Nevada Correctional Institutions; Aid to Victims of Crime
Duties of Director relating to release of offenders from prison.
Before an offender is released from prison by expiration of his or her term of sentence, by pardon or parole, the Director may provide mediation services to the offender and the family members and friends of the offender who provide emotional, psychological and financial support to the offender.
Not later than 3 months before an offender is projected to be released from prison by expiration of his or her term of sentence, by pardon or parole, the Director may, if space is available, provide an eligible offender with one or more evidence-based or promising practice reentry programs to obtain employment, including, without limitation, any programs which may provide bonding for an offender entering the workplace and any organizations which may provide employment or bonding assistance to such a person.
Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, when an offender is released from prison by expiration of his or her term of sentence, by pardon or by parole, the Director:
May furnish the offender with a sum of money not to exceed $100, the amount to be based upon the offenders economic need as determined by the Director;
Shall give the offender notice of the provisions of chapter 179C of NRS and NRS 202.357 and 202.360;
Shall require the offender to sign an acknowledgment of the notice required in paragraph (b);
Shall give the offender notice of the provisions of NRS 179.245 and the provisions of NRS 213.090, 213.155 or 213.157, as applicable;
Shall provide the offender with a photo identification card issued by the Department and information and reasonable assistance relating to acquiring a valid drivers license or identification card to enable the offender to obtain employment, if the offender:
Requests a photo identification card; or
Requests such information and assistance and is eligible to acquire a valid drivers license or identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles;
May provide the offender with clothing suitable for reentering society;
May provide the offender with the cost of transportation to his or her place of residence anywhere within the continental United States, or to the place of his or her conviction;
May, but is not required to, release the offender to a facility for transitional living for released offenders that is licensed pursuant to chapter 449 of NRS; and
Shall require the offender to submit to at least one test for exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus.
The Director shall not provide an offender with a photo identification card pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection 3 unless the Director has verified the full legal name and age of the offender by obtaining an original or certified copy of the documents required by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to NRS 483.290 or 483.860, as applicable, furnished as proof of the full legal name and age of an applicant for a drivers license or identification card.
The costs authorized in paragraphs (a), (e), (f), (g) and (i) of subsection 3 must be paid out of the appropriate account within the State General Fund for the use of the Department as other claims against the State are paid to the extent that the costs have not been paid in accordance with subsection 5 of NRS 209.221 and NRS 209.246.
The Director is encouraged to work with the Nevada Community Re-Entry Task Force established by the Governor pursuant to executive order, or its successor body, if any, to align statewide strategies for the reentry of offenders into the community and the implementation of those strategies.
As used in this section:
Eligible offender means an offender who is:
Determined to be eligible for reentry programming based on the Nevada Risk Assessment Services instrument, or its successor risk assessment tool; and
Enrolled in:(I) Programming services under a reentry program at a correctional facility which has staff designated to provide the services; or(II) A community-based program to assist offenders to reenter the community.
Facility for transitional living for released offenders has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 449.0055.
Photo identification card means a document which includes the name, date of birth and a color picture of the offender.
Promising practice reentry program means a reentry program that has strong quantitative and qualitative data showing positive outcomes, but does not have sufficient research or replication to support recognition as an evidence-based practice.