Pegasus was founded in 2002 by two Albuquerque lawyers, Tara Ford and Liz McGrath. Both attorneys had worked as lawyers for children and youth in foster care and had seen the benefits of having a skilled lawyer to advocate for these vulnerable children. Their experience led them to believe that children and youth outside of the foster care system would also benefit from access to legal services. Pegasus was incorporated under New Mexico state law in April of 2002, and received its initial 501(c)(3) determination letter in February of 2003.

Pegasus provides civil legal services to children and youth in dire situations. Most of the clients we serve have suffered extreme hardships such as abuse and neglect. Pegasus is committed to helping them find positive, long-term solutions. We offer a unique range of services to homeless and runaway youth, teen parents, children in the abuse/neglect system, children being raised by their grandparents, and children who have been denied appropriate educational services. Pegasus prides itself on providing comprehensive, high quality legal services to the most vulnerable children and youth in New Mexico.