2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 32A-3A-1 — Short title; purpose.

32A-3A-1. Short title; purpose.

A.     Chapter 32A, Article 3A NMSA 1978 may be cited as the "Family Services Act".

B.     The Family Services Act shall be interpreted and construed to effectuate the following expressed legislative purposes:

(1)     to recognize that many instances of a child's behavior are symptomatic of a family in need of family services; and

(2)     to provide prevention, diversion and intervention services for a child or family.

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