Case Number: 2018-007951


A 10 year old girl and a 6 year old boy were removed from their mother’s care pursuant to a warrant issued over growing concerns with the condition of the home.  A school official contacted CPS regarding the appearance and health of a sibling; that sibling came to school smelling of urine and having a substance, believed to be dog feces, on his feet and face.  That sibling, along with another, have been placed with their paternal relatives pursuant to a temporary guardianship.  There are no relatives in Nevada to take these two children and they are currently in foster care.  The mother and the live-in boyfriend (who is the father to these children only) refuse to take drug tests, but have admitted to smoking marijuana.  The 10 year old child has bipolar disorder, and is not quite functioning at a 10 year old cognitive level.  The 6 year old little boy is suspected to have autism spectrum disorder.  The children need an attorney to advocate for these children as to their legal rights and wishes to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2015-002681


A 3 year old child came into the care of the Department of Family Services (DFS) on July 2, 2015 when his mother abandoned him. With no income or stable housing, the mother is unable to meet the child’s basic needs and does not want to transition her child from place to place. Her prior history with DFS suggests a pattern of behavior. Due to his young age, the minor is vulnerable as the mother’s instability, lack of attachment, and desire for self-gratification compromises his safety and well-being. The child is in need of an attorney to protect his wishes and legal interests in regards to visitation, placement, and permanency plan and to ensure that he receives proper services for his speech delays.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for July 2, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2014-001952


This child was taken into custody in April of 2014.  This child has other siblings in care.  Parents have not demonstrated protective capacity and safety concerns remain due to the minor’s vulnerability and age.  Child is in foster care.  There is a sibling visitation plan already in place.  The child is in need of an attorney to represent the wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for March 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-005911


Two siblings, ages 16 years and 14 years, came into DFS care in 2008, when their older sibling was sexually abused by their natural father.  Both parents have relinquished their rights to the children and the permanency plan for them is adoption.  The children are currently placed together, however, the placement is not sure if they are an adoptive resource. The younger child has an IEP which is scheduled to be updated in October 2018.  Both children are thriving academically, participating in therapy, and have no medical issues.   The girls wishes have changed and they are now in need of two separate attorneys.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for April 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-000691


Two siblings, ages 16 years and 14 years, came into DFS care in 2008, when their older sibling was sexually abused by their natural father.  Both parents have relinquished their rights to the children and the permanency plan for them is adoption.  The children are currently placed together, however, the placement is not sure if they are an adoptive resource. The younger child has an IEP which is scheduled to be updated in October 2018.  Both children are thriving academically, participating in therapy, and have no medical issues.   The girls wishes have changed and they are now in need of two separate attorneys.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for April 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-002071


Two sisters, 15 and 7 years old, were removed and placed with maternal grandmother based upon battery and domestic violence reports between mother and the 15 year old. The grandmother and the 15 year old suspect the natural mother is using meth and marijuana. The father as to 15 year old just established relationship with daughter and he currently lives out of state. The natural father as to 7 year old may have multiple domestic violence and child abuse charges pending but that has yet to be confirmed by the department.  Neither are possible placements at this time and the children will remain in the care of maternal grandmother for the time being.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for March 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001722


Three siblings, ages, 16 years, 12 years, and 11 years, came into DFS custody after the father was arrested.  Father is currently on an ICE hold as he has previously been deported twice and is facing a third deportation.  Previously there has been domestic violence issues with the mother and she has been deported as well. Children were residing with the father and his girlfriend.  The children do not have a relationship with their mother. Children currently want to stay with girlfriend; who is considered fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Continued Plea Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2015-005195


Five siblings; ages 16 years, 13 years, 11 years, 9 years, 5 years, and 7 months, at the time they were initially removed, came into care in 2015.  These children have been in the foster care system for the past 4 years due to allegations that their mother, older sibling, and one of the children’s father kidnapped and assaulted a woman to try to force her to prostitute for them while the children were in the home. The home was unkept, infested with roaches, and had very little food. The children also had access to multiple guns and knives in the home, some of the knives were located in the youngest child’s pack n’ play with the child. These children had an attorney but that attorney is no longer able to work the case due to a conflict.  Adoptions are pending for the 4 remaining children still in care.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.