Strengthen children’s legal rights by amplifying the experiences of children in New Mexico.
Pegasus Legal Services for Children is committed to helping children and their families find positive, long-term solutions. It offers a unique range of services to homeless and runaway youth, teen parents, children in the abuse/neglect system, children being raised by their grandparents, and children who have been denied appropriate educational services. Pegasus prides itself on providing comprehensive, high-quality legal services to the most vulnerable children and youth in New Mexico.
Tara Ford has focused her career on issues impacting children and families, including special education, health care, mental health care, and child welfare. Previously, Tara was the Co-Founder of Pegasus Legal Services for Children, a non-profit law firm serving children and families in New Mexico. In 2016, Tara authored “Pegasus Legal Services for Children: Taking Stock of a Rebellious Non-Profit Practice in New Mexico,” published by the Clinical Law Review. She has litigated reform cases on behalf of children focusing on education and access to mental health care. She was also a guardian ad litem in NM for decades.
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