Nevada Public Welfare

Sec. § 424.0195
Position of coordinator of services for commercially sexually exploited children: Creation; duties.


1.

The Administrator of the Division shall create the position of coordinator of services for commercially sexually exploited children. The Administrator may employ or enter into a contract with a person to serve in that position.

2.

The coordinator of services for commercially sexually exploited children shall, in collaboration with other state and local agencies, including, without limitation, agencies which provide child welfare services and juvenile justice agencies, and other interested persons, including, without limitation, nonprofit organizations that provide legal services and persons who advocate for victims:

(a)

Assess existing gaps in services for commercially sexually exploited children;

(b)

Assess the needs for services and housing of commercially sexually exploited children in this State and the anticipated needs for services and housing of such children in the future, including, without limitation, the range of services and housing that are currently needed and will be required to meet anticipated needs;

(c)

Evaluate any incentives necessary to recruit providers of housing for commercially sexually exploited children that meet the criteria prescribed in paragraph (a) of subsection 3; and

(d)

Develop a plan to establish the infrastructure to provide treatment, housing and services to commercially sexually exploited children that meets the requirements of subsection 3 and update the plan as necessary.

3.

The plan developed pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 2 must include, without limitation, plans to:

(a)

Provide specialized, evidence-based forms of housing, including, without limitation and where feasible and appropriate, home-based housing, to meet the needs of each commercially sexually exploited child in this State. All housing provided pursuant to this paragraph must:

(1)

To the extent appropriate, allow residents freedom of movement inside and outside the house;

(2)

Be secured from intrusion;

(3)

To the extent appropriate, allow residents privacy and autonomy;

(4)

Provide a therapeutic environment to address the needs of commercially sexually exploited children;

(5)

Coordinate with persons and entities that provide services to residents; and

(6)

Be operated by persons who have training concerning the specific needs of commercially sexually exploited children and practices for interacting with victims of trauma.

(b)

Recruit providers of housing that meet the requirements of paragraph (a).

(c)

Provide services to providers of housing for commercially sexually exploited children designed to increase the success of placements of such children.

(d)

Provide legal representation to commercially sexually exploited children.

(e)

Ensure that any secured placement for commercially sexually exploited children:

(1)

Provides therapeutic treatment to assist the child in safely transitioning to a home-based placement; and

(2)

Is temporary, subject to judicial review not later than 72 hours after the initiation of the placement and utilized only when necessary to:
(I) Return the child to a parent or legal guardian or to another jurisdiction; or
(II) Protect the child from further victimization or threats by a perpetrator of commercial sexual exploitation or a person acting on behalf of such a perpetrator.

4.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Commercially sexually exploited child” means any child who is sex trafficked in violation of NRS 201.300, a victim of sexual abuse or sexually exploited for the financial benefit of any person or in exchange for anything of value, including, without limitation, monetary or nonmonetary benefits given or received by any person.

(b)

“Juvenile justice agency” means the Youth Parole Bureau or a director of juvenile services.

(c)

“Sexual abuse” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.100.

(d)

“Sexually exploited” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.110.
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