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Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission Overview

The Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission was created by Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta in September 2014 to look into deficiencies in the Clark County child welfare system and courts. The panel will meet three times over four months and will make recommendations for county action and/or legislation to be passed in the 2015 state legislative session.

Issues to be explored include the overcrowding of Child Haven, the county's facility to temporarily house children removed from their homes; an examination of why relatives are not having children released to them; the shortage of quality foster homes; and long court calendars for child welfare cases.