Nevada Juvenile Justice

Sec. § 63.425
Treatment of child in accordance with gender identity or expression; compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act; regulations concerning appropriate placement of child.


1.

A facility shall:

(a)

Treat each child in the facility in all respects in accordance with the child’s gender identity or expression and the regulations adopted by the Division of Child and Family Services pursuant to subsection 2; and

(b)

Comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 15605 et seq., and all standards adopted pursuant thereto.

2.

The Division of Child and Family Services shall adopt regulations establishing factors for a juvenile court to consider before committing a child to a facility and protocols for a facility to follow when placing a child within the facility that ensure that each child who is so committed is placed in a manner that is appropriate for the gender identity or expression of the child. Such regulations must be adopted in consultation with:

(a)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning children who are currently residing in foster homes, facilities for the detention of children, child care facilities and mental health facilities or who have resided in such settings;

(b)

Representatives of each agency which provides child welfare services in this State;

(c)

Representatives of state and local facilities for the detention of children;

(d)

Representatives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons;

(e)

Attorneys, including, without limitation, attorneys who regularly represent children in child welfare or criminal proceedings;

(f)

Representatives of juvenile courts and family courts;

(g)

Advocates of children; and

(h)

Any other person deemed appropriate by the Division of Child and Family Services.

3.

A juvenile court shall consider the factors prescribed in the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection 2 before committing a child to a facility.

4.

A facility shall follow the protocols prescribed in the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection 2 when placing a child within the facility.

5.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Agency which provides child welfare services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.030.

(b)

“Child care facility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432A.024.

(c)

“Foster home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 424.014.

(d)

“Gender identity or expression” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 424.0145.
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