just had our children taken from us because the APD lied through their teeth about us. Now we are stuck in a battle to get them back. We feel desparate. they have put our three boys together, but separated my 2 year old daughter to a different home. We are horribly scared that due to their lies, our children will get lost in the system. Now after reading this, I am absolutely terrified. Please...anyone...what can we do to get our kids back?
Dad

Birmingham, MI

#53 Jul 8, 2011
Purple Pinto wrote:
Debbie Swenerton,
I have a friend who's been thru absolute hell with the inaction of CYFD, lying investigators, APD, Rio Grande High School, etc. She's at her wits end and I encouraged her to contact several investigative reporters today. Are you saying they too do nothing and let this whole corrupt system fester?
The "invesitigative" reporters are part of the same system. They investigate only what they are allowed to ..........Joline Gutierrez Krueger is a pen-sellout which will support the crooks to keep her job
Happy Healer

Silver City, NM

#54 Aug 6, 2011
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
This is very true. My daughter had missed alot of school for Asthma. I had medical records. They didn't bother to check with her doctor. They threw me in jail for 18 hours. They took my daughter from me FOR 6 YEARS. The social worker showed up to court in shorts and a tank top and when asked for her credentials SHE HAD NONE. TIME TO INVESTIGATE CYFD!!!!!!!!
We need to get back to helping each other instead of jumping the gun and pointing fingers. How about getting to know individuals who could possibly be at risk for child abuse or endangerment, include their families or friends. Going in and judging parents and pointing out their faults is not what any one needs. And putting a child's mother in jail is not in the best interest of the child for sure. Sound like you had to prove yourself before they even looked at the whole picture. I don't have good thoughts about social workers because they do what they think needs to be done and is in their best interests....
Dad

Birmingham, MI

#55 Aug 7, 2011
They are part of the same system.
Dad wrote:
<quoted text>
The "invesitigative" reporters are part of the same system. They investigate only what they are allowed to ..........Joline Gutierrez Krueger is a pen-sellout which will support the crooks to keep her job
Dad

Birmingham, MI

#56 Aug 7, 2011
Joline Gutierrez Krueger is a supporter of crooked adoption agencies and CYFD. That's why she kept her job for such a long time. New Mexico is corrupted in a mexican way: Judges, cops, prosecutors CYFD are the crime, supported by local news. "Investigative reporters " will investigte what's permitted or ordered. Even the crooks who want to testifiy will be shoot down. Right now there is a capagne against judge Michael Murphy not becouse he paid Bill Richardson for becoming a judge, but becouse he named other judges who paid and a bag-man. Notice, nobody is investigating other judges nor a bag man nor Bill.....just a guy who blew the whistle.Mary-Dale Bolson used to be a director of CYFD. She sued a few adoption agencies for selling children. Prosecutors refused to prosecute the criminals. Bolson "resigned".......
Dad wrote:
<quoted text>
The "invesitigative" reporters are part of the same system. They investigate only what they are allowed to ..........Joline Gutierrez Krueger is a pen-sellout which will support the crooks to keep her job
Debbie

Queen Creek, AZ

#57 Aug 9, 2011
I agree, CYFD is a bunch of manipulators and con artists. I have been in an abusive marriage and 7 months ago filed for divorce. Well again my husband is being mentally abusive. He threatens to take our kids away from me and get rid of me (kill me). So he called CYFD saying the kids are in danger with me, all lies! I have alwas cared and defended my kids and live for them. While we were married he agreed that I am a good mother, but now reported differently. So after their investigation they have found me guilty of allowing my children to be here while my husband would attack me. I am shocked that I am now being blamed for the abuse on me by my husband. I can not believe they would do something like this. I have always trusted and respected the legal system. I just can not unserstand why they wuld do this.
Debbie Swenerton

Albuquerque, NM

#58 Aug 10, 2011
Hello friends...
It's been awhile since I've visited this site. Just this month I had some resistance when reporting a hoarding case to CYFD. After it became clear nothing would be done I wrote to Governor Martinez and within days I recieved a reply from her. She assured me I'd hear from CYFD who would straighten things out.
I've yet to get a follow-up letter, but I trust I will since CYFD knows I involved our new Governor.
FYI: Always report and give your entire information ... that way you should recieve follow-up reports.
Stay connected and don't give up!
Debbie :)
Debbie Swenerton

Albuquerque, NM

#59 Aug 10, 2011
PS: Has anyone see Chief Shultz defending APD? Finally corruption is coming to the forefront. He sent my report to 'Crimes Against Children' back to APS to the schools police department to investigate themselves. The result? The abusive and corrupt Principal continues to govern Matheson Park Elementary. My report disappeared and I retired from APS because the corruption there plus the corruption at APD was too overwhelming.
It continues today ... but if you watch the news everything is coming to the surface.
Karma :)

Debbie
Kasey

Roswell, NM

#60 Oct 30, 2011
cyfd went to my daughters school and looked at her pravite areas without a school nurse or doctor present
is that legal?
Banjo dude

Los Alamos, NM

#61 Nov 15, 2011
cyfd victim wrote:
I am a foster parent and laugh at how it took a year to get "blessed" by cyfd in order to take a child in. The way it seemed to work was that if you kissed enough a$$ then maybe you can help out a needy child. They claim to have such high standards, but they cant even keep their own workers under control. It is time to fix a very broken system. I fully support the Gov. Martinez in her quest to clean house.
She is not tho, and her policies have helped make it worse. I am facing stuff with a state department, too, and it's all because of a step-daughter who made a false accusation and the idiots believed her. We already had to have her, in front of a cop, and videotaped by cyfd, admit to faking a sex abuse accusation against her older brother.

All she did was add another CYFD 1-800 number we have to pay for. If the first number was not for reporting child abuse, then why do we add another for them to use? How is that improvement?

All successful accusations and prosecutions in the this state arose almost exclusively with cop investigations, CYFD was only involved and brought in afterwards, as a matter of course, not first.
Patriot747

Albuquerque, NM

#62 Nov 20, 2011
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
cyfd are like cops without control..legelized criminals covered by secrecy. CYFD clowns were involvrd in kiddnaping and selling my daughter
Jack, I am sorry for what you have had to endure. My experience with CYFD in the past five years has been less than decent, quite inhumane and very unprofessional. Your words sadly ring with the tone of truth. My thoughts and prayers are with you & those who suffer because of employee negligence and greed, those who can make a difference with CYFD don't seem to care or believe that those people are not above the law like they try to make everyone believe, they are people who have warts and boils just like many of us do. Only we don't get paid to hide them! And we don't have high paid attorney's to fix our flaws and blunders.
Patriot747

Albuquerque, NM

#63 Nov 20, 2011
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
two reporters of ABQ Journal got fired for investigating case of my daughter sold by adoption agency with support of CYFD
In NM the crimes of govenment are kept in secrecy
http://www.my-sara.com
You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!! Unless it has happed to you (you & I), people they would not believe that the upstanding employees from CYFD are not doing their jobs, after all don't they spend thousands of dollars on advertising alone? Printing fancy brochures & putting pretty words on the internet, Enticing people - Literally forcing people to believe that CYFD is a God send & the answer to your prayers believe me & Jack - THEY ARE NOT!!

They help people they know - not children who truly need the help.
Patriot747

Albuquerque, NM

#64 Nov 20, 2011
amandarwallace2008atyahoo wrote:
We have a problem with cyfd unsubstantuating our claims against my step sons mother.They say we are making false claims due to a custody battle but we have solid proof of our claims but they refuse to look at the info and we were threatened that we would lose him for emotionally abusing him for involving him in false reports. We are currently seeking a complaint through govenors office as well as the constituate liason.
My hopes are that somebody comes through for you! Your situation sounds similar to many I have heard before, mine included. CYFD takes the children for a number of reasons - NON of them valid nor good! CYFD likes to make themselves look good on paper for the grant money & money allocated by the State & other sources. My granddaughter was taken away both parents had outstanding warrants, child was not left with me because the "Mother" has a personal vendetta against me. She has contacts at CYFD and her envy/greed took over saying she did not want her child with (me), the grandmother.

So CYFD & sherrif's dept do exactly as the mind-sick mother dictates! She's only 22 with addictions since childhood, I am a retired senior from working with the state of NM and over 30 years experience in working with infants and children, but I don't go around asking people in state government to make-up phoney reports & lie! And yet CYFD takes the side of the mother no questions asked!?@ CYFD removes the screaming child who clearly desires to remain in the home she has been in all her life, with her grandmother!

You'd think those workers would see the bond between us, but we're not theatrical nor as dramatic as the mother, we didn't scream louder, cry harder, nor act out overtly emotionally as much as the mother (a real drama queen), it wouldn't be so sick if it were at least genuine on her part. CYFD removes the child regardless of our cries they do not take the proper information & show no compassion for a young child or a grieving senior. I do know this....NO CRIME GOES UNPUNISHED!

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