Child Murder Leads to Boost In Child Abuse Prevention Funding

In response to the rape and murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens last year, New Mexico officials have given $3 million in funding to eight private and nonprofit organizations. They hope these measures will curb child abuse and neglect in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Under the Behavioral Health Initiative, the county almost has tripled its funding for child abuse intervention and expanded services from children age 5 and younger to children age 17 and under. Learn more about New Mexico’s initiative: