Nevada Judiciary News

  • Pretrial Release Outcomes Studied by Nevada Judiciary
    10/5/2015 8:59:14 AM

    The Supreme Court of Nevada Judicial Council has formed a committee to study evidence-based pretrial release and the committee is moving forward with collecting data on how the system might work in Nevada. According to many members of the committee, the current pretrial release system is a "seat of your pants" decision for most judges or requires payment of bail by an accused, who many times cannot afford it.

  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission Strives to Implement Recommendations
    9/29/2015 3:43:36 PM

    The Supreme Court Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission is relying on various resources as it tackles reforming the Clark County child welfare system and courts. The State of Nevada, Washoe County, and various Clark County agencies are working together to ensure children feel safe and the system meets national standards, the Committee learned at its September meeting.

  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission Implements Phase II Planning
    7/14/2015 10:45:56 AM

    The Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission, made up of community leaders reviewing child welfare in southern Nevada, will move toward implementing recommendations announced in March to address deficiencies in the Clark County child welfare system and courts. In Phase II, seven subcommittees have been formed to advance the seven recommendations made by the Commission. The subcommittees are:

  • Nevada/New Mexico Language Access Basic Training
    7/2/2015 2:24:25 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts has partnered with the New Mexico Language Access Center to offer this self-paced online course. The purpose of the course is to ensure that all court employees have a basic understanding of their ethical and legal obligations, as well as current best practices in serving limited English proficient and non-English speaking individuals. (more…

  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission to Release Final Recommendation
    3/25/2015 2:34:53 PM

    Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta will chair the Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission made up of community leaders reviewing child welfare in southern Nevada. The Commission will release its final recommendation report to the public, which is invited to attend.