CYFD BHS Domestic Violence Unit

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The Domestic Violence Unit is housed within the Children, Youth and Family Department, Behavioral Health Services Division.  It is tasked with distributing state and federal funds for domestic violence services in the State of New Mexico.  The DV Unit is the federal Family Violence Services (FVPSA) State Administrator, oversees State funds for domestic violence, and approves Domestic Violence Offender Treatment or Intervention (Battering Intervention) programs.

The numbers below are not crisis or hotline numbers. If you need assistance with a crisis, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or your local provider.

David River, MBA
DV Unit Program Manager
FVPSA State Administrator
(505) 795-1645

Albert Abeita
Domestic Violence Specialist – DV Offender Treatment Programs
(505) 318-7301

Vicki Nakagawa
Domestic Violence Support Specialist/COVID-19 Response
(505) 235-7952