Mission Statement of the Commission on Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform

The Commission on Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform will commence its substantive review of the juvenile justice system in Nevada by studying Nevada’s deep end commitment system of placement.  The Commission will study and evaluate the continuum of care  including possible reorganization of Nevada’s correctional commitment facilities to determine whether smaller, regional facilities are most effective and assess whether limiting state commitments to the most seriously offending youth should be considered; cataloging the availability and needs of regional based facilities and programs; redirecting more state commitment funds to community based services and commitment alternatives; implementing judicial protocols for entry of findings and reviews addressing least restrictive placements and reasonable efforts findings; and identifying long-term funding stabilization plans to prioritize juvenile justice funding in the State of Nevada.