bronze court seal State of New Mexico Second District Court

Children's Court Division

John E. Brown Juvenile Justice Center                                                                     Phone: (505) 841-5906
5100 Second St. NW                                                                                              Hours:  Monday - Friday 
Room 173 (1st Floor)                                                                                                    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Albuquerque, NM 87107                                                                                     Closed on Court Holidays


OVERVIEW

Children's Court handles matters pertaining to youth under the age of 18 in the following areas: adoption (child only), child abuse and neglect, delinquency, emancipation, marriage authorization, mental health commitments (adult and child), sealing of juvenile records, and youthful offender cases.

Child support and child custody matters are heard in the Domestic Relations Division The Children's Court Clerk's Office processes all petitions filed in Children's Court cases, collects the filing fees and may provide information about a case in public record proceedings.  In matters which are confidential (adoption of a minor and abuse and neglect cases) only the attorney of record may obtain information. All other requests require Court authorization.

Court employees are prohibited from dispensing legal advice, but will provide information on Court rules and procedures.  Forms for adoption (stepparent), emancipation, caregiver authorization affidavits and sealing juvenile records are available through the Children's Court Paralegal.  Kinship guardianship forms are also available in that office, and from the New Mexico Supreme Court

PROGRAMS

CASA
DWI/Drug Court
Tom Cooper Literacy Lab
PEG
SNAP
Youth and Family Counseling

OFFICES

Children's Court Paralegal

JUDGES

Presiding Judge M. Monica Zamora
John J. Romero, Jr.
William Parnall