What criteria are used to determine if a youth is to be detained?
Nevada law is very specific on the youth we can and cannot detain. One of the following criteria must be met:
The juvenile is likely to commit an offense dangerous to himself or the community, or likely to commit damage to property
The juvenile will run away or be taken away so as to be unavailable for proceedings of the Court
The juvenile is a fugitive from another jurisdiction
The juvenile was brought to the probation office pursuant to a court order or warrant
Has been taken into custody for Domestic Violence (must be held at least 12 hours)
The juvenile has committed an offense involving the possession, use of, or threatened use of a firearm

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1. How secure is the detention facility?
2. Why do some youth need to be detained?
3. Will it just be a detention facility?
4. What are the advantages of having the detention facility in our community?
5. What criteria are used to determine if a youth is to be detained?
6. How long can individual youth be detained in the Detention Facility?
7. How will the facility maintain control of the youth who are detained?
8. Are the youth allowed visitors?
9. If you are not a parent or guardian, can you visit?
10. How are juveniles released?
11. Can I tour the facility if I am over 18 years of age?
12. Can I bring my child on a tour of the facility?
13. Can I drop my child off at detention to teach them a lesson?