Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62B.610
Establishment of procedures to determine effectiveness of juvenile justice system and outcomes of juveniles; selection of risk assessment tool and mental health screening tool; contract for technical assistance.


In addition to the duties set forth in NRS 62B.615 and 62B.620, the Commission shall:

1.

On or before July 1, 2018, establish a uniform procedure for the Division of Child and Family Services, the Youth Parole Bureau and each department of juvenile services to use for developing performance measures to determine the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system, including, without limitation, performance measures for juvenile court referrals and dispositions, supervision of a child subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, services provided by agencies which provide juvenile justice services and rates of recidivism.

2.

On or before July 1, 2018, establish standard procedures for measuring outcomes for a child subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, including, without limitation, standard procedures for measuring and reporting rates of recidivism in accordance with NRS 62H.200, and define any necessary terms.

3.

On or before January 1, 2018, select:

(a)

A validated risk assessment tool that uses a currently accepted standard of assessment to assist the juvenile court, the Division of Child and Family Services and departments of juvenile services in determining the appropriate actions to take for each child subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court; and

(b)

A validated mental health screening tool that uses a currently accepted standard of assessment to determine the appropriate actions to take for each child in need of supervision pursuant to this title.

4.

Contract with a qualified vendor or provider of technical assistance to assist the Division of Child and Family Services and each department of juvenile services with the implementation of the validated risk assessment tool. Such assistance must include, without limitation, employee training, policy development and the establishment of quality assurance protocols.
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