Disability Rights New Mexico - DRNM - is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. We are the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.


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Sep 24, 2018


Foster Youth File Lawsuit to Address Harm Inflicted by New Mexico's Broken Foster Care System.

Plaintiffs seek creation of a child welfare welfare system that ensures access to critical services and expertise capable of accommodating children coping with complex trauma.

Today 13 children who are in the foster care system filed Kevin S. v. Jacobson in federal district court in New Mexico.  They are joined by protection and advocacy organizations Disability Rights New Mexico and Native American Disability Law Center.  The plaintiffs are asking the State of New Mexico to fulfill its legal obligation to provide the state's 4,700 foster children with the essential care and stability that they need to grow and thrive.  To read more on this, please click here.
Sep 21, 2018
Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) has developed its proposed priorities for FY 2018-19.  This is a list of the issues that the agency plans to address and the kinds of individual cases it will accept this year.  To read the proposed priorities, click here.
Sep 20, 2018
The Board of Directors of Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) will meet on Friday, September 28, 2018, at Disability Rights New Mexico, 3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM at 10:00 a.m.  DRNM is not covered by the state Open Meetings Act, but the convening of the meeting will be open to the public.

The agenda for this meeting does not include any discussion and/or action item related to DRNM services funded by the City of Albuquerque.  Once the meeting is convened in open session, it is anticipated that the meeting then will be closed to the public, pursuant to DRNM's bylaws.

If you are planning to attend and need a disability-related accommodation in order to attend the public portion of this meeting, such as a sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid or service, please contact Ms. Georgette Saiz at 505-256-3100 at least 5 days in advance to let us know so arrangements can be made.

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