Nevada Public Welfare

Sec. § 432C.130
Action upon receipt of report.


1.

Upon the receipt of a report pursuant to NRS 432C.110, an agency which provides child welfare services:

(a)

Shall conduct an initial screening to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe that the child is a victim of commercial sexual exploitation;

(b)

Shall make a report to the appropriate law enforcement agency for the purpose of identifying the perpetrator of the commercial sexual exploitation;

(c)

If the child resides in another jurisdiction, may initiate contact with an agency which provides child welfare services in the jurisdiction in which the child resides to provide notification of the circumstances surrounding the child’s removal from the jurisdiction or placement in another location; and

(d)

May conduct an assessment pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS.

2.

If an agency which provides child welfare services conducts an assessment pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS and no abuse or neglect of a child is identified, the agency may:

(a)

Conduct an assessment of the family of the child to determine which services, if any, the family needs or refer the family to a person or an organization that has entered into a written agreement with the agency to make such an assessment; and

(b)

If appropriate, provide to the child and his or her family counseling, training or other services relating to commercial sexual exploitation or refer the child and his or her family to a person or an organization that has entered into an agreement with the agency to provide those services.

3.

If an agency which provides child welfare services has entered into an agreement with a person or an organization to provide services to a child or his or her family and the person or organization will provide such services pursuant to subsection 2, the agency shall require the person or organization to notify the agency if:

(a)

The child or his or her family refuses or fails to participate in such services; or

(b)

The person or organization determines that there is a serious risk to the health or safety of the child.

4.

As used in this section, “abuse or neglect of a child” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.020.
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