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NEWS & EVENTS

September 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

What is the process of Kinship Guardianship?

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September 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

Welcome to Pegasus, Lily!

Lily Hofstra works in the education and kinship guardianship programs at Pegasus Legal Services for Children. As a Corinne Wolfe Fellow for Transformative Advocacy, she will represent students and engage in…
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June 26, 2020 in Blog

Bernalillo County Food Resources

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June 26, 2020 in Blog, Uncategorized

Despite Improvements,New Mexico Ranked Last for Child Well-Being

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – According to several indicators by the national 2020 Kids Count Data Book, New Mexico still ranks 50th in the nation on child well-being. New Mexico has now ranked…
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April 20, 2020 in Blog

Education and School Information

Please click the link for updated (April 2020) information about education and schooling: Education Info UPDATED 2020_04_16
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April 20, 2020 in Blog

*New* COVID-19 resources in Spanish & English

Click the links for COVID-19 resources about food, finances, and more: English: COVID-19 Resources 2020_04_16 En Español: Resources in Spanish Verified 2020_04_16
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April 20, 2020 in Blog

211 – Assistance Information

Click the link for a PDF of Albuquerque-area for the United Way 2-1-1 Assistance Information. If you dial 2-1-1, you can get free information and referrals to assistance: 2-1-1 Brochure NEW…
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March 31, 2020 in Blog

Entities offer help during COVID-19 outbreak (Albuquerque Journal)

For a list of entities available to help during the COVID 19 outbreak, check out this article from the Journal.
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March 26, 2020 in Blog

For Immediate Release: State of NM’s CYFD & HSD Reach Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Foster Care Youth

Click here to download the Press Release Click here for the New York Times’ coverage of this settlement.
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March 20, 2020 in Blog

COVID-19 Update

Our programs will continue to operate during the COVID-19 closures, though we DO NOT accept walk ins (as usual). Please call our office to be connected to our services. We are performing…
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January 21, 2020 in Blog

Article: Childhood Adversity and Violence Exposure Can Alter the Brain

Childhood Adversity and Violence Exposure Can Alter the Brain – Medical Life Sciences News
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January 7, 2020 in Blog

Event- January 9th: Join Public Counsel for a conversation for trauma-informed services for children through system reform litigation

Join Public Counsel for a conversation for trauma-informed services for children through system reform litigation. Hotel Chaco’s Gathering Room Thursday, January 9th, 2020 5:30-7 PM Open to the public
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November 26, 2019 in Blog

13th Annual Jewelry Extravaganza- Sunday December 8th at Southwest Capital Bank!

Please join us for a lovely afternoon filled with food and beautiful jewelry. 100% of proceeds go to support Pegasus’ work meeting the legal needs of vulnerable children and youth…
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August 20, 2019 in Blog

Students with Disabilities and Juvenile Detention

Lily Hofstra A significant issue in New Mexico and across the nation is the over-representation of youth with disabilities in juvenile detention. According to a 2015 report by the National…
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July 25, 2019 in Blog

Annual Jewelry Extravaganza – Sunday, December 8th at Southwest Capital Bank! Volunteers Needed!

Pegasus is preparing for our yearly big fundraiser, the 13th Annual Jewelry Extravaganza! This year proves to be better than ever, in a fabulous new location and with new jewelry…
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July 16, 2019 in Blog

CYFD Pulls Back on Plan to Reduce Child Care Assistance Eligibility

Melanie McNett According to a study from the Economic Policy Institute, the average cost of child and infant care in New Mexico is approximately $8,000 per year, or about $667…
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July 9, 2019 in Blog

Support Pegasus at Buffalo Exchange!

Pegasus is now part of Buffalo Exchange’s Tokens for Bags® program!  Buffalo Exchange is a vintage & used clothing shop in Albuquerque that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling…
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July 9, 2019 in Blog

Challenging Behavior and Exclusionary Discipline in Early Childhood Education

Lily Hofstra Preschool children in the United States are expelled at approximately three times the rate of children in K-12, and boys and students of color are suspended at disproportionate…
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July 1, 2019 in Blog

New Mexico’s New Anti-Bullying Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Youth

Sarah Marshment The New Mexico legislature recently passed Senate Bill 288, also known as the Safe Schools for All Students Act. This anti-bullying legislation requires districts to implement a variety…
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June 25, 2019 in Blog

NEW MEXICO NAMED 50th in KIDS COUNT REPORT

Yarrow Allaire   New Mexico can be a tough place to be a kid. For the last five years, Kids Count, the national survey on the well-being of children across…
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June 18, 2019 in Blog

Good news for trans and nonbinary New Mexicans seeking to change their name and gender-markers

Helen Lockett Transgender rights have rocketed into public awareness over the last couple of years, with highly publicized, nationwide debates surrounding everything from the targeting and abuse of transgender immigrants…
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June 17, 2019 in Blog

NEW MEXICO PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ORDERS ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO REFORM POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR DISCIPLINING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Contact: Jerri Katzerman, 505.244.1101, jerri@pegasuslaw.org Matthew Bernstein, 505.244.1101, mbernstein@pegasuslaw.org The New Mexico Public Education Department (“NMPED”) issued last week a 24-page report documenting the results of its investigation into Albuquerque…
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June 10, 2019 in Blog

Yazzie-Martinez Lawsuit Addresses Public Education Disparities Across the State of New Mexico

Melanie McNett The education clause of the New Mexico Constitution guarantees a “uniform system of free public schools sufficient for the education of, and open to, all the children of…
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March 20, 2019 in Blog

Day of the Tread 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019 Day of the Tread 2018 donated $30,000 to Pegasus Legal Services for Children. Day of the Tread includes a Century, 64-Mile, half-century, 26-Mile, and 9-Mile bike…
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December 18, 2018 in Blog

Rescission of 2014 Federal Guidance on School Discipline by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

“The Rights of Students are Still Protected by Law,” Civil Rights Litigators tell Schools, Districts, States and the US Department of Education Rescission of 2014 Federal Guidance on School Discipline by…
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September 24, 2018 in Blog

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

To view the compliant in full, please click HERE. To view Plaintiff profiles, please click HERE. Plaintiffs seek creation of a child welfare system that ensures access to critical services and expertise capable…
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