Judicial selection, 2022

  • Elected

  • Appointed

  • Combination

Judicial specialization, 2022

  • All mixed case types

  • Mostly mixed

  • Mostly specialized

Caseload assignment, 2022

  • Mixed assignment methods

  • Individual discretion

  • Statute/State court rules

Judicial experience, training, and tools, 2022

  • Qualification Requirements

  • Required Annual Training

  • Required Risk/Need Assessments and Pre-Dispositional Reports

  • Juvenile Justice Bench Books

Courtroom shackling, 2015

Restricted by legislature

Nevada’s Assembly Bill 8 (law, not yet codified) 62D NRS, prohibits use of restraint on a child during a court proceeding unless necessary to prevent harm to self/others or to prevent escape from the courtroom. ‘Whenever practical’ the judge shall provide the child/child’s counsel and prosecuting attorney the opportunity to be heard prior to the order. Criteria is specified for necessity determination (demonstrated behaviors/plans, prior use) which must include specific findings of fact and conclusions of law.

Competency, 2015

Nevada’s juvenile statute aligns with the Dusky standard for juvenile competency. Many sections describe criteria for related hearings, examination, and reviews required after a child is deemed “incompetent”. A child may not be certified for criminal proceedings as an adult (or transferred) while incompetent.

  • No juvenile standard

  • Juvenile standard is the adult standard

  • Juvenile justice standard exists

  • JJ standard includes developmental immaturity

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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