Nevada Juvenile Justice
Sec. § 62E.520
Commitment of child to Division of Child and Family Services: Conditions and limitations; notice; investigation and recommendation for placement of child.


1.

The juvenile court may commit a delinquent child to the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services for placement in a correctional or institutional facility if:

(a)

The child is at least 8 years of age but less than 12 years of age, and the juvenile court finds that the child is in need of placement in a correctional or institutional facility; or

(b)

The child is at least 12 years of age but less than 18 years of age, and the juvenile court finds that the child:

(1)

Is in need of placement in a correctional or institutional facility; or

(2)

Is in need of residential psychiatric services or other residential services for the mental health of the child.

2.

Before the juvenile court commits a delinquent child to the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services, the juvenile court shall:

(a)

Notify the Division at least 3 working days before the juvenile court holds a hearing to consider such a commitment; and

(b)

At the request of the Division, provide the Division with not more than 10 working days within which to:

(1)

Investigate the child and the circumstances of the child; and

(2)

Recommend a suitable placement to the juvenile court.
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Nov. 12, 2019