2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 32A-3A-2 — Definitions.

32A-3A-2. Definitions.

As used in the Family Services Act:

A.     "child or family in need of family services" means:

(1)     a family whose child's behavior endangers the child's health, safety, education or  well-being;

(2)     a family whose child is absent from the child's place of residence for twenty-four hours or more without the consent of the parent, guardian or custodian;

(3)     a family in which the parent, guardian or custodian of a child refuses to permit the child to live with the parent, guardian or custodian; or

(4)     a family in which the child refuses to live with his parent, guardian or custodian; and

B.     "family services" means services that address specific needs of the child or family.

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