Nevada Juvenile Justice

Sec. § 62C.035
Screening required for child detained in facility for detention of children; time and method for conducting screening.


Each child who is taken into custody by a peace officer or probation officer and detained in a local facility for the detention of children while awaiting a detention hearing pursuant to NRS 62C.040 or 62C.050 must be screened to determine whether the child:


Is in need of mental health services; or


Has an alcohol or other substance use disorder.


The facility in which the child is detained shall cause the screening required pursuant to subsection 1 to be conducted as soon as practicable after the child has been detained in the facility.


The method for conducting the screening required pursuant to subsection 1 must satisfy the requirements of NRS 62E.516.

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