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The Youth and Family Services (YFS) Division oversees multiple boards, committees, commissions, and City of Santa Fe special projects. 


Youth Programs

The City of Santa Fe's Youth Programs provides an opportunity for kids to experience a wide range of activities supervised by a caring and supportive staff. Programs are festive because the staff ensures that activities are fun, educational & safe.
The City of Santa Fe Recreation Division oversees all direct youth services programming. Please click here for updates and information. 


Committees, Commissions, and Boards

Children and Youth Commission

Through the Children and Youth Commission, the city improves Santa Fe children's lives by providing funding and support for local non-profit organizations and public school programs that work for kids. The Commission celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009-2010. They are one of twenty continuum sites state-wide. All sites are funded through the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD).

Human Services Committee

The Human Services Section funding is designated to create a "safety net" of services to meet the essential health and human service needs of the residents of Santa Fe. These needs include access to basic material goods and services such as primary health care, food and shelter, mental health counseling and crisis services, and available financial resources. Agencies are expected to receive ongoing funding as long as they contribute to the "safety net" as currently defined.

Mayor's Youth Advisory Board

The role of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board is to advise the Mayor and the member of the City Council on youth issues. We serve to represent and convey the views of the youth of Santa Fe to the city government and organizations. Current projects include community service, supporting events, and youth participatory budgeting for city capital dollars.

Immigration Committee

This committee is dedicated to addressing the human rights status of non-citizens in Santa Fe. The committee membership consists of 9 representatives residing in the county of Santa Fe and selected from the following areas: Human Rights, Social Services, Business Community, Health Care, Labor Organizations, Religious Community, Youth Service Providers, Women's Advocacy Groups, Educators, and Legal Services.

Veterans Advisory Board

In recognition of the service of veterans and to meet the needs of veterans in this community, the Santa Fe City Council, by unanimous vote, approved resolution 2015-18 to create a Veterans' Advisory Board to advise the Governing Body on veteran affairs and streamline Santa Fe's veteran services.

Women's Commission

The Santa Fe Women's Commission was established to identify opportunities to improve City of Santa Fe programs and policies and to strengthen the quality of life of women and girls in Santa Fe so they can thrive, personally and professionally.


If you need to contact CYFD on a court case or need to report child abuse, Click Here.