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An Assessment of the Nevada Juvenile Justice System: Final Report

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This report highlights the positive accomplishments and ongoing challenges faced by Nevada’s policy makers and professionals involved in juvenile justice, and includes specific recommendations for the future. Sections of the document offer findings and recommendations in the following areas: 1) Youth incarceration practices; 2) Overcrowding at county detention centers; 3) Commitment and sentencing practices; 4) Intermediate sanctions and interventions; 5) Minority youth in Nevada‚Äôs juvenile justice system; 6) Gender-specific programming; 7) Substance abuse programs; 8) Development of a comprehensive community care network; 9) Special offender populations; 10) Juvenile sex offender programming; 11) Juveniles with mental health disorders; 12) Assessment and classification methods; 13) Collaboration among local, county and state entities; 14) Juvenile justice information; 15) Facility safety and security; 16) Operating standards; 17) Youth correctional bed projections; and 18) Facility reviews.