2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 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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