Nevada Correctional Institutions; Aid to Victims of Crime
Sec. § 209.4237
Program to evaluate offenders for participation in therapeutic community; assignment to participate in therapeutic community.


1.

The Director shall, in conjunction with the Division and with the approval of the Board, establish a program to evaluate an offender in the custody of the Department to determine whether the offender is a substance abuser and whether the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community.

2.

An evaluation of an offender must be conducted pursuant to subsection 1 if the offender is eligible to be assigned to a therapeutic community.

3.

After an evaluation is conducted pursuant to subsection 1, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall determine whether the offender is a substance abuser and whether the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community.

4.

If a determination is made that the offender is a substance abuser and that the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall determine whether to assign the offender to participate in a therapeutic community. In determining whether to assign an offender to participate in a therapeutic community, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall:

(a)

Consider the severity of the problem of substance abuse by the offender and the availability of space in each therapeutic community; and

(b)

Give preference, to the extent practicable, to those offenders who appear to be most capable of successfully participating in and completing treatment in a therapeutic community.

5.

To be eligible to be assigned to participate in a therapeutic community, an offender must be within 2 years of the date on which the offender is reasonably expected to be released, as determined by the Director.
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