Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.170
Review of placement in foster home or other institution; dispositional hearings.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, if the juvenile court places a child in a foster home or other similar institution, the juvenile court shall review the placement at least semiannually for the purpose of determining whether:


Continued placement or supervision is in the best interests of the child and the public; and


The child is being treated fairly.


In conducting the review, the juvenile court may:


Require a written report from the child’s protective services officer, welfare worker or other guardian of the child which includes, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the progress of the child and recommendations for further supervision, treatment or rehabilitation.


Request any information or statements that the juvenile court deems necessary for the review.


The juvenile court shall hold dispositional hearings not later than 18 months after the review required by subsection 1, and at least annually thereafter.


The juvenile court shall hold each dispositional hearing to determine whether:


The child should be returned to the child’s parent or guardian or other relatives;


The child’s placement in the foster home or other similar institution should be continued;


The child should be placed for adoption or under a legal guardianship; or


The child should remain in the foster home or other similar institution on a long-term basis.


The provisions of this section do not apply to the placement of a child in the home of the child’s parent or parents.


This section does not limit the power of the juvenile court to order a review or similar proceeding under subsection 1 other than semiannually.


In determining the placement of the child pursuant to this section, the juvenile court shall give preference to any person who is related to the child within the fifth degree of consanguinity if the juvenile court finds that the person is suitable and able to provide proper care and guidance for the child.
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