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.