Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.505
Specific findings required before a child is committed to a state facility for the detention of children.

Before the juvenile court commits a delinquent child to the custody of a state facility for the detention of children, the court must find that:


Appropriate alternatives that could satisfactorily meet the needs of the child do not exist in the community or were previously used to attempt to meet such needs and proved unsuccessful; and


The child poses a public safety risk based on the child’s risk of reoffending, as determined by a risk assessment conducted pursuant to NRS 62E.506, any history of delinquency and the seriousness of the offense committed by the child.
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