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JUVENILE CASE PROCESSING

If your child was arrested and detained or released on house arrest/electronic monitoring -you will be required to appear at a detention hearing at 2:00 p.m. the following business day. Your child will be represented by the Public Defender's Office at this hearing unless you choose to hire a private attorney.  The detention hearing is to determine whether your child will remain detained or be released on house arrest or electronic monitoring. If your child is released, or released on house arrest or electronic monitoring, your case will be assigned to a particular unit based on the severity and circumstances of the offense.  You will be contacted by mail or phone within 3 - 5 business days for an appointment. See "Upon Notification" below

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If your child was arrested and released - the case will be processed and assigned to a particular unit based on the severity and circumstances of the offense. You will be contacted by mail or phone within 10-14 business days for an appointment. See "Upon Notification" below

If your child was issued a citation -  the citation will be forwarded to this department within 7 - 15 business days by the citing police agency. Once received, the citation will be processed and assigned to a particular unit based on the severity and circumstances of the offense. You will be contacted within 10-14 business days for an appointment.  See "Upon Notification" below 

Upon notification by our department, the juvenile and one or both parents/guardians will be required to meet with a Probation or Intake Officer to discuss the offense(s).  During this appointment you and your child will be given general information about what will take place next regarding your child's case.  Factors such as severity of offense, prior involvement with our department, and the results of risk & needs assessments, will determine if your child's case will be handled informally or if it will go before the Juvenile Court. 

If it has been determined that your case will be going to Juvenile Court you will need to contact the Public Defenders Office at 775-337-4800, or you can hire an attorney to represent you.  Please feel free to visit the Public Defender's website at www.co.washoe.nv.us/defender/ for more information on case processing.

If it has been determined that your case can be handled informally, you will be contacted by this department within 10-14 business days to schedule an appointment with either a Probation Officer or an Intake Officer.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call 775-325-7801