Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation on June 16, 2017 that seeks to strengthen public safety and improve outcomes for youth in that state’s justice system.
The Juvenile Justice System Reform Act calls for Nevada to adopt a statewide validated risk and needs assessment tool, requires state funding be used for evidence-based practices, establishes better data collection, and creates a single juvenile justice oversight body to guide and oversee these changes, among other things.
The bill was the direct result of the Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative launched in the state by The Council of State Governments Justice Center.
Governor Brian Sandoval, First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, State Supreme Court Justice Nancy…Read More