On July 9th, Santa Fe Safe held its quarterly meeting. Over 50 representatives from community organizations came together to learn about recent legislative changes that impact sexual assault and domestic violence service providers and their clients.
Sheila Lewis, Director of Santa Fe Safe, presented on legislative changes addressing Domestic Violence Firearm Relinquishment, Expungement, Ban the Box, Confidentiality, Child Trafficking, Eligibility for CVRC Support, and DV Survivor Suffrage. To learn more click here
Claire Harwell, the Community Justice Project Director with the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, presented on the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights, addressing new and improved rape kits procedures. To learn more click here
Cynthia Chavers from NM CYFD and Susan Merrill from NM DOH, presented on Coordinated Approaches to the Plan of Care, which changes the way New Mexico will address the needs of pregnant substance using women. To learn more click here