Court Improvement Program

The Court Improvement Program (CIP) enables the courts and agencies involved in the child welfare system to develop systemic, statewide changes intended to significantly improve the processing of child neglect and abuse cases while ensuring compliance with state and federal laws.

The future is improving for Nevada’s children as a result of the Statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program (JDMP) developed through a partnership among CIP, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and the 2nd Judicial District's dependency mediation program. The Program ensures dependency mediation is implemented consistently with fidelity to best practices throughout the state. Over the two year life of the Program, 82% of mediations conducted statewide came to full or partial agreement.