Nevada Juvenile Justice

Sec. § 62A.360
Legislative declaration.

The Legislature hereby declares that:


This title must be liberally construed to the end that:


Each child who is subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court must receive such care, guidance and control, preferably in the child’s own home, as will be conducive to the child’s welfare and the best interests of this State; and


When a child is removed from the control of the parent or guardian of the child, the juvenile court shall secure for the child a level of care which is equivalent as nearly as possible to the care that should have been given to the child by the parent or guardian.


One of the purposes of this title is to promote the establishment, supervision and implementation of preventive programs that are designed to prevent a child from becoming subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

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