Available Cases


The Pro Bono Project offers the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of low-income individuals in Southern Nevada. The clients listed below have been accepted by our program and are currently on our waiting list for pro bono representation. Clients have been prescreened for financial income eligibility and their cases have been selected based on a number of factors, including the merits of their case, the availability of volunteers and the reasonableness of the client.

If you would like to take a pro bono case or request additional information, please email Cindy Morales Kerben ( ckerben@lacsn.org ).  Thank you!

Appeals

Case Number: 2019-009200

The parties divorced in 2015 pursuant to a stipulated divorce decree in which they shared joint legal and physical custody. After motions and a hearing, the District Court awarded respondent primary physical custody and sole legal custody for education, support and costs. Appellant appealed. In June 2018, the court of appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part and remanded for further findings and for corrections to the order appointing a parenting coordinator. Appellant again filed a motion to modify custody based on changed circumstances, which the District Court denied.

Case Number: 2020-001202

Appellant pursued a claim for industrial injury benefits based on his alleged carpal tunnel syndrome incurred from preparing food during his job as a pastry chef. His application for benefits was denied. The appeals officer rejected his appeal of the denial of benefits, citing delays and inconsistencies in his reporting, and relying on the application of the last injurious exposure rule to find no recurrent injury, rather an aggravation of conditions that progressed over time after termination of his employment. The District Court summarily denied appellant’s petition for judicial review.

Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

Case Number: 2019-000108 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

Urgent.  Waiting over 150 days!  Conflict case for LACSN – Requires a Pro Bono Attorney.  5 siblings, ages 16 to 3, one is special needs.  Mom does not know how to handle all five.  Some have never been to school and others constantly run away and skip school.  Children are defiant and mom is in over her head.  Services needed to help this family stay together.  Next hearings are; Status Check on  is a Review on 3/24/2020 at 11:00 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/24/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008478 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

Urgent.  Waiting over 150 days!  Conflict case for LACSN – Requires a Pro Bono Attorney. Three siblings, ages 10 years to 6 years, came into DFS care in November 2019 due to ongoing domestic violence in the home in the presence of the children. Both parents have previously been arrested for domestic violence. There are concerns about both parent’s substance usage. Mom admitted to the rare usage of methamphetamines and tested positive for same. Dad has refused to drug test unless court ordered.  There are concerns about the father’s mental and/or emotional state. He reports being diagnosed with major depression/anxiety. The children have been placed with mom. Visitation with the father is to be supervised.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-008718 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

Sibling set of five came into protective custody over concerns of domestic violence and possible physical abuse after family members reported that the father of the youngest child punched the oldest child in the chest.  CPS tried to discuss with the mother and the older kids what happened and whether that father was living in the home.  The mother denied any ongoing contact and reported having a TPO.  However, the 8 year old let it slip that the baby’s father was living in the home and that the mother is pregnant with his child.  Because the last investigation involved serious physical abuse, CPS elected to remove the children as the danger could not be fully assessed.  The oldest four are placed with their father’s girlfriend while the baby is with a relative of her father. The mother reports that maternal grandmother is willing to take placement. The Next Hearing is a Case Plan Review on 2/19/20 at 11am and then there is a Review Hearing on 5/6/20 at 1:30 pm, both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009194

A newborn baby girl came into DFS custody when her mother gave birth to her while she is incarcerated at CCDC.  The mother is waiting to be sentenced to prison.  Putative father is also at CCDC but believes he will be released soon.  Baby is placed with maternal aunt.  There are three maternal half siblings, one has been adoption and the other two of whom are still in the system but have not yet been adopted.  The Next Hearing is Review Hearing on 5/6/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008575 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

A sibling group ages, 10, 8, 6 and 3 years old were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of emotional abuse and risk of physical abuse.  Relatives called CPS after the mother posted a video on Facebook of herself chasing her kids around the apartment with a BB gun threatening to shoot them, thereby terrorizing them.  The mother was arrested, and entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor child abuse charge.  The children are placed together at the aunt’s home. The mother has also admitted to the abuse/neglect petition and in the process of engaging in services.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/2/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009350 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

The children came into care on November 13, 2019. The whereabouts of natural mother are unknown. Children have been raised by natural father and have not been enrolled in school. This child and his sister was living in the home with her father, uncle and paternal grandparents. The sister most recently was living with her maternal grandparents in California. Natural father went to pick her up and the child refused to go with him. She disclosed that while living with her father, she had been raped by her uncle and counted at least 6 incidents. Natural father knew of the little girls statements but did not take any action to protect her and when interviewed, only seemed interested in his son, the subject minor in this case.  Due to a lack of ability to protect, The son is in need on attorney.  The sister has separate representation due to a conflict in wishes.  The Next Hearing on this matter is a Review Hearing on 5/13/20 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009380 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to assist a 12 year old boy.  This child and his 6 year old girl (represented by another attorney) came into DFS care on November 12, 2019 when the little girl disclosed to her mother and adult sister, that mom’s boyfriend, had sexually molested her by rubbing her privates on multiple occasions with his finger. Mom reportedly only advised the little girl to tell her if it happened again and when she did tell her a second time, mom took no affirmative action to protect her. The boyfriend was arrested by patrol officers and admitted to the conduct. Mom was arrested for child endangerment for failing to protect the minor child.  There is a calendar call scheduled for 2/26/20 at 10:15am and a Trial on 3/6/20 at 1:30pm with a Review set for 5/6/20 at 10:45am, all in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-005332

10 yr old girl came into DFS care in July 2019 after both parents were arrested following a domestic violence incident. It was reported that Mother was punching father and was arrested for DV, while father was arrested for outstanding warrants. Maternal relatives and the children report that this is not the first domestic violence incident, father is reported to have punched mother in the face a few months prior. The family doesn’t have strong ties to Las Vegas and the department is concerned of possible flight risk. Parents have a history of drug use (methamphetamines and heroin). The family has an extensive history with DFS.  The child is currently placed with an adult sibling.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for 6/2/20 at 3pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009568 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

6 year old boy came into DFS care in July 2019 after both parents were arrested following a domestic violence incident. It was reported that Mother was punching father and was arrested for DV, while father was arrested for outstanding warrants. Maternal relatives and the children report that this is not the first domestic violence incident, father is reported to have punched mother in the face a few months prior. The family doesn’t have strong ties to Las Vegas and the department is concerned of possible flight risk. Parents have a history of drug use (methamphetamines and heroin). The family has an extensive history with DFS.  The child is currently placed with an adult sibling.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for 6/2/2020 at 3pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009409 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney.  These children came into DFS care on October 23, 2019 due to failure to supervise and use of controlled substances by natural mother and neglect by the natural fathers. Evidence was presented that these boys sisters were all physically or sexually victimized by the two oldest brothers. The natural fathers’ have neglected the minor children by not maintaining consistent contact or support. Natural mother has a history of substance abuse and prior incidents of environmental neglect (filthy home) and failure to provide for the children (who reportedly were begging for food from neighbors). She tested positive for high levels of methamphetamine in her urine and hair.  The oldest brother is not party to this case but the second  oldest and youngest brother are.  The sisters are being represented by a separate attorney as is the oldest brother.  These two children are in need of representation.  The Next Hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/22/20 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009425 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney. These children came into care on October 23, 2019 due to failure to supervise and use of controlled substances by natural mother and neglect by the natural fathers. Evidence was presented that the children were all physically or sexually victimized by two older brothers. The natural fathers have neglected the minor children by not maintaining consistent contact or support. Natural mother has a history of substance abuse and prior incidents of environmental neglect (filthy home) and failure to provide for the children (who reportedly were begging for food from neighbors). She tested positive for high levels of methamphetamine in her urine and hair.  The Next Hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/22/20 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009284 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on November 27, 2019, due to mother’s emotional stability seriously impairing her ability to care for her newborn baby boy. The mother’s train of thought is disorganized. She was described as being unable to maintain a train of thought as she would converse and then change the direction of the conversation repeatedly. She also has paranoid thoughts and delusions. Further, mother is homeless and has a history of testing positive for Amphetamines, but her frequency and extent is unknown. Mother stated that she came to Las Vegas from Orange County, California, where her father’s girlfriend stole her children from her through the CPS agency. She refused to provide the name of the father or any of her relatives other than her father and his girlfriend in California.  The Next Hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/12/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009201 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a Pro Bono attorney to represent a 14 year old girl,13 year old boy, 12 year old boy, 10 year old boy, and 8 year old boy came into DFS care on November 21, 2019 due to Natural mother’s lack of resources and lack of the ability to properly manage her resources. She was recently evicted after failing to pay one month’s rent (the first month was paid by a charity). She states her money was stolen from her by a friend and is reportedly in a relationship with a gambler. It is alleged that she uses methamphetamine. One of the natural father’s is presently incarcerated in Oklahoma and the other natural father is living in Oklahoma, paying child support. Long history of CPS.  The Next Hearings are; Case Plan Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 5/27/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009548 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney. This child and his sister (represented by a staff attorney) came into DFS care on October 19, 2019 due to adoptive parents refusing to care for the sister any longer. This child remains placed with adoptive parents, however the Department is insisting that he remain a ward of the state and part of the case. The issues in this case arise from the sister’s rebellious behavior and the conflict it is causing with adoptive parents. This child has also showed rebellious behavior, however, adoptive parents remain willing to work with him. Adoptive parents seem to be unwilling to participate in further hearings.  The Next Hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/14/20 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-009004 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

A two year old boy was taken into protective custody by CPS in Arizona after both parents were arrested. At the time, they were living out of the car and visiting the maternal grandmother.  An older brother was taken in by his biological father in Las Vegas.  Arizona court asked Nevada to take jurisdiction under UCCJEA.  Parents have history and contacts with Nevada. Both are employed in Nevada.  The CPS investigation revealed that the parents struggle with substance abuse issues, mental health concerns and homelessness.  The next hearing date is a Review Hearing set for April 8, 2020 at 1:30pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009295 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

A sibling group of five children came into DFS custody in August 2019, when they were removed from the parents after being found sleeping in a park without their parents and CPS was not able to locate the parents. The family has a chronic history of homelessness. The court has approved placement of the children with a relative out of state, however these three siblings want to stay in Las Vegas and hopefully have a successful reunification with the parents once they have stability. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for August 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009342 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

A 3 year old girl, 2 month old girl  and 1 year old girl came into DFS care on November 27, 2019 due to the parents’ residence being raided by the police and narcotics, including marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine, were found in the residence in areas accessible to the children. Additional firearms (unloaded) were located in the kitchen. The parents state that the drugs belonged to the prior owner of the apartment who vacated the residence about I month prior to the raid. Parents have no prior history with DFS. The next hearing is a Review on 5/19/20 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009035

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono.  A beautiful baby girl, 3 months old, was brought into DFS care in November of 2019 due to allegations of physical neglect and substance exposure.  This baby was born with methamphetamines in her system.  Mom denies that she has a drug problem.  She blames the Dad of the baby, stating he tricked her into taking drugs by sneaking them in her food although Mom has a very extensive history with drug abuse to the point where her 6 other children are currently under a guardianship with a relative.  Sibling visitation is something that will need to be addressed.  Dad is currently facing murder charges in California and has fled to Mexico.  Once this baby is released from the hospital, she is expected to be released to her maternal aunt.  The next hearing is a Review on 5/12/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-009617

Minors were all removed and placed with Fictive Kin after one of the 5 year old twins that parents had guardianship over had a left femur fracture that appeared to be at least 2 weeks old.  Parents gave no plausible explanation.  3 older kids were left in the home.  All kids deny knowing anything about the injury other than Subject Minor supposedly hurt it on a slide.  The next hearings are; Calendar Call on 4/15/2020 at 9:00 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 5/1/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-009626

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent a 3 month old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 due to his mother’s mental health issues, lack of parenting knowledge and skills as well as poor decision making which places her son at risk of harm.  The mother was referred to a partial hospitalization program.  She is in protective custody and there are no identified relatives or fictive kin that are able to care for them at this time. The putative father is currently on probation with DJJS and attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful. The next hearing is a Trial on 4/10/20 at 10:00 am & a Review Hearing set for 6/2/20 at 2:00 pm, both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001340

Newborn girl came into DFS care in February 2020 due to mother being incarcerated at the time of birth.  Although baby did not test positive for drug exposure, mother did admit to using methamphetamines while pregnant.  Mother’s release date is unknown at this time.  Minor’s father’s whereabouts are unknown to the department.  Minor is placed in foster care.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/17/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

 

Case Number: 2020-001521

Sibling group of six children ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 1 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to inadequate shelter after they were found living in a park restroom.  The parents report efforts to secure stable housing and employment for the family.  The children are currently split between two different family members.  Oldest child is being represented by CAP.  Next hearings are a Case Plan Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 6/3/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000573

New born baby girl came into DFS care after being born substance exposed.  Mother has admitted to a history of illegal substances, domestic violence and mental health issues; she has two other children out of her care.  Minor has been placed with maternal grandmother. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/17/20 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000564

New born baby girl came into DFS care after mother gave birth to her while incarcerated.  Mother has warrants out of Texas as well, and it is unknown how long she will be in custody.  Besides being incarcerated, mom also suffers from mental health issues.  Baby is currently in a foster home. Next hearing is a Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on 3/31/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-009173

A four year old little boy came into DFS custody in December 2019, after being injured due to falling from 2nd floor of apartment building.  Grandmother has legal guardianship, he fell while not being watched closely.  There have been other incidents where he was found wandering around complex unsupervised. Client has been placed with fictive kin.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/20/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000291

Minor was born drug exposed, both mother and baby tested positive for amphetamines and PCP after birth.  Baby experienced withdrawals and was placed in the NICU.  Both parents are currently homeless and have previous history with the DFS.  Baby is currently placed with the adoptive parents of his siblings. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/23/20 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-009379

A four month old baby boy came into DFS custody in December 2019, after grandmother and uncle report that mother leaves baby with them for days at a time with no plans for care or support. They report that the mother has a long standing substance abuse issue, and has other children who are not in her care. DFS placed the client with the maternal relatives.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on June 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000281

Siblings age 2 and 9 months came into care due to mother having being arrested for DUI while with the minors in the vehicle.  Father was unwilling to care for minors at the time of mother’s arrest.  He is now demonstrating willingness to care for minors if he receives assistance from family. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/23/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001187

A 4 year old girl came into the system after her mother lost housing.  Mom arranged for minor and older sibling to move in with a neighbor, however that was only temporary. The minor was removed and mom has not contacted the Department of Family Services since the removal.  Client is developmentally delayed and may have autism.  The father reported to be in prison in California.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/24/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009702

This is a conflict case that requires a pro bono attorney to assist a newborn baby girl came into DFS custody in December 2019, when she was exposed in utero to methamphetamine and heroin.  Her parents are homeless and had no plans to take care of her; when interviewed by CPS, they did not report much interest in keeping the baby. Parents also did not identify any family members who could take placement of the baby and have not maintained contact with the department. The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/20/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009628

A six year old little girl came into DFS custody in December 2019, when the mother and boyfriend got into a fight; both were injured.  Mom was arrested as the aggressor, boyfriend was arrested for outstanding DV warrants.  Child placed with maternal grandmother.  Mom refuses to identify the father.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for 3/23/20 at 11:00 am & a Review Hearing set for 6/24/20 at 2:30 pm.  Both are in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009789 (PENDING PLACEMENT)

A 1 month old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 after being born substance exposed.  The mother has admitted to long term drug use.   The natural father will be self surrendering and will likely be incarcerate for more than a couple of months.  Neither caregiver can control their behavior.  There are no family members who reside in the state.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-009783

8 year old girl and 7 year old boy came into DFS care on December 17, 2019 due to domestic violence between the parents witnessed by the minor children and causing the children to be afraid. Domestic violence is an ongoing issue.  The next hearings are for Review Hearings on 5/26/2020 at 2:15 pm and on 6/2/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001389

Two siblings, ages 5 years and 3 years,  came into care with their older sibling in April 2018 after they were involved in a traffic accident where their mother was found to be at fault due to being impaired.  The children were not properly restrained and sustained injuries.  The mother was charged with DUI and child abuse/neglect.  The mother is incarcerated and will possibly be released in April 2020.  The mother is making limited progress on her case plan given her current situation.  The father has made no progress toward his case plan.  The children are currently placed in a licensed foster home.  The older sibling  wants to reunify with his mother and these children want to stay with their placement.  The youngest has no articulable memory of the parents and is bonded to the foster placement. Next hearings are an Adjudicatory Trial on  3/23/20 at 9:45 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/7/20 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001388

A 7 year old boy came into care with his siblings in April 2018 after they were involved in a traffic accident where their mother was found to be at fault due to being impaired.  The children were not properly restrained and sustained injuries.  The mother was charged with DUI and child abuse/neglect.  The mother is incarcerated and will possibly be released in April 2020.  The mother is making limited progress on her case plan given her current situation.  The father has made no progress toward his case plan.  The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home.  This child wants to reunify with his mother and his sibling wants to stay with their placement.  Next hearings are a Adjudicatory Trial on 3/23/20 at 9:45 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/7/20 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009709

A baby boy came into DFS care on December 13, 2019 due to the parents’ lack of resources to provide stable housing for the minor child and to provide for the child’s special needs. Family members are unwilling to continue to provide financially for the couple. The child was born as a fragile needs infant and will require frequent medical appointments. The parents have no stable transportation and stated they would get rides from family and friends. The parents were to remain in the hospital with the child for a night but left before doing so and are therefore unable to provide proper care for the child.  There is a Calendar Call on 4/7/20 at 10:30 am and a Plea Hearing set for 4/20/20 at 9:45 am. Both are in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000101

A one year old little girl came into DFS custody in January 2020, after the mother was arrested for domestic violence against her ex-boyfriend.  Drugs were found in the home, within reach of the child.  CPS reached out to the father, who lives in Alabama, to take placement; unfortunately, the father never showed up.  The mother is out of jail, and is working with CPS to try to get her child back. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/24/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009812

A 3 month old girl came into care on December 22, 2019. Minor admitted to NICU after birth due to feeding problems.  Mom was acting erratically.  Mom has various MH diagnosis and was involved with DRC.  Living in a group home that is not appropriate for placement and not open to DFS involvement.   Mom is former client of LACSN, so this is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent this baby.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/18/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-009728

A 7 month old girl came into DFS care in December 2019 due to allegations of physical risk and abandonment.  The mother left the home and had not returned. The mother’s roommates have been caring for the infant.  The mother was placed on a legal 2000 when she was unable to answer simple questions as to time, date, and place.  She reported hearing voices and was diagnosed with unspecified psychosis.  She reported that she had stopped taking her medication.  She has a history of multiple admissions.  Contact was made with the child’s putative father, who has physical custody of the older child.   Next hearings are; Adjudicatory Trial 5/8/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 6/10/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-009608

Newborn baby boy David came into DFS care on December 11, 2019 due to natural mother and the minor child testing positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine, opiates and marijuana when the child was born. Natural mother admitted using heroin off and on for the past 5 years and was using it every three days during her pregnancy and smoked methamphetamine twice a day every 3 days. The minor child has been suffering from withdrawal symptoms and remains in the NICU. Natural Father stated he is not in a position to take custody of the child and has not acknowledged paternity at this time.  Next hearings are; Status Check for paternity results on 3/24/20 at 9:45 am and Further Proceedings Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 215 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009735

Two siblings, ages 9 years and 4 years old, came into DFS care in December 2019 due to domestic violence occurring in the home in the presence of the children.  The natural parents lack the ability to control their impulses. There is a violent person in the home and no parent will protect.  The natural parents lack the knowledge and skill set needed to protect their children. There is a Review Hearing set for 6/9/20 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-009714

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on December 13, 2019. Natural mother is a resident of Utah and was in a drug rehabilitation program when she went to Mesquite, Nevada, to get away. Natural mother ended up at the Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite where she was tested for controlled substances due to displaying withdrawal symptoms, an altered mental status and acute intoxication symptoms, Test results were positive for amphetamines, benzoids, opioids and cannabis. She was transported to UMC for further care. The child suffered from withdrawal symptoms. Natural mother admitted a substance abuse addiction for the past thirteen years, including heroin and methamphetamine.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/31/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-000022

This is a conflict for our office and requires a pro bono!  An 8 year old girl came into DFS care in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The family has history with the department.   One or both parents cannot control their behavior.  No adult in the home will perform parental duties and responsibilities.  One or both caregivers lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation.  The father is incarcerated.  There are concerns of substance abuse and stable housing as to the mother.  The child is placed with maternal grandparents. There is a Trial set for 4/17/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000956

12 year old brother and 10 year old sister came into DFS care on December 23, 2019 due to neglect/inadequate supervision. NM made a post on Facebook stating she wanted to commit suicide and harm her children. She was detained by the police for a legal hold and both she and the children reported there was no one in Las Vegas to care for the children. It was reported that NM was extremely intoxicated at the time and the children were scared as the mother was screaming loudly. NM has prior CPS history and her older son just recently moved to live with his NF due to NM no longer wanting to deal with him.  Next hearing is a Adjudicatory Trial on 3/12/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000150

A one year old infant girl came into DFS custody in January 2020, after being removed over concerns of lack of supervision; Motel 6 called CPS after she was found wandering in parking lot without sufficient clothing.  During investigation, the father was arrested on robbery charges and the mother tested positive for illicit substances. The child is currently placed with maternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/30/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001018

Three siblings, ages 5 years, 3 years and 8 months, came into DFS care in January 2020 due to ongoing domestic violence in the home.  The mother admits that she and the father argue daily.  Both parents lack impulse control and their actions place the children at risk of harm.  Neither parent recognize the safety concern associated with their behavior.  The father is only minimally cooperative with the department, he has extensive criminal history for domestic violence with other women.  It was alleged that he  is abusive toward the mother, threatening to kill her, her family, and the children.  The children have been placed with relatives.  Supervised visitation between the children and parents has been arranged.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/29/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001270

A group of three siblings ages, 11, 10 and 9 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The mother was evicted from her apartment and left the children with a neighbor for several days without contact. The mother’s drug’s use adversely affects her ability to provide for the children. The father is reported to be deceased.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/27/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001196

5 year old twins came into DFS care on February 2020 after their mother was arrested for a domestic violence incident with her mother.  Mom reported she was protecting her child from her mother who became upset and grabbed the one of the children by the neck.  The children’s maternal grandmother refused to care for them after mom went to jail.  Mom is also reported to have a history of methamphetamine use.  The father was notified but is unable to care for the children at this time as he does not have the resources to come to Nevada or provide financial support.  The minors are currently at Child Haven due to not having anyone who can care for them.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/17/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001178

Five sibblings ages 12, 11, 9, 5, and 3 came into DFS care in February 2020 after the family was found to be living in their car.  The family is currently homeless despite having an option set up by the department to reside with family.  The father of they youngest child is unknown.  The three older children were withdrawn from school and have not been re-enrolled.  Visitations is set unlimited for mother, father, and grandmother.  Next hearings are a Status Check on 3/18/2020 at 11:00 am, a Disposition Hearing and All Pending Matters on 4/8/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001105

5 year old girl and 11 month old girl came into DFS care on January 31, 2020 due to mother being arrested for sex trafficking an adult.  The father to younger child was arrested for pandering.  At the time of arrest there was no responsible adult to care for the children. The parents represented that other than the current criminal charges they have no other criminal record, however, it was subsequently learned that both have considerable arrest records for crimes similar to those for which they were arrested. They have both been uncooperative with DFS. The whereabouts of oldest child is currently unknown. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 4/10/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001086

9 year old boy came into DFS care on January 31, 2020 due to mother being observed to run a red light and failed to immediately yield to the police. Minor was in the vehicle during this time. When the car was stopped it reeked of perfume and mother refused to take a field sobriety test but, was observed to be unsteady on her feet and her demeanor .  Mom was arrested for DUI drugs/alcohol. She was booked into Henderson Detention on an outstanding warrant and later released; the DUI and related charges are pending review by the City of Las Vegas. The whereabouts of father are unknown.  Next hearings are; a Calendar Call on 3/31/2020 at 10:30 am and a Adjudicatory Trial on 5/8/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001250

Infant twins came into DFS custody in February 2018, due to mother’s drug use, lack of stability and resources. The father has only recently been identified and is not involved. The children are placed with maternal relatives. Next hearing a Review Hearing on 4/1/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001075

A 6 year old boy came into DFS care on January 31, 2020 due to inadequate supervision. Mother was on house arrest when her probation officer conducted a home visit. During the visit, mom’s probation officer found controlled substances which was in violation of her suspended sentence. Mom was arrested and minor was taken to Child Haven. Father is incarcerated in California.  Next hearings are set for an Adjudicatory Hearing Plea and a Disposition Hearing on 4/28/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000135

A newborn baby boy requires a pro bono to represent him, as this is a conflict for our office.  He came into DFS custody in December 2019, when the mother, a former foster child, gave birth to client while in custody at CCDC. She did not have a plan for temporary placement of the child, as she was in the system for most of her life.  Her parents’ rights were terminated and her siblings have their own struggles. The maternal great grandmother to the baby is willing to help, but resides in California.  The mother wants to raise the baby, but was homeless before she was incarcerated and has no plan for housing or employment after her release. The only reason for removal at this time is that the mother is incarcerated. She expects to be released within 30 days.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/22/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000044

Baby girl came into DFS care on December 26, 2019 due to infant having an older sibling who was removed from the mother due to concerns of substance abuse and mental health and remains a ward of the court. A case plan was established and natural mother has not engaged in the necessary services to achieve reunification. The permanency goal in the Petition 1 case is termination of parental rights and adoption. NM stated that she wants this baby to come home with her and plans on proving it to the Court.  This is a conflict case.  The next hearings are; Calendar Call on 3/31/2020 at 10:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 4/20/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001174

A 7 year old boy was brought into care due to mother’s drug abuse, medical, and educational neglect.  Father is currently incarcerated at Southern Desert Correctional Center. Next hearings are; Status Check on 4/15/20 at 10:00 am and Trial on 4/17/20 at 9:30 in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000116

Conflict for LACSN!  A newborn girl came into DFS care in December 2019 after being born substance exposed.  There was a hospital alert in place in regard to the mother and her homelessness and drug use.  The mother had no prenatal care.  She is not currently employed and has a history of mental health issues.  The mother has significant prior history for allegations of substance exposed infant, physical injury neglect, abandonment and lack of supervision.  She has seven other children who are not in her care.  The putative father is also homeless and admits drug use.  Relatives are being considered for placement pending background and fingerprints.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001147

8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on April 25, 2019 due to concerns of environmental neglect, lack of resources, and parental mental health as to mom. The home presented with maggots, rotten moldy cans of food and the smell of urine.  Father is currently incarcerated after sexual assault allegations were brought up against one of the older siblings. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/22/20 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001141

12 year old girl, and 5 year old girl came into DFS care on April 25, 2019 due to concerns of environmental neglect, lack of resources, and parental mental health as to mom.  The home presented with maggots, rotten moldy cans of food and the smell of urine.  Father is currently incarcerated after sexual assault allegations were brought up against one of the older siblings. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/22/20 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000755

A 1 month old boy came into DFS care in January 2020 after being born substance exposed.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of drug use during pregnancy and a previous substance exposed child that is still currently in care.   There’s been minimal cooperation and communication from the parents.  Visitation with natural mother and father will be supervised and visitation with siblings will be arranged. Next hearing is a Adjudicatory Trial on 5/22/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001045

9 year old girl, 7 year old boy, and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on February 1, 2019 due to concerns of sexual abuse of oldest sibling by the step-father.  Sibling was observed to engage in suspicious behavior with her brother and was asked if she had ever been touched improperly, to which, she responded she had by step-father.  The step-father reported incident to his church, and later confessed to police. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/29/20 a 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000789

A newborn girl came into DFS care in January 2020 due to her mother being incarcerated.  The mother has a history of substance abuse issues.  She is reportedly diagnosed with mental health issues that are untreated, it is unknown when the mother will be release.  The named father of the child is reportedly deceased.  The mother has one other child that is not in her care due to substance abuse.  The child is still in the NICU.  Visitation will be arranged upon the mother’s release from prison.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/18/20 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000980

Three siblings, 8 year old  (twins) and  5 year old girl came into DFS care on or about January 24, 2020 due to concerns over physical risk to children from mother. Mother exhibits bizarre behaviors and children are often left alone unattended. Mother has previous unsubstantiated CPS history for inadequate supervision. Putative father was allegedly murdered in California. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 3/31/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000972

3 year old girl came into DFS care on or about January 28, 2020 when mom struck her boyfriend while subject minor was present.  Mom struck boyfriend on the head after a verbal argument escalated between them, resulting in injuries to his forehead.  Mom was arrested for this incident and has pending charges in Las Vegas Municipal Court.  Mom has multiple arrests for Battery. Father does not have regular contact with minor, nor does he provide care or support, financial or otherwise, for the subject minor. Next hearings are set for; Disposition Hearing and Status Call on 4/2/2020 at 10:15 am and for Adjudicatory Trial on 4/2/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001088

Three siblings, ages 1 year to 1 month came into DFS care in January 2020 after the mother and one of the twins tested positive for amphetamines at birth.  The mother has a history of risky behavior, domestic violence and drug use and is actively using and is unable to control her behavior.  The mother has another child in DFS care to whom her parental rights have been terminated.  She has a total of six children who reside with a relative out of state.  The whereabouts of the natural fathers to these three children are unknown.  These children have been placed with a relative residing locally.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/17/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000856

11 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on January 8, 2020 due to homelessness and lack of resources to care for the children by the care giver (potential guardian).  Mother left to Guatemala for a family emergency and is supposed to return in 3 months.  Father to youngest boy and step-father to other children admitted to domestic violence incidents with mom and reported to be physical with the younger children.  Mother has prior CPS history in California. Next hearings are;  Adjudicatory Trial on 3/23/2020 at 9:45 am, a Status Check on 4/8/2020 at 2:15 pm, and a Review Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000191

8 year old girl, 2 year old girl, and 1 year old girl  came into DFS care on December 21, 2019 due to father physically abusing the oldest minor, by striking her on her face, resulting in a bleeding cut on her lip. On or about December 21, 2019, father also struck mom, resulting in an open wound inside of her lip, as well as reddening and bruising. The children were home during this incident.  Father was arrested for this incident and has pending charges for child abuse and domestic battery in Las Vegas Justice Court. There is a history of domestic violence in the home. Father has struck mom in the past, including when she was pregnant. Mother  lacks the protective capacity to protect the children and allows NF to be around despite his violent past. Next hearings are; Further Proceedings on 5/12/20 at 11:00 am, and a Review Hearing on 6/16/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000700

A baby boy came in DFS custody in late November 2019, when he was born substance exposed in-utero. He was born addicted to methadone/heroin.  He has been in the NICU undergoing treatment for withdrawal symptoms.  Mother’s rights to other children have been terminated.  Father has drug related charges pending. Next court hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/20/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008306

A three year old girl came into DFS custody in October 2019, after being removed from her father when he was arrested for violating a TPO issued in favor of his girlfriend following his arrest for domestic violence.  At the time of removal, the mother was in custody.  Father reports that mother has a substance abuse issue; mother claims that the father took the client away from her to control her.  The client is placed with maternal relatives.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/12/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-007022

A 2 month old girl came into DFS care in October, 2017, when she was brought to the hospital with a laceration in her mouth, bilateral bruising on her outer thighs and buttocks and a bruise on her right shin.  Mom and Dad were both arrested.  Mom has prior CPS history.  The child has no special needs and has been placed with a paternal relative.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/8/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000752

A 6 year old boy was taken into protective custody over concerns of the mother’s lack of housing and substance abuse issues.  The father is unwilling to take him; he claims paternity was established by default in a child support case.  Client has half siblings who reside with their father.  Maternal grandmother is willing to take placement of client, but DFS has denied her request based upon disqualifying factors. Client has developmental delays, and may need an educational advocate to make sure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/11/20 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000779

4 year old boy who is autistic was removed from the care of his mother due to allegations of domestic battery and physical abuse by father.  Mother had a restraining order against father, which she did not renew in attempt to reconcile with father of minor.  Judge Sullivan issued an Order for minor to be removed at time of Plea.  Placement is unknown at this time. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 3/19/20 at 2:00 pm, Trial on 4/3/20 at 9:30 am, and Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000861

1  year old girl came into care when she was removed along with her brother due to allegations of domestic battery and physical abuse by father.  Mother had a restraining order against father, which she did not renew in an attempt to reconcile with him.  Judge Sullivan issued Order for minors to be removed at time of Plea.  Placement is unknown at this time.  Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 3/19/20 at 2:00 pm, Trial on 4/3/20 at 9:30 am, and Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000829

6 year old boy and 3 year old girl came into DFS care on January 2020 after one of the older siblings reported inappropriately sexual behavior by her step-father.  Mom does not believe allegations, rather believes  that minor girl is being manipulated by natural father.  These two siblings from a group of four have different desires. Next hearings are a Disposition Hearing on 4/1/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 7/15/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000749

7 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2020 as the family is homeless.  The family regularly lacks the resources to meet the child’s basic needs.  The mother has health issues which she is not addressing, resulting in multiple hospitalizations.  The family has prior history with the Department in regard to the same concerns.  The child has been placed at Child Haven.  Visitation will be arranged upon the mother’s release from the hospital. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/18/20 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000626

A 5 year old and a sibling came into care January 2020  after his mother and step-father were accused of abusing the other sibling and him physically and locking them in a room.   Other sibling is currently placed with his natural father.  Step-father is a police officer and there are concerns that Metro is trying to protect him. An experienced volunteer is needed to assist this child. Next hearing is a Trial on 5/8/2020 and 5/15/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-009948

15 year old girl, 11 year old girl, 7 year old boy and, 4 year old boy came into DFS care on December 20, 2019 due to mom being arrested for past traffic related warrants. Further, Mom lacks resources in that she does not have stability to meet the children’s basic needs. Currently mom is homeless and has been sleeping with children in a car and does not have legal, viable income. This family has a history with the department due to substance abuse and inadequate shelter. The father is currently incarcerated in California and is serving a life sentence without parole.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/16/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000788

A 9 year old girl came into DFS custody in November 2018, after the mom delivered a baby boy who was substance exposed.  In a prior case this child was removed due to physical abuse and was placed with dad. Subsequently, the father was arrested and is currently incarcerated. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/13/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000148

A two month old baby boy was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of untreated mental health.  Father on birth certificate is not the biological father; he is taking steps to have his name taken off the birth certificate.  Mom named another man as the father; however, he reportedly has multiple mental health diagnoses which may also limit his ability to care for the infant. Next hearing is a Trial on 3/19/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000088

Four siblings, ages 16 years to 9 years old, came into DFS care in December 2019 due to educational neglect, environmental neglect and inadequate supervision by natural parents.  The parents cannot control their behavior.  They leave the home or lock themselves in a room leaving the oldest child to care for the younger children.  The oldest child has not been allowed to attend school.  The home  was reported to be filthy and the children have been forced to sleep on the floor.  The family has significant prior history  with the department.  Both parents admitted to daily substance use.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  The next hearing for Parents is Drug Court on 2/25/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 21.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/30/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000196

An eight month old baby boy came into DFS custody in January 2020, after he was dropped off at the hospital by his caregiver who no longer wanted to care for the child while the mother was in California working. DFS has made contact with the mother, but she has not returned to Las Vegas. The next hearing is a Disposition Hearing set for 4/20/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000213

1 year old boy and 3 week old boy came into DFS care on January 3, 2020 due to the whereabouts of father being unknown and natural mother being arrested on unrelated charges and is incarcerated. Next Hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/23/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000384

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on January 6, 2020. Both natural mother and child tested positive for opiates and amphetamines at the time of birth causing the child to suffer from withdrawals. Natural mother stated she wanted the child to be adopted and left the hospital. Natural mother has not been located. Natural Father’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Natural Mother has two older children, Laura and Daniel, who were removed due to substance abuse and have since been adopted by maternal grandparents. Next hearings are a Motion Hearing on 3/31/2020 at 11:00 am, a Plea Hearing on 4/28/2020 at 9:45 am and a Review Hearing on 6/30/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000124

A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2020 when the child’s mother and her boyfriend were arrested for leaving the child in the car while they went into a casino. Police found heroin and drug paraphernalia in the car. The child was placed with her maternal great grandmother. The mother is actively using as well as homeless. The mother is allowed supervised visits until Criminal Court has reached a disposition. The child’s father was recently released from jail and his current residence is unknown. The next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/18/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000513

3 year old boy and 3 month old girl came into DFS care on January 11, 2020. Mother had the children in her car when she was driving and crashed. Mother was arrested for DUI and no responsible adult was available to take custody of the children. Next hearing is are; Disposition Hearing on 3/24/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 6/30/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000021

Three siblings, ages 12 years to 7 years, came into DFS Care in December 2019 due to allegations of substance misuse, physical abuse and inadequate supervision.  The father was physically aggressive with their 17 yr old sibling who sustained an acute right nasal fracture.  The mother allowed the 17 yr old sibling to consume alcohol  with the adults in the home and she herself appeared to be intoxicated.  There are ongoing concerns of domestic violence in the home.  The siblings were taken to Child Haven as there are no relatives able to take placement.  Drug Court is set for 3/10/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 21 and a Review Hearing is set for 6/24/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2015-002078

7 year old boy came into care of DFS along with three siblings on April 23, 2015, due to their status as flight risks.   Both parents tested positive for substance abuse.  They no showed five times to family matters.  There is a flight risk because the kids don’t have stable housing and want to go to Overton.  The mother recently indicated she wants to move to Mesquite and wants to take the children with her.  The parents are not very compliant and do not follow the department’s rules.  The parents are minimizing the reason the kids are in care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/1/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

 

Case Number: 2020-000388

A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2020 after being left unattended in a parked car for over an hour.  The mother has extensive history with the department.  There are unsubstantiated investigations with concerns surrounding the mother’s mental health and domestic violence between her and other individuals, and inadequate supervision of her child. The mother lacks parenting knowledge, skills, and motivation and her emotional stability seriously impairs her ability to care for her child.  The whereabouts of the child’s father are unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000228

A one month old boy came into DFS care in January 2020 due to being born substance exposed.  This is the mother’s fifth substance exposed infant.  Her four other children are not in her care.  The mother has a documented history of abuse and neglect with the Department as well as drug use.  The father is currently in jail.  The child has been placed with a paternal relative.  Next hearing is a Trial on 4/24/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000394

A one month old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 when he was born substance exposed.   The mother has previous history with the department and has two other children that are not in her care.  She has admitted to a history of using illegal substances. The father of the child is unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative.  Visitation to be arranged. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000404

3 year old girl, 2 year old girl and 1 year old boy came into DFS care on December 25, 2019 due to natural parents neglecting the subject minors by engaging in acts constituting domestic violence which adversely affect their ability to provide proper care, guidance and support of the subject minors. There is a history of domestic violence in the home. There is also prior CPS history. Next hearings are; Calendar call on 4/14/2020 at 10:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 5/8/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000252

Three siblings, ages 3 years to 5 months, came into DFS care in January 2020 due to allegations of inadequate supervision and physical risk.  Both parents were arrested  for domestic violence and there is no caregiver for the the children.  There is ongoing domestic violence and substance abuse in the home.  There is significant prior history of violence including 6 previous calls to law enforcement.  The father has significant criminal history of violence and has admitted to substance abuse.  The oldest child’s father has relevant criminal history with the mother, engaging in domestic violence, which precludes him from taking custody of his child.  The children were temporarily placed with a family friend.  Visitation will be supervised over the phone and in person contact will be set up.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000160

A one month old boy came into DFS care in January 2020 due to allegations of physical risk by his mother.  She did not receive prenatal care until the month before the baby was born. Meconium results indicated the baby was positive for amphetamines.  The mother has a history of methamphetamine use which negatively influences her behavior to engage in criminal activity, unable to maintain stable housing an engage in domestic violence.  The father has criminal history and has been in an out of prison.  The mother has two older children who are not in her care.  Both parents cannot control their behavior due to their ongoing substance use, domestic violence and criminal activity.  The child has been placed with a relative.  The parents are to have supervised visitation.  Next hearing is a Adjudicatory Trial on 4/24/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000143

Two siblings, ages 7 and 5 years, came into DFS care in January 2020 due to allegations of negligent treatment, inadequate supervision and physical injury neglect/physical risk.  The mother and an unknown adult male had a gun in their possession and fired the weapon outside of their apartment.  The mother was arrested and there was no one to care for the children.  Paternal grandparents to the oldest child have temporary notarized guardianship of the children and allow the children to visit with their mother.  The paternal grandparents stated that there have been no indications that would raise a red flag.  The natural father of the oldest child is incarcerated and the natural father of the youngest child is unknown.  Both children have been placed with the paternal grandparents to the oldest child. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/18/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000492

This child was removed after a sibling was found to have a broken femur that was approximately 2 weeks old.  The guardians could not explain how the fracture happened nor could they give any reasonable answer to why it was not treated.  None of the siblings, represented by another attorney, were able to identify how the child was hurt either.  Next hearings are; a Calendar Call on 4/15/2020 at 9:00 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 5/1/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2016-004534

Group of 4 siblings came into the DFS due to allegations of abuse and neglect.  The minors are placed in different homes at the moment, however, DFS is working to place them all together.  This is a case that has had two previous Pro Bono attorneys assigned and for personal reasons have been forced to return the case.  We are looking for a Pro Bono who can see it through the end.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on 6/2/2020 at 2:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 9/15/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000300

A 12 year old girl was taken into protective custody in January 2020, after the mother approached police officers and advised that she was homeless with her daughter.  They had been sleeping on the streets for the last three nights and she did not want her daughter on the streets anymore; the mother is homeless as well as a drug user.  The father has been identified to live out of state and has been contacted.    Court recommended a Volunteer Education Advocate be appointed to assist with schooling.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/10/2020 at 1:30 pm n Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001514

9 month old girl removed after mother and maternal-aunt had a physical altercation while mother was holding minor in her arms.  Minor resulted  injured during the altercation with broken wrist, cut on cheek, and bruise/cut on head.  Mother was in care herself and reports history of mental health issues.   Mother was arrested and reports child endangerment charges, among others, pending.  Minor was placed in foster home, but Judge wants Department to explore in-home plan with mother and maternal grandfather. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 4/16/2020 at 2:00 pm and a Adjudicatory Trial set for 4/23/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-001529

Two siblings, ages 4 years and 2 years old, came into DFS care in June 2017 after the youngest was born substance exposed.  Since that time, the parents have made no progress on their case plans and their rights to the children were terminated the following year.  The children were placed with their maternal grandparents pending adoption, but later removed due to environmental neglect and placed in foster care.  The Department is continuing to find a home for the children with their younger sibling.  Until then, the children are to have visitation with their younger sibling every other week. Next hearing is a Status Check on 4/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001452

A newborn girl came into DFS care in February 2020 due to being born substance exposed.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of inadequate food, shelter supervision and physical risk.  The mother has three older children who are not in her care, her rights were terminated as to two of those children, and the third was placed with relatives under a guardianship.  The mother and her current boyfriend have recent significant criminal, domestic violence and substance abuse history.  They do not have adequate or stable housing.  The mother is not following up with her mental heath, substance abuse treatment and believes that none of these are a concern. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/18/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001506

A 14 year old girl came into DFS care in February 2020 after she was discharged from Desert Parkway Behavioral Health and her mother refused to pick her up.  There are two prior reports involving the same allegations of abandonment.  The mother refused to retrieve her child because she has a violent nature and is a sexual predator.  The child’s sibling reported feeling unsafe around her as she has sexually and physically abused her for years.  There is currently no caretaker willing or able to provide for the child’s needs.  She is currently placed in Child Haven.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/22/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001674

A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2019 due to a hospital alert placed on the mother.  She has an open DFS case regarding her three older children and was homeless.  While she has taken steps to start on her case plan with regard to her older children she is not engaging with this child.  The child’s natural father is incarcerated.  The child has been placed with a maternal relative and is doing well in their care.  The siblings visit each other about once a week.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/28/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001439

A nine year old girl came into DFS custody in February 2020, when a report was made disclosing domestic violence between the mother and her boyfriend in the presence of the minor child. The mother was treated for multiple injuries, it was also reported in a prior report concerns for inadequate supervision, and a history of alcohol dependency as to the mother. The mother has not identified any local family or support and has no plan to assure protection and safety for the child. No father has been listed on the minor’s birth certificate. Minor  is currently in a foster home. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001763

A 16 year old boy came into DFS care on February 9, 2020 due to allegations of maternal uncle making minor sell drugs and educational neglect as minor has not attended school in the last 2 years.  Minor ran away from home and had been residing with his uncle.  There are concerns that he may be selling drugs out of the home.   The minor reports that mother is harsh and aggressive and maternal grandmother confirmed that mother was abusive.  Court noted there are no other siblings in the home with mother who indicate that they feel safe in the home.  Next court hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/31/20202 at 9:45 am in Courtroom (11).

Case Number: 2020-001296

16 year old girl came into DFS care on February 7, 2020. The parental rights of mother were terminated in 2009. The child has not lived with the father for over a year. She was briefly hospitalized and, when she was ready for discharge, father refused to pick her up. Next hearings are a Calendar Call on 3/31/2020 at 10:30 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 4/24/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001610

Newborn baby came into DFS care on February 18, 2019. Mother had arranged for a private adoption before giving birth. At the time of birth issues arose concerning her mental health and the private agency did not believe she could effectively relinquish her parental rights. The child was born substance exposed and mother later admitted using methamphetamine every day of her pregnancy. Mother was discharged to a mental health facility to address her mental health needs, either on an in-patient or out-patient basis, and left the facility within 24 hours. Her present whereabouts are unknown. The true identity of natural father is unknown. Mother has extensive CPS history.  Next hearing is a Plea hearing on 4/21/2020 at 9:45 am 11.

Case Number: 2020-001819

2 year old boy came into DFS care on February 27, 2019. Mother was arrested on February 26, 2020, and the minor child was left with maternal grandparents. Mother has threatened and intimidated her parents, stating that when she was released from custody she would kill whoever tried to keep her from taking her child and leaving. Mother is now barred from her parents’ home and is, therefore, homeless. She has no source of income. Mother admitted smoking marijuana and taking Xanex without a prescription; prior use of heroin but stated that she has not used heroin in years. There has been no contact with natural mother since she was released from custody and her present whereabouts are unknown. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/24/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001107

A newborn baby boy was born exposed in utero to methamphetamine, marijuana and alcohol.  Mother admitted to prior use to CPS.  She does not plan to recover; instead, she would like her sister to adopt the baby.  The baby is placed with the sister (his maternal aunt). Father is unknown.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/16/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-01098

A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to methamphetamine.  Mother and current husband do not have housing, and have a significant history of domestic violence and drug treatment.  They have not completed recommended services in the last case involving an older sibling.  Mother and current husband report their willingness to do services and take care of minor, they have been visiting baby in the hospital.  The baby’s natural father was not involved during the pregnancy; however,  CPS contacted natural father, who resides in California, and he is willing to take care of minor. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/25/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001464

One year old girl was removed by CPA over concerns of domestic violence between the minor’s mother and her girlfriend.  Both disclosed that they were veterans and had multiple mental health diagnoses, but were not in treatment as they were not able to locate a provider that met their needs.  The minor is placed in a foster home, and both mother and girlfriend appear to be motivated as they are products of the foster care system.  The father denies paternity and has been inactive in the case.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/24/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-004852

Sibling group of six were removed from their parents’ care over concerns of drug use and homelessness. Initially, CPS was contacted by hospital personnel when the youngest was born substance exposed.  The mother admitted to meth use throughout the pregnancy and told CPS she did not plan to care for the baby.  CPS later discovered the five older kids living with their father in his truck; he would use meth to stay awake to protect and watch the kids.  Three of the children are together in a foster home; three are still on campus. The father is in communication with the Department; the mother has had minimal contact and is reported to be homeless. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 5/20/2020 at 2:30 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001897

1 year old infant and 3 month old baby came into DFS care on March 2, 2020 due to domestic violence between the parents which included mother grabbing father’s gun and accidentally discharging it in the presence of the minors.  The parents were arrested and were unable to provide for the children’s needs.  Father stated there may be Native American heritage.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/7/2020 at 9:45 am and Hearing on 4/21/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001869

15 year old boy came into DFS care on February 28, 2020 due to the minor child having made multiple suicide attempts in January and February of this year, which resulted in temporary and long-term hospitalization.  The minor stated that one of his sources for drugs, including methamphetamine was his mother.  The minor’s statements were corroborated by his sister, who is in the custody of her father.  The mother denies the allegations.  Next hearing is a Adjudicatory Trial on 5/15/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001856

Toddler-aged brothers were removed by CPS over concerns of ongoing alcohol use and domestic violence between the parents.  The boys are placed with the paternal grandparents.  DFS has been involved with the family in prior occasions. It is unclear whether one or both parents are the aggressors.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/24/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001879

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on February 28, 2020 due to the minor testing positive for benzodiazeine and amphetamine at the time of birth.  The mother also tested positive for amphetamine and marijuana shortly before birth.  Both parents were evasive and provided misinformation to DFS during the investigative process.  Moreover, father has pled no contest to a domestic violence charge from December 2019.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/21/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000922

Five month old baby girl was removed from her 16 year old mother when she was detained for multiple probation violations.  Mother appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time she was detained; she was on runaway status as well.  Mother reports history of domestic violence with father of child.  Father is currently in California. Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 5/13/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001000

Newborn baby girl came into DFS custody in February 2020, when she was born drug exposed, mother used methamphetamine throughtout the pregnancy.  Mother does not have a place to live, she has a room with a man she recently met, and is willing to allow her to stay free; however, he cannot help with childcare. Hospital staff is concerned with mother’s ability to parent, as she showed no interest in baby while in the hospital.  The mother has provided a name for father, but CPS has not had any contact wit him. Next court hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/30/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000826

This minor came inot DFS cae on January 20, 2020 after receiving a report alleging inadequate supervision and physical risk.  The maternal grandfather contacted 911 as mother is schizophrenic/bipolar and was having an episode, in addition to being addicted to opiates and abuses Xanax.  Maternal grandfather was concerned that mother was going to hurt the minor. Mother was placed on Legal hold by LVMPD after the incident.  The grandfather was deemed as an inappropriate caregiver, as he has significant CPS history with DFS.  Both parents have been appointed representation and appear to be engaging with the department at this time.  Domestic violence, drug use and mental health issues appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Placement for the child has not been determined at this time. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/31/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000822

This minor came into DFS care on January 11, 2020 after being born premature and substance exposed to opiates.  Mother left the hospital against medical advice and is not believed to have an address to go to.  No substantial information is available on the father.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  The minor is currently placed with foster parents.  Parents whereabouts are unknown.  An ICPC with maernal grandparents is being considered. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/17/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001784

One (1) year old boy came into DFS care in March 2020 after his mother left him with an acquaintance stating that she could not take care of him.  The mother has a history of drugs, and the whereabouts of both parents are unknown.  The child is currently placed with a maternal relative.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/5/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000879

14 year old boy came into DFS care on January 4, 2020 after his step-mom and boyfriend tried to shoot his father.  Nobody was injured in the shooting, however, father was arrested for outstanding warrants.  Natural mother reports to be living with maternal grandmother at this time.  Both natural mother and natural father are reported to be engaging with the department.  Both parents have had counsel appointed to them.  Both parents have prior criminal and DFS history on their records.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Hearing Plea on 3/17/2020 at 1:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000921

8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/17/2020 at 1:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000964

8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/26/2020 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000970

3 boy siblings ages 3 year old, 1 year old, and 3 month old came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after the youngest minor was born substance exposed.  Mother tested positive for Methamphetamine at the time of birth and also disclosed a serious domestic violence incident that occurred between mother and father.  At the time of the domestic incident the parents lived in separate housing, they are now residing together.  Drug use and severe domestic violence appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Older boy is currently placed with fictive kin, and youngest two are placed with paternal grandparents.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/2/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000975

5 year old boy and 6 month old girl came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after several reports of neglect, drug sells and violent behavior.  On January 3 2020,  DFS received a report that mother and boyfriend were selling drugs in aley of their apartment complex while the children were left alone in the apartment.  On January 11, 2020 DFS receive yet, another report that mother and her boyfriend were in an argument with random people and they fired and brandished firearms.  Mother was arrested and incarcerated.  There is history of neglect, drug sells, criminal activity, and violence in the home.  Both natural fathers are not involved in the children’s lives.  The father of younger child is currently being held at CCDC.  Both minors are currently placed with maternal aunt.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/19/2020 at 11:00 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 4/6/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001060

3 month old baby girl came into DFS care on January 16, 20202 after being born premature and substance exposed.  Both mother and minor tested positive for methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to using it a couple times during her pregnancy, with last time only two days prior to giving birth.  Father uses methamphetamines as well.  Mother has been arrested for domestic violence and admitted to domestic violence altercations between her and the father of the baby.  Mother is currently residing with her sister, and does not stable housing nor does she have any baby supplies due to the fact that the baby was born earlier than due date.  Maternal aunt, is only allowing mother to stay at her home temporarily.  Drug use, domestic violence and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Minor is currently living with maternal grandfather.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearings are; a Status Check on 4/9/2020 at 10:30 and a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001396

Baby boy came into DFS care on February 7, 2020 after the child was born premature and substance exposed.  Both mother and baby boy tested positive for methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to smoking 1 gram of “meth” every other day consistently during her pregnancy, with the last use being two days prior to giving birth.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Both parents had a meeting scheduled with Specialist Fisher at Sunrise Hospital on 1/27/2020 but they left the hospital before meeting was able to take place.  Specialist was able to contact mother telephonically, and mother stated she was working with a private adoption attorney in California, and that neither parent wanted to be involved with DFS and the court.  The parent’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.  All maternal and paternal relatives reside out of state.  The minor is currently being placed with foster parents.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/9/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002097

7 year old girl and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on January 24, 2020, along with older boy sibling who is being represented by CAP, due to welfare of the children to remain at home.  The Court finds concerns over physical risk, as older sibling has alleged physical and sexual abuse by father.  The Department has had previous involvement with the family.  Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 4/1/2020 at 10:15 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 5/18/2020 at 9:45 in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002129

9 year old twin girls and 6 year old boy came into DFS care along with 12 year girl sibling (being represented by CAP) on February 1, 2020 due to sexual abuse of oldest girl by her father and failure to protect her by her mother.  Minor disclosed that her father has touched her inappropriately with his hand.  Father was observed on multiple occasions lying in bed with minor in a “spooning” position.  Minor stated that she told her mother but the mother denied knowledge of father’s conduct.  Minor was found to be pregnant and was later found to have aborted the pregnancy.  Mother advised that she had given “abortion” pills to her daughter to induce the abortion. Additionally, the three other children have not been enrolled in school. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/1/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001815

The child came into DFS care on February 12, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Methamphetamine and Methadone).  Both mother and minor  tested positive for Methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to using Methamphetamines three days prior to giving birth as wells as using heroin four months into her pregnancy.  Father admitted to using methamphetamines as well.  Mother stated that she has been using drugs since she was 19 years of age and father admitted to using Methamphetamine for the past 8 years.  Both parents were provided with drug test referrals but cancelled the appointments due to being evicted from their apartment.  Mother has another child from a previous relationship that was removed from her custody due to mental health and drug abuse issues.  Extreme drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case, as parents are currently homeless. The child is currently placed with Child Haven.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/21/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001803

10 year old boy and 8 year old girl came into DFS care on February 12, 2020, after mother failed to pick them up from school or make arrangements to have them picked up on February 7, 2020.  Mother’s whereabouts were unknown and the children had the school contact their former foster parent to pick them up and they remain in her care.  When contacted by DFS Specialist, foster parent stated that she is a friend of the family and that the children have been in her care for the past 3 years since mother’s prior DFS case closed.  Foster parent was caring for the children until maternal grandparents asked to keep them for a while.  On the morning of February 7, 2020 mother went to the maternal grandparents home to pick up the children to take them to school.  Mother hit Gabriel in the mouth for swearing which caused his mouth to bleed, maternal grandfather became upset and hit mother.  Grandfather called the police to report the incident, his concern was that mother has an outstanding warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle as well as possible drug use.  Mother admitted to using PCP in the past but claims she has not used in years, she is currently homeless and would prefer that the children stay in foster parent’s care.  Primary issues in this case are instability, unpredictable behavior and lack of resources.  The identity for the minor boy’s father is unknown.  The father for minor girl’s whereabouts are unknown at the moment. It is known that both mother and minor girl’s father’s have criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on 4/21/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001650

A 10 year old boy was removed by CPS over concerns of lack of supervision by the mother.  Minor  was injured at school; mother never responded to phone calls from school personnel to pick up her son. Mother expressed remorse to the court at the initial protective custody hearing, explaining that at the time she only had one working phone.  Concern exists as the mother did not reach out to CPS until 9:30 pm on the date in question. Minor’s father resides in another country. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/1/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001458

A prematurely born baby girl was removed from her mother’s care after being exposed in-utero to methamphetamines. The mother told CPS she wanted to raise the baby, but never came back to the hospital to visit her daughter after being released. So far, the mother is not participating in court hearings.  The baby has a number of medical needs, but the long term prognosis is not bleak.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/30/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002073

14 year old girl, 11 year old girl and 8 year old boy came into DFS care on March 10, 2020 due to second youngest girl disclosing that while wrestling with step-father,  he was on top of her.  His chest on top of her chest and pelvic area to pelvic area. His arms were on her side and his pelvis was sliding on her, causing him to rub inappropriately against her privates (with clothes between them). She reported a separate incident two to three years ago, when step-father’s hand went under her blouse and touched her breast.  Minor disclosed the most recent incident to her mother. Parents were interviewed and step-father explained that the physical contact may have occurred but that it was inadvertent. He has entered the bathroom while both minor girls showered and entered their bedrooms while they were changing their clothes. It is reported that mother is no longer supportive of minor.  Next hearing on case is a Plea Hearing on 3/25/2020 at 9:45 in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002181

11 year old girl, 9 year old boy, and 7 year old boy came into DFS care on March 11, 2020 after youngest kid was observed to have bruises on his face which he reported to be due to his stepfather hitting him in the face. Minor has autism and a neurological disorder. Both male children report being physical abused. Both mother and her boyfirend deny any abuse of the children. Natural Father lives out of town. There is a history of DV between mom and dad. Father’s side of the case is alleging parental alienation and mother’s side is reporting that the children want nothing to do with dad due to the DV. The Children’s true wishes and feelings need to be ascertained as soon as possible. The children are placed with maternal grandparents. Family has a history with DFS.  All adult parties have attorneys assigned to them and are reportedly participating in the case.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/16/2020 at 9:30 in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000866

Three siblings ages 10, 4, and 3 years old came into DFS care on January 17, 2020 after mother and her boyfriend attempted to shoot dad. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the shooting. Father was subsequently arrested for outstanding warrants. Mother was also eventually arrested. Mother is reported to be homeless, father is reported to be engaging with the department. Both parents have had counsel appointed to them. Parents have both criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed together with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing are; Status Check on 4/28/2020 at 1:30 am, Adjudicatory Trial on 5/5/2020 at 1:30 pm, and Review Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000804

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on January 15, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates) and the subsequent disclosure of ongoing domestic violence and mental health issues. Mother has mental health issues which causes her to be violent, father gives mother his prescription opiates in order to keep her calm. Mother’s unaddressed mental health, father’s enabling of same and both parents general unwillingness to identify and correct these problems seem to be the primary issues in this case.  Minor’s current placement situation is TBD. Mother and father are reported to be in the pre-contemplation phase.  Next hearing on case is an Adjudicatory Trial on 4/6/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001873

A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in February 2020 due to the parents significant history of drug and alcohol use.  Sources report that the family had been living with several adults that are all using drugs.  The police had been called to the home six times regarding various concerns.  The police also responded to a domestic disturbance at the child’s grandmother’s home involving the mother punching the grandmother and causing property damage.   The mother has prior history with the Department.  The mother and father’s current whereabouts are unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/5/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2014-004856

Boy age 14 came into care with his six siblings due to lack of supervision, food and utilities in their home. The children were initially placed together in a foster home and at that point we learned that the client was still having contact with his previous foster parent and wished to be placed with the foster father and separated from his siblings. That request was denied after DFS reported that there was an ongoing investigation of this foster father in regards to inappropriate behavior with the client as well as another boy that resided in his home. After the client learned he could not return to the foster father’s home he still communicated that he would like to be in a home separate from his siblings.   Next hearing is a Status Check on 4/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-003824

A newborn baby boy came into DFS care in May 2019 when he was born drug exposed.  Natural Mother has history with the Department of Family Services.  Natural Mother has had parental rights terminated as to two previous children.  The baby boy is currently placed with his paternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/29/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-002143

The child came into DFS care on February 23, 2020 after reports of educational neglect as to minor by mother.  Minor has not been enrolled into school since August 2019.  Upon contact with mother, Specialist Buttel noticed that mother showed signs of drug use, erratic behavior and speaking very quickly.  Mother is currently homeless, father is currently living in Mexico and is not engaged with DFS or minor.  The child is currently placed with his God-father.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/23/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001620

Three siblings, ages 9, 8 and 3, were removed from their father’s care over concerns of homelessness, failure to obtain medical care, and alcoholism.  Their mother refused to provide a place to stay and has an open case of her own. The family has a long history with the Department of Family Services.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/24/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002076

The child came into DFS care on February 19, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Opioids).  Mother was noted to be under the influence during delivery, and she stated to staff that she used Heroin just before delivery.  Specialist Fisher met with mother on February 4, 2020, she then stated that she uses drugs on a daily bases. Mother is employed which makes her ineligible for public assistance, she relies on the minor’s father for financial support,  as well as providing her with drugs.  Both parents were homeless and lived on the streets going from place to place. Father is currently in drug rehab facility, and mother is staying with a family friend.  Friend did not pass the initial background check, and mother has no relatives that can care subject child.   Mother does not have any baby supplies or resources.  Drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case. The child is currently placed in Foster Care.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/23/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000091

This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  Baby girl was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by CAP and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/13/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002062

This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  Baby girl was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by CAP and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/1/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002214

5 years old boy was placed with maternal grandmother previously when a three other siblings were removed from mother.  One of the siblings was represented by CAP attorney and is pending adoption.  The other two minor’s case is still pending.  Minor was brought into care when mother reportedly revoked grandmother’s temporary guardianship and minor was returned to her care in an unsafe environment, minor was removed and placed back in  Grandmother’s care.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/18/2020 at 9:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-001939

A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in February 2020 after a report that the parents left him in the home with a registered sex offender who resides in the home.  The parents allow individuals to reside in their home without having knowledge on who they are or their background history.  The parents admitted they are not protective, they also reported that they need the tenants as they cannot afford to live without the financial assistance.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/6/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002166

A Three month old baby boy removed by CPS for concerns of ongoing drug use and inability to keep client safe. Baby was exposed in utero to meth.  Prior to baby’s birth, father was  arrested for domestic violence against mother. CPS tried to work with family for a few months before getting warrant for removal.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/20/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001970

A newborn baby boy  was exposed in utero to illicit substances. After birth, he suffered from some complications but seems to be doing well.  Parents not prepared; NF tested positive for meth.  NM admits to heroin use. Baby is placed in foster care.  This child needs an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/1/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002241

A  three month old baby girl was exposed in utero to methamphetamines, heroin and methadone.  Mother and father both use, both express a desire to get clean and care for the baby.  DFS attempted to help the family, with an in home safety plan at the maternal aunt’s home.  Unfortunately, the parents continued the use of drugs. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/22/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002244

A newborn baby boy was born exposed to meth in utero.  Mother admits to use, and is wanting to accept help, wants to go to WestCare.  Client has two older sisters, who are staying with their father. No father of this child has been identified.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/20/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002197

A 16 year old client needs her own lawyer to represent her interests in a case involving herself and four siblings.  She is a dual jurisdiction client (Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare). She is on probation and placed in a foster home. She usually runs away but currently has an ankle monitor.  CPS became involved with the family over concerns of educational neglect and medical neglect as to client’s younger sibling.  The siblings are represented by other attorneys.  Next hearings are; Confirmation of Counsel on 6/1/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/24/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002069

A 9 month old girl came into DFS care in March 2020 due to her mother being homeless, jobless and transient.  There are also concerns regarding the mother’s mental health.  She reported her child was kidnapped, it was later found that she had given the child to a family.  She is unable/unwilling to care for her child.  The mother provided the name of the child’s father but no other information.    Both parent’s whereabouts are unknown.  The child is placed in a foster home.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/8/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002177

Two young siblings, ages 3 and 10 months were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of alcohol use and domestic violence.  The mother covers for the father, refused to even give a DOB to law enforcement during most recent contact.  DFS is looking for family to take kids, but main concern is child care.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/22/2020 at 10:0 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002123

15 year old girl and 11 year old girl came into DFS care on March 2, 2020 due to both girls stating that their father has bought them alcoholic beverages in the past and they have drank until they passed out.  One of the minors also disclosed that natural father, on at least two occasions, inappropriate sexually touched her. She also disclosed inappropriate sexual touching by two uncles while they would visit their father’s home.  Mother other and father are separated, mother stated that there was a time when the girls no longer wanted to visit their father.  Mother  was not sure of the reason why visitation with natural father stopped.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/1/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001454

A newborn baby girl was removed from parents at time of birth as parents are homeless and do not have supplies for the baby. The mother tested positive for marijuana at time of delivery.  The family has an open case in Illinois, with siblings there who have been placed with relatives.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/24/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002245

12 year old came into DFS care on March 15, 2020 due to mother engaging in multiple acts of domestic violence with her husband. In August, 20I9, the minor child was removed from the mother and placed with his father due to the violence in the home.  Mother had obtained a TPO against her husband but it expired in January, 2020. Mother met with her husband the night of March 14, 2020 and was sexually assaulted, battered and strangled. The minor child indicates that his step-father drinks all the time and he has seen him hit his mother in the past. He was awoken the morning of March I5 when his mother was screaming. Her neck and face were swollen and she had a cut under her eye, mother has prior CPS unsubstantiated CPS history and a prior home removal.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/4/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002040

A newborn boy came into DFS care in March 2020 after being born substance exposed.  The mother admitted using heroin and meth throughout her pregnancy.  She has a long history of drug use and has lost custody of her seven other children due to her drug use.  The Department has been unable to locate her.  A diligent search has been requested and contacts are being attempted with identified relatives and fictive kin for placement.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/7/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002155

16 year old girl came into DFS care on March 8, 2020 due to minor child babysitting two step-siblings when natural father became angry at her. He grabbed her by the neck and choked her. Minor child later advised that he has choked her before. The minor child fled to the hotel office and the police were called. Father had fled the scene. The minor child was in need of protection based on the battery committed by her father and the fact that there was no responsible adult present to care for her. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/7/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002188

child to be well with no signs of injury or distress). During this encounter mother was given the option of participating in an in-home safety plan or having the child placed in protective custody, mother eventually grabbed the child and put him in the car, drove off erratically and at a high rate of speed, and could not be located. The next day the child was located and taken into protective custody. Both parents were requested and agreed to submit to drug testing. Neither parent has complied. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/7/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002180

13 year old by and 12 year old girl came into DFS care on March 12, 2020 due to mother leaving the children alone without supervision and apparently leaving the country. Mother is unemployed and sources depict her as one who engages in illegal drug use and prostitution. Further, mother has 7 previous CPS cases involving minors, however all cases were unsubstantiated. Natural Father’s whereabouts are unknown. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/7/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002071

Two siblings, ages 14 and 11 years, came into DFS care in March 2020 after a source reported the natural father exhibited out of control behavior and appeared under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  It was also reported the father got physical with his children and other adults in the home.  The children reported being fearful of their father and did not want to return to his care.  The father has also been known to leave the children alone or in the care of others for several days at a time.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of neglect, substance abuse and physical risk.  The mother has not been in the home or caring for the children for some time due to her own substance abuse.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/22/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001063

Boy, age 3, came into DFS care on January 31, 2019 after mother’s issues with drugs and homelessness resulted in her leaving the child with a paternal aunt, after the aunt had kicked mother out due to drug use in her home. Father is currently incarcerated (due to be released at the end of April). Mother has a substantial history with DFS including being in the foster system herself.  Both parents appear to be engaged with the department.  Boy is currently placed with paternal aunt. Next hearings are; TPR Hearing on 4/13/2020 at 10:00 am, Drug Court on 4/14/2020 at 1:30 pm, and a Review Hearing on 7/12/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-002290

A sibling group of five ages, 15, 12, 11, 7 and 5 came into DFS care in February 2019.  One sibling age 11 is being represented by a staff CAP attorney. There is a conflict as the other siblings have accused the 11 year old of assault. The children came into care due to allegations of sexual risk and neglect.   It was reported that the mother was engaged in prostitution and that men were in and out of the home. Subsequently the mother was arrested and remains incarcerated. The father for all the children is deceased. The children are placed with a relative.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002281

A newborn baby girl came into DFS custody in March 2020,  when she was born substance exposed. The mother and baby tested positive for amphetamines and opiates.  The mother admitted that she used methamphetamines throughout the pregnancy.  The mother indicated that she would like the baby to be adopted and has not visited the baby.  Additionally, the mother has stated she does not know who is the father of this child. The mother has not maintained contact with the department. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/20/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002286

A sibling group of two; a  two year old girl and her 10 year old brother were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of domestic violence and the mother’s failure to recognize potential harm to her children from the domestic violence. Three months ago, a neighbor called law enforcement after the two year old’s father fired a gun at the mother and child as they drove away from the home.  After the father was released from jail, the mother moved in with the father and his mother.  This case may end up being only one minor as the father of oldest child has been cooperating and wants to take minor as soon as he is able to travel to the state. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/20/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002338

A two year old boy  was taken into protective custody in March 2020,  after his  mother was arrested for stealing things out of cars parked at the Excalibur.  The child looked neglected.  Father was already at City Jail for domestic violence between him and the mother.  Both parents have a history of drug use.  The child is currently placed with the maternal  grandmother, who reports that he may be developmentally delayed; as he is not speaking yet. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/29/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002323

A 2 year old and 9 month old  boy siblings were removed from their mother’s care based upon her ongoing drug use and erratic behavior while in their presence.  The family was residing with the maternal grandmother; law enforcement came to the home one evening after neighbors called in a noise complaint. The mother was yelling and screaming; police arrested her after she threatened them with a knife and asked them to shoot her.  The father is reportedly abusive to the mother, yet the mother allows him to come around.  The siblings are together in a foster home, but the grandmother wants placement. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/27/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Consumer Fraud

Case Number: 2019-008922

Client hired an attorney to help with the family case in District Court. A temporary order was granted giving sole possession of the property to reside in with the minors. But, client is not staying in the property at the moment in fear of ex-husband. Instead the property is currently being rented out for $700 per month. Client is living with the minors at her mother’s residence. Client states that ex-husband sold the house to another, at which point he violated the joint preliminary injunction from the Family Court case. Client states buyer knew about the divorce proceeding. Ex-husband received $25,000. Client did sign a quitclaim deed over to husband, when the property was refinanced per the realtor’s advice. Then, new buyer attempted to evict the client, but the eviction case was dismissed. The court order states that the preliminary injunction is granted, client will remain in the property with a modified rent payment, and new owner is precluded from evicting applicant. Applicant states her prior attorney withdrew because she ran out of funds. Court permitted client to respond no later than December 30, 2019. Applicant is seeking attorney presentation or advice for the civil case.

Case Number: 2019-009044

Client came in for assistance with her mobile home title. Her and her ex-boyfriend purchased a mobile home together 4 years ago. Since their relationship ended ex has been trying to kick her out to move in his new partner. He did offer to buy her out at first by reimbursing her the $5k she initially invested on the purchase. We had advised her at that time to try to work with him to get her money back and to sign off on the title, only after she confirmed the funds were available. Client came back in after trying to work things out with ex to get her money back. She’s now very concerned because ex has been avoiding her yet she’s seen him multiple times in the mobile home park’s main office, at one point with paperwork in his hands. After growing concerned she contacted MHD to check on the status of the mobile home. MHD informed client that she had been removed from title as of 11/6/19. Client never signed anything to release her rights to ex and believes he may have had help from the office manager to remove her from title. Ex is now avoiding her and client is paranoid that his next move will be a formal eviction. She did provide me a copy of her bank statement showing the $5k withdrawal for the purchase. Although she never had access to any title copies she did provide records from MHD which show her listed with ex as “OR” owners. We pulled recent records and confirmed ex is now the sole owner as of 11/19.

Case Number: 2019-001818

Client purchased a house.  Client had been only recently introduced to seller by client’s friend, who had apparently known seller for some time.  Friend told client that seller could help client clean up her credit and buy a house. Client moved into the house with friend and buyer.  At seller’s urging, friend’s name was added to the deed.  Shortly thereafter, client had a falling out with seller and friend who had started a relationship.  Seller moved out of the property after only one month.  Client was eventually forced to leave the property due to constant harassment.  The property is now occupied by seller’s son. The mortgage is in arrears. Client wants to sell the house to avoid foreclosure, but seller and friend have refused to cooperate.

Case Number: 2020-001556

Client’s home was titled to her mother in law but was paid for by client and husband who are divorcing (that case has an attorney).  The family court judge said the issue of the home needed to be decided in a civil case.  It appears from the recorder’s records that her divorce attorney recorded a notice of lis pendens on the house.  In December 2019, it appears the mother-in-law sold the home despite the lis pendens. On January 8, 2020, the mother-in-law filed a quiet title action in district court, naming client as a defendant.  More recently, the mother-in-law filed a motion to expunge client’s notice of lis pendens (to clear the title and vest ownership solely in the mother-in-law).  A hearing is set on the motion to expunge on March 30, 2020, in front of District Court Judge Richard Scotti. To date, no answer has been filed on client’s behalf and no opposition has been filed to the motion.

Case Number: 2019-008197 (Pending Placement)

Client is seeking assistance in obtaining his vehicle back, has suffered from 2 strokes and due to his health issues is not able speak very much.  He purchased a 2009 Cadillac Escalade in April 2019. Due to his health and not being able to communicate his ex-girlfriend took advantage of the situation and listed herself as one of the registered owners on the vehicle. He recently found out she does not want to return it because she tells him that is her truck too. He went to the DMV to obtain the document that the vehicle is registered to him and he saw her name listed as well. He would like assistance in getting the vehicle back.  His ex-girlfriend is sending him threatening messages that if he tries to do something legally she will call immigration on him. She is also sending him pictures of her grandchildren with bruises saying  that he beat them. Client is worried because she is making false accusations so that she can stay with the truck.

Domestic Violence

Case Number: 2019-007410

Victim of domestic violence is seeking assistance with custody matter. Adverse party currently has open battery case against client. Client has videos of adverse threatening to kill client and harm child. There is only one biological child, 2 years old, who resides with client in Las Vegas. Adverse party also lives in Las Vegas. Client seeks joint and primary custody of minor with visitations for opposing party. Client would like to relocate to Louisiana to be with her family. The next hearing  is for a Evidentiary Hearing scheduled for 2/7/20 at 9:00 am.

Case Number: 2019-009622 (pending placement)

Client is seeking assistance with her divorce. She would like to keep the title of both of her vehicles. She is asking for spousal support, and divide debt. There are no children. Client married adverse on 09/13/2019. Domestic violence was present during the marriage. There is no current case filed.

Case Number: 2020-001087 (Pending Placement)

Applicant is seeking assistance for her divorce with sole custody. The parties have a two-year-old daughter. Opposing party is on the minor’s birth certificate. There was a domestic violence incident that involved the police back in 2018. There is no case with child protective services. Assets include 1 vehicle, applicant is on the title and applicant’s checking account with a $20 balance. There is no shared debt. The reason for the divorce is due to the domestic violence incident and opposing party’s drug use. Both parties are residents of Las Vegas. Applicant has no criminal history. Opposing party has multiple criminal counts. No current open case in District Court.

Case Number: 2020-001068

Client came in seeking for assistance with divorce and custody. She is a victim of domestic violence, she has police reports but no TPOs were filed on her behalf or on behalf of opposing party. They have 2 children in common, ages 4 and 3. CPS was involved back in 2017 when opposing party pushed client down and locked one of their children out in the yard. Applicant cooperated with CPS but opposing party did not.

Case Number: 2020-000072

The parties never married, they have three (3) children.  They divorced after the first child and had two more children after the divorce who were not included in the decree.  The applicant is seeking primary physical custody.  Adverse party was arrested for domestic violence in May, 2019, but it was pled down to disturbing the peace.  Plaintiff was awarded temporary primary physical custody after motion practice.  The parties will return to court on April 7, 2020 for a return from mediation.

Case Number: 2020-000065

Parties married in April, 2018 they are no children.  Applicant alleges history of domestic violence.  There are four (4) vehicles to be divided and a home purchased during the marriage but applicant is not on the deed.

Family Law (Divorce/Custody)

Case Number: 2019-000146

Applicant is seeking assistance with a divorce, involving child custody, child/spousal support, and division of community property. Immigration issues are also involved; applicant only wants to divorce if it would not negatively impact the opposing party’s immigration status. Applicant is on a U-Visa and opposing party is her derivative. Applicant is seeking joint/primary custody of the children (all minors), with the children staying with the opposing party every weekend. Applicant is seeking child support and potentially spousal support. There is community property and debt to divide. Both parties and children continue to live together in Las Vegas. Applicant would like to continue living in home with children, and states opposing party would be amendable to this, if applicant paid the mortgage while residing there.  Spanish Speaking Client.

Case Number: 2019-007410

Victim of domestic violence is seeking assistance with custody matter. Adverse party currently has open battery case against client. Client has videos of adverse threatening to kill client and harm child. There is only one biological child, 2 years old, who resides with client in Las Vegas. Adverse party also lives in Las Vegas. Client seeks joint and primary custody of minor with visitations for opposing party. Client would like to relocate to Louisiana to be with her family. The next hearing  is for a Evidentiary Hearing scheduled for 2/7/20 at 9:00 am.

Case Number: 2019-004559

This is a custody case for a six year old child. Adverse party is on the birth certificate. The mother is the applicant and resides here in Las Vegas; the child resides with the adverse party in California pursuant to a temporary order. Applicant travels to California frequently to visit the child. The adverse party’s girlfriend contacted the applicant to tell her that applicant’s daughter was not being well cared for and the conditions of the home were not good. Applicant therefore wants to bring child back to Las Vegas to be with her.

Case Number: 2020-000399

Client is seeking assistance with divorce, custody and returning his children back to Las Vegas. Opposing party and applicant have some debts and cars that must be divided.

Case Number: 2020-000447 (pending placement)

Applicant is seeking assistance with custody case. The parties have never lived together. There is no evidence of domestic violence. The child is one month old. Paternity has not been established. The child resides with the client in Las Vegas. Opposing party also lives in Las Vegas. Client is seeking sole and primary custody with visitation rights for the opposing party.  Opposing party has never met the child. Currently there is no active case for this matter.

Case Number: 2019-009622 (pending placement)

Client is seeking assistance with her divorce. She would like to keep the title of both of her vehicles. She is asking for spousal support, and divide debt. There are no children. Client married adverse on 09/13/2019. Domestic violence was present during the marriage. There is no current case filed.

Case Number: 2020-000645

Client is 70 years old, retired and disabled with a monthly income from social security. She is seeking assistance for her divorce. There are no minors or issues of domestic violence. Client explained that she married opposing party last year. According to client, after they had married the parties never moved in together. But adverse party was quick to ask for money. She claims he abused the love she showed him. He manipulated and scammed her by asking for $15,000 to purchase a car and to open up multiple credit cards under her name. She states he made transactions on the credit cards. The total debt from the credit cards is in the amount about 10k from him. She is currently making the minimum payments, but she cannot afford to continue to make payments. Additionally, she found out that her social security will be reduced, because of the marriage. She states she has paid off her property and has recorded a homestead. She is the only person on title of the property. It is unclear if adverse party truly has assets. But, had claimed to her that he had received a settlement from a personal injury case. She states she knows where he lives but he has stopped answering his phone. She feels the marriage was all a premeditated scam by adverse party from the beginning. She would like Pro Bono assistance to help with the divorce and assist with the debt he caused her to obtain.

Case Number: 2020-001087 (Pending Placement)

Applicant is seeking assistance for her divorce with sole custody. The parties have a two-year-old daughter. Opposing party is on the minor’s birth certificate. There was a domestic violence incident that involved the police back in 2018. There is no case with child protective services. Assets include 1 vehicle, applicant is on the title and applicant’s checking account with a $20 balance. There is no shared debt. The reason for the divorce is due to the domestic violence incident and opposing party’s drug use. Both parties are residents of Las Vegas. Applicant has no criminal history. Opposing party has multiple criminal counts. No current open case in District Court.

Case Number: 2020-001068

Client came in seeking for assistance with divorce and custody. She is a victim of domestic violence, she has police reports but no TPOs were filed on her behalf or on behalf of opposing party. They have 2 children in common, ages 4 and 3. CPS was involved back in 2017 when opposing party pushed client down and locked one of their children out in the yard. Applicant cooperated with CPS but opposing party did not.

Case Number: 2018-008292

Client doesn’t want to settle her divorce, she wants to litigate the divorce.

Case was previously placed but returned to us for that reason.

Case Number: 2020-001516

Client is seeking assistance for divorce with primary custody of their 4 children. There are no domestic violence issues, child protective service issues or community properties. The parties do have community debts to divide. The parties have been married for 13 years and separated last year.

Case Number: 2020-001739

Parties signed joint petition for divorce in 2011 and agreed to joint legal custody and for adverse party mother to have primary physical custody with visitation for father on Sundays. Father alleges he has not been able to see his 14 year old daughter for approximately one year now as mother tells him she (daughter) does not want to see him. Father would like to enforce visitation and adjust child support.

Case Number: 2020-001598

Client is seeking assistance for divorce with joint/primary. The parties have an 8 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. Opposing party is on their birth certificates. There is no domestic violence or child protective issues. Community property include two cars, client’s savings account and checking account and client’s retirement benefits. Community debt includes children’s pediatrics and eye doctor. The reason for the divorce is due to Op’s infidelity, OP leaving, and Op’s lack of financial support with the children. Parties are resident of Las Vegas. No criminal history. Case is filed with District Court.

Case Number: 2020-001858

Client is seeking assistance with a custody matter. He has two minor children ages 8 and 2 years old. He and the opposing party separated on February 2019. They have been doing joint custody for 1 year. He had the children 4 ½ days a week. He told the opposing party that he was no longer able to continue paying child support, as he was unemployed. He also believed it was unfair to continue paying when he had the children the majority of the time. The opposing party became upset and stopped letting him have the children. He is asking for joint/joint.

Case Number: 2020-000304

Parties never married.  Applicant is requesting sole/sole custody order.  Other party last saw child in December, 2019.  Applicant says after an argument, he put her and the child out of the house.

Case Number: 2020-001022

Applicant is seeking assistance with divorce. Parties married in November, 2018. They have no children.  Applicant alleges cyber harassment after they separated. Adverse party moved to Washington State.  No request for division or property or debt.

Case Number: 2020-000072

The parties never married, they have three (3) children.  They divorced after the first child and had two more children after the divorce who were not included in the decree.  The applicant is seeking primary physical custody.  Adverse party was arrested for domestic violence in May, 2019, but it was pled down to disturbing the peace.  Plaintiff was awarded temporary primary physical custody after motion practice.  The parties will return to court on April 7, 2020 for a return from mediation.

Case Number: 2020-000065

Parties married in April, 2018 they are no children.  Applicant alleges history of domestic violence.  There are four (4) vehicles to be divided and a home purchased during the marriage but applicant is not on the deed.

Case Number: 2020-002094

Applicant wants joint/joint custody of her 4 year old son that lives with his father, the OP. The parties were never married. Our applicant resides in California, but the child lives here in Las Vegas with his father (the OP). She states that the child has been living with OP here in Las Vegas since 2018. They never had a Court order in regards to the child. She wants joint/joint with visitation; she still wants the child to live with OP, but she wants visitation rights, as OP, lately, makes it difficult for her to see the child.

Case Number: 2020-001991

Applicant has two minor child and is currently unemployed. She still lives with opposing party. Opposing party hired an attorney to file a divorce with minor children, joint custody, no child support, medical expenses to be equally covered by both parties, community property, community debt, no alimony, and each party to claim one minor child for taxes. Opposing party told applicant that the reason for the divorce is incompatibility and financial reasons. Jurisdiction is not an issue in this case. She is seeking joint legal and physical custody. She states opposing parties working hours will conflict the minors education and health needs. She is seeking child support. Furthermore, she does not agree with opposing parties request to share medical expenses, because of her current unemployment status, but does agree for each party to claim one minor child for taxes every year. She would also like to request half of retirement or pension, but does not know the full extent of the all the accounts. Currently the parties share one joint bank account, but opposing party has other bank accounts.

Case Number: 2020-001855

The parties got married in 2010 and still reside together, because applicant does not have the necessary income to move out at this time, applicant makes about $1200 a month while OP makes $8000.  Applicant is seeking a divorce, custody of their 8 y o daughter, child and spousal support as well as to keep her car and personal belongings.  Applicant stated that there has been mental, verbal, controlling and financial abuse for years and that is why she is seeking a divorce.

Case Number: 2020-001891

Applicants is age 68 and retired, is seeking Pro Bono representation after being served with a complaint for divorce with no children, only community property and debt. He states opposing party abandoned the residence after being married since 1977. Reason for the divorce is incompatibility. He agrees to the divorce, but is disputing opposing parties request to be awarded 50% of the property, retirement and/ or pension and 50% value of a F150 Ford truck. He states there is debt but any debt under his or her name is their own sole responsibility. He is not seeking alimony.

Case Number: 2020-001851

Parties married in 2009 and separated in 2017.  Applicant is seeking a divorce and custody of their three children. Applicant and the children live in Las Vegas and AP lives in Kansas and is active military at this time.  Applicant is seeking sole legal and primary physical custody, child support has been establish and being collected by the DA child support office.  The parties have many debts, a military pension and many cars to divide. Applicant is also requesting alimony for 5 years.

Case Number: 2020-002100

She is looking for Divorce assistance. No criminal background on her or OP. They married 2010, still reside together. Reason for the Divorce is OP is requesting it. Appl wants spousal support of $1500 per month for 2 years. They have no community property but do have credit card, appl isn’t sure of the amount they owe. They don’t have any children. No DV history.

Federal

Case Number: 2019-009820

Plaintiff sues multiple defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated at the Nye County Jail in Pahrump, Nevada. Plaintiff alleges Plaintiff was taken into the custody of the Sheriff’s department. At that time, Plaintiff requested psychiatric medication because he was suffering from insomnia and he had been without it since his original arrest. Plaintiff’s request was denied. Plaintiff sat in isolation for over four months and was not treated with psychiatric services during that time, resulting in an incompetent ruling. Plaintiff was later given psychiatric medication, but was denied a second competency evaluation and forced to wait in custody for another six months to be transported back to a psychiatric institution to complete a ninety-day evaluation in eight business days. The Court interprets this claim as one for deliberate indifference. A pretrial detainee’s right to be free from punishment is grounded in the Due Process Clause, but courts borrow from Eighth Amendment jurisprudence when analyzing the rights of pretrial detainees. Plaintiff alleges after consistently taking his prescribed psychiatric medication for ten months, his prescription ran out. Plaintiff went downstairs to speak with the sergeants responsible for the jail’s operations. Plaintiff was grabbed by two sheriff’s deputies on each arm, pulled in separate directions, and shot in the stomach with a Taser. The Court interprets this allegation as one for excessive force. Plaintiff alleges Plaintiff was sent to disciplinary detention “after walking into a trap set by [the] Jail’s senior administration.” Plaintiff was unlawfully held in disciplinary lockdown for five months. Plaintiff alleges a due process violation. Plaintiff alleges Plaintiff’s psychiatric medications ran out again. Based on the allegations, Plaintiff was denied his psychiatric medication for a period of three days and forced to destabilize through “cold turkey cut off.” The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable deliberate indifference claim and will allow the claim to proceed against Defendants.

Case Number: 2019-000707

This civil rights and state law battery case was referred for pro bono placement by Court Judge. In the complaint, Plaintiff, a pretrial detainee, sues multiple defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center (“CCDC”). On November 15, 2015, Defendant Officer told Plaintiff to “cuff up” because Plaintiff had a visitor. After Plaintiff cuffed up and the door opened, Defendant Officer grabbed Plaintiff’s shirt and directed Plaintiff to the stairs. As they neared the stairs, Plaintiff stopped to avoid getting pushed down the stairs. Defendant Officer interrupted the stop as resistance and slammed Plaintiff to the ground. Defendant Officer put his knee on the side of Plaintiff’s face and wrenched and twisted Plaintiff’s wrists. Officer asked Defendant what he was doing and said “to be easy.” Defendant Officer got on the radio and called his Sergeant who punished Plaintiff for whatever Defendant Officer had told him. Plaintiff missed his attorney visit and suffered from bruises and severe wrist abrasions. The officers harassed Plaintiff because he threatened to sue them for opening his legal mail during a cell search. Plaintiff alleges excessive force and a state law claim for assault and battery against Defendant Officer. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable claim for excessive force. The Court will permit the state law claim of assault and battery to proceed against Defendant Officer based on supplemental jurisdiction.

Plaintiff alleges the following: On November 16, 2016, Officer woke up Plaintiff to give him medication. Sargent told Plaintiff that if Plaintiff did not move then Plaintiff would be moved by force. The SERT Team sprayed chemicals in Plaintiff’s room which caused Plaintiff to cough, choke, and spit up saliva. While Plaintiff was choking, the SERT Team stuck a shotgun in the room. An officer shot Plaintiff’s hand. The metal box that was supposed to hold the rubber ball malfunctioned and clacked around Plaintiff’s cell after accidentally being ejected from the shotgun. The malfunctioning shot gun broke Plaintiff’s finger. One of the SERT officers grabbed Plaintiff’s bloody, broken finger and twisted it. Jail officials left Plaintiff naked and bleeding in the cell for eight hours with an open wound. Jail officials took Plaintiff’s pain medication away and did not permit Plaintiff to see a doctor for two months. Plaintiff was not able to take a shower and rinse the chemicals off for four days to a week. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable claim for excessive force.

Plaintiff alleges the following: Since November 16, 2016, Plaintiff has been in constant pain and discomfort due to his crippled and deformed hand. Two months later, an outside specialist told Plaintiff that he would suffer from arthritis for the rest of his life and that it was too late for surgery because his finger had healed broken. The specialist, an orthopedic doctor, told Plaintiff that it would be unwise to re-break or re-set his finger because he had waited too long for it to be operated. Jail officials kept Plaintiff in a cell covered with urine and feces for four days while his finger bled. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable claim for serious medical needs.

Case Number: 2020-001206 (pending placement)

This case was referred by a Court Judge. Plaintiff sues for events that took place at High Desert State Prison (“HDSP”). He seeks injunctive relief and damages. Plaintiff alleges that on March 23, 2015, he informed the HDSP medical department that he had discovered an odd growth on his knee area. (ECF No. 1-1 at 6.) Medical staff did not respond in time, and after a year the growth continued to grow and eventually burst, prompting an emergency surgery. Plaintiff states that the pain was so excruciating that it prompted the need for an outside physician. The surgery left Plaintiff’s leg deformed and Plaintiff lost some of its functionality. Now, NDOC fails to provide Plaintiff with follow ups. The Court construes the Plaintiff’s claim as an Eighth Amendment claim and finds that the Plaintiff states a colorable claim under the Eighth Amendment.

Real Estate Fraud

Case Number: 2019-008922

Client hired an attorney to help with the family case in District Court. A temporary order was granted giving sole possession of the property to reside in with the minors. But, client is not staying in the property at the moment in fear of ex-husband. Instead the property is currently being rented out for $700 per month. Client is living with the minors at her mother’s residence. Client states that ex-husband sold the house to another, at which point he violated the joint preliminary injunction from the Family Court case. Client states buyer knew about the divorce proceeding. Ex-husband received $25,000. Client did sign a quitclaim deed over to husband, when the property was refinanced per the realtor’s advice. Then, new buyer attempted to evict the client, but the eviction case was dismissed. The court order states that the preliminary injunction is granted, client will remain in the property with a modified rent payment, and new owner is precluded from evicting applicant. Applicant states her prior attorney withdrew because she ran out of funds. Court permitted client to respond no later than December 30, 2019. Applicant is seeking attorney presentation or advice for the civil case.