Labeling, 2015

Spectrum of labels

Victim Child welfare perspective
Offender Public safety perspective
  • In need of aid, assistance, or care

  • In need of services

  • In need of supervision

  • Unruly

  • Status offender

In Nevada, status offense cases are classified as Children in Need of Supervision and include truancy, running away, and disobeying the reasonable and lawful demands of a parent or guardian. 

Age boundaries, 2016

  • Status offense jurisdiction

    Up through 17 years old

    No lower age specified

  • Delinquency jurisdiction

    Up through 17 years old

    No lower age specified

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In Nevada, no lower age is specified for a “child in need of supervision.” The highest age a child’s conduct can be considered a status offense is 17. Non-delinquent behaviors include: truancy, being disobedient and unmanageable, running away and in need of care or rehabilitation, transmitting or distributing sexual images, electronic bullying, curfew violations, loitering, and some tobacco offenses. N.R.S. 62a.030, 62a.040, 62B.320

Reported data

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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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