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!

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: 2019-005332

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: 2019-009425

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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am 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

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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:00 pmin Courtroom 14.

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 Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/6/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

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: 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: 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: 2019-009812

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 hearings are; a Motion to Travel Outside of the Country on 7/15/2020 at 1:00 pm, a Status Check for Mother on 8/26/2020 at 11:00 pm, and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

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: 2020-000135

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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

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; a Status Check on 7/29/2020 at 10:00 am, and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/5/2021 at 2:00 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 hearings are; a Status Check on 7/29/2020 at 2:15 pm and a Review Hearing on 10/21/2020 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 hearings are; a Status Check on 7/29/2020 at 2:15 pm and a Review Hearing on 10/21/2020 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 Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

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 hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/23/2020 at 10:45 am 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 Review and Status Check Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 2:30 pm 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; an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/21/20 at 1:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/6/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

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: 2020-000779

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 hearing 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 Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/3/2020 at 1:30 pm (Day 1) and 8/8/7/2020 at 10:00 am (Day 2) in Courtroom 20.

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.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

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 Disposition Hearing/Plea Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 11:00 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 a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:00 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.  The next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

 

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: 2020-000394

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: 2020-000160

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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 3:00 pm 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: 2020-001529

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 hearings are; a Status Check on 9/2/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 2:30 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 Review Haring on 8/12/2020 at 2:30 pm 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: 2020-001610

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 Review Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 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: 2020-01098

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: 2020-001897

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 court appearances are; Case Plan Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Status Check Hearing on 7/28/2020 at 11:00 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: 2020-000826

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 Review Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 Review Hearing on 9/1/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:30 pm., 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 Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:30 pm 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 hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 1:00 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 Review  Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 3:30 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 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 Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 10:45 am 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 Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 10:45 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 Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 a Review Hearing on 7/28/2020 at 2:15 pm 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 an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/12/2020 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 Review Hearing on 7/27/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

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 hearings are; a Status Check on 7/28/2020 at 2:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 9/15/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 is a 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 is a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 3:30 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 Review Hearing on 8/25/2020 at 2:00 pm 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: 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 Review Hearing on 8/4/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

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 Review Hearing 10/20/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on  11/4/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/7/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-001605

2 minors were removed at birth due to drug exposure and mother’s history with the Department.  Mother had adoptive family paying her bills for months, but then did not put twins up for adoption, they stopped paying her bills and she got evicted.  No resources to care for minors.  CAP Staff attorney Kim  Abbott represents other siblings who are headed to adoption by Maternal Grandmother.   Maternal Grandmother has struggled with managing the two of them, has been about to move to a bigger place for more than a year and generally is not good with follow thru.  Although she is expressing a desire to take twins, she is not a realistic option at this point.  Subject minors now in foster care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/25/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 20.

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 hearings are; a Status Check on8/12/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

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 Review Hearing on 9/2/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm 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 hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/27/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

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 Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

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 7/8/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 Further Proceedings Hearing on 8/4/2020 at 11:00 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 Review Hearing on 9/8/2020 at 2:00 pm 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: 2020-002071

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 Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

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 Review Haring on 9/16/2020 at 1:30 pm 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 Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm 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 Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 Review Hearing on 9/23/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001341

A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in March 2018 when his grandparents took him to the hospital due to illness.  It was reported that his parents neglected his care and had been high for several days.  It was also reported that there is domestic violence occurring in the home.  The child was placed with relatives, who are an adoptive resource.  The parents did not work their case plans and relinquished their rights to their son.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/22/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002406

Minor removed at birth due to drug exposure and Natural Mother’s history with the Department.  Subject Minor born March, 25, 2020 tested positive for marijuana at time of birth. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/15/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/30/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002394

An infant boy came into DFS care in March 2020 due to his mother being incarcerated at the time of his birth.  The mother has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues.  She has three other children who were removed from her care and her rights terminated.  The whereabouts of this child’s father are unknown.  The child is still in the hospital and there is not a discharge date yet.  The next hearing is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on 8/7/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002580

An 11 year old boy, the oldest of a 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 him in the chest.  CPS tried to discuss with the mother and the older kids the incident  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. The other siblings are represented by CAP attorneys.  This child has different wishes and desires. Next hearing on this case is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001414

2 year old twins came into DFS when maternal grandmother called law enforcement in regards to mother’s bizarre behavior.  Law enforcement contacted mother, maternal grandmother, and children.  Mother exhibited signs of possible mental issues and was transported to UMC on a legal 2000 hold.  ERT Specialist spoke with the officers that were on the scene of the incident, the officers told specialist about mother’s behavior and explained that she was taken to UMC for a legal hold.  It was also reported by the officers that mother has another child that resides in California with the father.  Specialist made contact with maternal grandmother at which time, she noted the smell of marijuana and she appeared to be “extremely high”, marijuana paraphernalia was also seen on the counter tops during the visit.  Maternal grandmother stated that father  has made effort to bring diapers for the children but mother will not allow him to help.  Primary issues in this case are mental health issues on the part of mother as well as maternal grandmother’s extreme marijuana usage around the children. Father was contacted in California and he is engaging in the legal process with DFS; father stated in court that he will have housing for his children and his self on April 1, 2020.  Mother stated that she has housing and is currently employed.  The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearing is a Review/Disposition Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002629

Group of siblings ages 10, 11, and 14 where removed from the home based on an incident wherein their oldest sibling was injured and threatened with a knife by the mother and the stepfather. Both parents were charged with felony child abuse/endangerment and misdemeanor battery. Mother, who pulled a knife on her son and threatened to stab him, was additionally charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Charges are pending and preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28th. These 3 siblings have started to blame older sibling for being removed, as do the parents – in particular the mother. The siblings are in two separate foster homes, and these three minors want to go home, while the oldest has different wishes. CAP represents older sibling.  Next hearings are; Status Check on 9/17/20 at 2:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001656

A three year old girl was removed by CPS from her father’s care after she was found wandering alone in an apartment complex.  Her mother has an active case involving substance abuse; at the time of the removal, the mother was inpatient and not able to take her child.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002510

2 month old minor remains in the care of mother. Petition was filed based on the fact that mother failed to address case plan goals in previous petition regarding drugs, alcohol, and domestic violence, and as a result, mother’s rights were terminated as to that child.   CAP Attorney represented that child and advocated for Termination of Parental Rights, so a conflict exists.  So far the Department is unable to locate father, paternity testing ordered when located.  Department is considering 90 day further proceedings for mother. Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-006248

3 year old girl came into DFS care on 8/26/2019 along with her two siblings due to concerns of neglect.  Minor boys were reunited with non-offending parent on 10/8/2019, and the minor girl’s case remains open.  Minor was recently placed on an in-home-safety plan with mother and she seems to be thriving.  Case should be coming to an end soon if mother continues improving.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/4/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-008374

Two siblings, ages six years and seven years old, came into DFS care in October 2019 when they were removed from their adoptive mother’s care over concerns of an improperly treated mental health condition and drug use.  Mother has been making progress on her case plan, and as of February 17, 2020, minors were placed on an in-home-safety plan with mother.  Both mother and minors are still adjusting and DFS retains jurisdiction of minors and will continue to monitor case for another six months or longer to ensure mother is fully recovered and ready to take permanent placement.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002667

A newborn boy came into DFS care in April 2020 when he and his mother tested positive for Marijuana.  The mother and father have an older child who is not in their care.  The mother has not addressed her mental health issues.  The Father has not attended his required classes for domestic violence.  The caregivers cannot control their behaviors, lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation and do not have resources to meet the needs of the child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-008777

Siblings ages, 13 yrs old and 2 years old came into DFS care on August 25, 2019 due to sexual abuse as to the oldest child by the father of the youngest child; sexual risk to all children by the mother; inadequate supervision to all children by the mother; substance misuse to the oldest child by the adults in the home; bruises/cuts to the middle child; and physical risk to all children by the mother. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002532

5 year old boy removed from mother’s care by CPS over concerns of untreated mental health issues and inadequate housing. Two putative father’s have been named, however neither is the picture or has a relationship with the child. The mother and child were residing with her boyfriend in a backyard. The child is currently in a foster home.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002424

3 year old boy was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of lack of stable housing and domestic violence between mother and her girlfriend.  They were on their way to a motel, when they got into an argument over money, the girlfriend hit minor intentionally during the fight. Minor is placed with fictive kin, and CPS suspects the mother is still involved with the girlfriend. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002598

4 year old and 3 year old sisters were removed from their father’s care over concerns of his mental health.  Mother and father are married, but she resides out of state.  They may be getting divorced, but nobody has filed.  Mother has CPS history out of state for drug use and mental health, but reports being clean and closing her case. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/27/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002638

7 year old girl came into DFS care on April 13, 2020 due to history of domestic violence between the parents, witnessed by the minor child. The domestic violence culminated with the step-father causing physical injury to the natural mother. The minor child also stated a history of being hit by her step-father, although the circumstances of those incidents are unknown. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002724

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on April 10, 2020 due to law enforcement investigating reported sales of narcotics in the tunnels in the area of I-215 and Jones. Natural mother was observed leaving a tunnel and natural father ran from the tunnel carrying the minor child. Neither have any shelter or source of income, both admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day and using methamphetamine three to four times per week. No formula or diapers for the child were located and the child appeared dirty and hungry and his eyes were red (from lack of sleep). The parents appeared to be high on methamphetamine. Natural mother had her parental rights terminated regarding an older child in November, 2019, based on lack of resources and shelter and continued use of methamphetamine. Other minor was adopted in July of 2019.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/19/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002784

Four siblings, ages 5, 3, 1, and 8 months, came into DFS care in April 2020 after their mother was found walking on the highway after she had a disagreement with her boyfriend.  A search of their vehicle found drug paraphernalia in the open and easily accessed.  Both parents further admit to methamphetamine use and same is to the extent that they rely on the maternal grandmother to care for the children.  The children have been placed with their maternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/14/2020 at 11:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002668

2 minors, 2 year old boy and 1 month old girl were removed after 2 yr old found to have bruises on face, buttocks, and thigh.  Accusations against mother’s boyfriend with whom there has also been ongoing domestic violence.  Baby is placed with paternal grandparents, and father is incarcerated in California.  2 year old boy is in foster because paternal grandparents to sibling cannot take, as they are elderly and cannot much care for a younger child (which suggests not a long term option for baby).  His father is in Kansas and said to have previous child abuse cases.  Maternal Aunt in California has shown interest in taking  2 year old minor.  Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 7/2/2020 at 3:00 pm and an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/23/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002692

1 month old baby, had unexplained tibia fracture, mother was arrested on domestic violence warrant, but released and present in court with father. Maternal grandmother was explored for placement, but has substantiated CANS.  Next Court hearing is a Decision Hearing on 7/9/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-003111

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on April 30, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates). Mother has lengthy drug history and 2 other children who are in the process of being adopted. Both parents appeared at initial hearing and appeared to intend to participate in services and try to reunify with child, though expressed that their original plan was to put the baby up for adoption. It is unclear on why they changed their minds.  Baby girl is placed in the same home (paternal aunt and uncle) as other siblings who are being adopted. Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 7/16/2020 at 1:00 pm and a Review Hearing on 10/8/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003131

11 month old baby girl came into DFS care on May 10, 2020. Mother came to Las Vegas approximately May 4, 2020, stayed with friend for two days then left the home leaving all her personal belongings and leaving the child behind and has not responded to phone calls or text messages. Mother’s present whereabouts are unknown, she is not employed and apparently is homeless. Mother’s sister, was contacted in Phoenix, Arizona, and stated that she spoke with mother on May 9, 2020, and she did not say anything about where she was but did state that she was in “a big mess.” Mother’s sister stated that the maternal grandmother had left mother when she was 12 and began working as a prostitute, she is afraid that mother may be following in her mother’s footsteps.  Father is believed to be in prison in Arizona. Aunt is a placement option for the minor child. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003116

5 year old came into DFS care on May 5, 2020 due to the mother traveling from Florida to San Antonio, Texas, where she suffered a manic episode and attempted suicide. Custody of the child was taken by CPS in San Antonio and the child was surrendered to the maternal grandfather, who brought him to Las Vegas. Mother advised authorities in San Antonio, after she was released from a psychiatric evaluation, that she was going to come to Las Vegas to retrieve her son and move into a shelter.  Mother stated that she had a manic episode because she had not taken her prescribed medication and intended to return to Florida and meet with her mental health provider. Next Hearing will be a Plea Hearing on 6//16/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003113

Newborn baby Caleb came into DFS care on May 6, 2020 due the natural mother testing positive for marijuana at the time of birth. She admitted to using methamphetamine on at least one occasion during her pregnancy. Natural mother has no known source of income and DFS has been unable to verify her residence. She has stated three different locations where she lived or intended to live and when asked for her residence address, she refused to provide it. Natural mother’s visitation with the child at the hospital has been sporadic and the last visit was April 15, 2020. She has two older children who are under guardianship with her mother in Hawaii.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002805

2 year old girl came into DFS care on April 17, 2020 due to concerns regarding mother’s mental health, failure to supervise the minor child and use of controlled substances.  Mother was speeding, going 80 MPH in a 40 MPH speed zone, while recording a video of herself driving and is heard stating that she had nothing to live for and the child did not deserve her as the mother. Mother has no memory of creating the video.  Mother reportedly attempted suicide in February and was hospitalized. Great Maternal Grandparents report they have raised the minor child as mother comes and goes. They also report that mother has prior DUI convictions and uses alcohol and drugs. Next hearings are; a Status Check Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003102

14 year old boy and 12 year old girl came into DFS care on May 7, 2020 due the children having been the recipient or witnessed violence perpetrated by their stepfather. Minor girl reports he has forced her to hit her brother, witnessed him beating her brother and mother, fondled her breasts and buttocks and forced her to watch pornography. Minor boy reported that he punched him in his head, stomach and testicles and, after he had surgery for injury to his testicles, forced him to go up and down stairs while boy was under doctor’s orders not to go up or down stairs.  Minor boy took the abuse in an effort to prevent his sister and mother from being abused. Stepfather also abused mother and threatened to kill her if she ever tried to divorce him.  Mother moved out of the house for a week but then moved back.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 7/15/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003204

17 year old boy came into the DFS on March 14, 2020 along with his two younger sisters.  One of the sisters has claimed she was sexually abused by her brother two years ago.  Teenage boy has acted out sexually in school by approaching another student from behind and doing inappropriate movements, by playing with his privates in class and by making sexual statements about his mother to peers.  Mother has previously dismissed his conduct stating “boys being boys”.  The two minor girls are represented by CAP attorney.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

 

Case Number: 2020-002725

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on April 10, 2020 due to law enforcement investigating reported sales of narcotics in the tunnels in the area of I-215 and Jones. Natural mother was observed leaving a tunnel and natural father ran from the tunnel carrying the minor child. Neither have any shelter or source of income. Both admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day and using methamphetamine three to four times per week. No formula or diapers for the child were located and the child appeared dirty and hungry and his eyes were red (from lack of sleep). The parents appeared to be high on methamphetamine. Natural mother had her parental rights terminated regarding an older child in November, 2019, based on lack of resources and shelter and continued use of methamphetamine. Other minor was adopted in July of 20l9.  Next court dates are; a Calendar Call Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 1:30 pm and an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/3/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003082

1 month old boy came into DFS care on May 5, 2020 due to mother having a multi- year history of substance abuse. The mother and child both tested positive for morphine, amphetamine and opiates at the time of the child’s birth.  Mother went into West Care for inpatient drug treatment and then left that facility. Next hearings are a Status Check Hearing on 7/15/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/30/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002085

2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 1, 2020 when father was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested on warrants and possession of methamphetamine located in the car. Mother had left the scene of the stop in her vehicle, returned and admitted she had hidden drug paraphemalia in the back seat of her car. She was not arrested but the child was placed in protective custody based on the seizure of methamphetamine and the parents’ admission that they had used earlier in the day. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and an older sibling is in the custody of maternal grandmother in California (who is willing to take placement of this child).  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002673

Two siblings, ages 2 and 3, were removed by CPS following an incident in which the mother threatened to kill herself and her children. The mother went so far as to place the children in her car and pour lighter fluid on the backseat.  The children are in a foster home locally, but the mother would like the children placed with relatives in Michigan.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/7/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002554

2 year old girl and 6 month old boy came into DFS custody on April 7 after mother called the police multiple times to report that her children were possessed by demons. She was also reported to be isolating from her support system and suspicions of methamphetamine use were raised. Mother reports auditory and visual hallucinations. To date, Mother is reported to be combative with the department and has refused to submit to mental health testing. She has had a Guardian attend discovery Litem appointed for her. Father is believed to be an active methamphetamine user on parole. Both parents have an extensive history with the department. 3 siblings have already been adopted in previous cases.  Next hearings are; a Trial on 7/24/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003013

CPS removed an 11 month old boy from his parents over concerns of ongoing domestic violence and lack of supervision.  The mother accessed DV resources from a local agency, but then allowed the father to stay with her.  At times, the parents would leave the toddler alone in the hotel room to argue and fight.  Parents have daily visits with the toddler at the grandparents’ home, but the grandparents have requested to move the visits to a neutral location. Next hearings are; Disposition Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 1:30 pm, Motion Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 3:00 pm, and a Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-000022

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. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-003228

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on May 12, 2020 due to mother having visual hallucinations at the time of birth and refusing to participate in the birth procedures. She was subsequently placed on a legal 2000 and was placed at Spring Mountain Treatment Center. She verbally reported that she was diagnosed with anxiety and bi-polar disorder. The identity of the natural father is unknown. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/21/2020 at 10:30 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/10/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003375

This client is the eldest in a sibling group of five who were removed by CPS in December 2019, due to the mother’s drug use and domestic violence. The other siblings are represented by a staff attorney. This child does not wish for reunification with the mother.  Next hearings are; Drug Court on 7/7/2020 at 1:30 pm, Status Check on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm, and PPH on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003276

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on May 18, 2020 due to concerns of mental health and/or substance abuse of natural parents, lack of resources, including lack of housing, income or ability to provide for the child. Father’s speech was described as pressured, talks fast and could not maintain a train of thought, both parents were disheveled and there were concerns that father was not taking prescribed medications. Parents were living with maternal relatives, where mother intended to stay while father intended to move to Missouri where he has relatives. Father was overheard coaching his mother regarding what to say about housing and his work opportunities if she was contacted by CPS. Eventually, father was excluded from the maternal relative’s home and mother wanted to move to Arizona. Police were called and interviewed both parents who gave them inconsistent answers regarding what their plans were. Parents left for Arizona, leaving the baby with maternal relatives, during their time with the maternal relatives, parents did not routinely care for the child. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/9/2020 at 10:15 am and Trial on 9/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003324

Group of 3 siblings ages 14, 10, and 2 year old came into DFS care on May 26, 2020, due to there being reasonable cause to believe that it would be contrary to the welfare of the children to remain at their home in the event that their step-father returns to the home. Oldest minor reported that her step-father, has sexually abused her for the past two years. He has videotaped episodes and sent them to her friends. Next hearing will be a Plea Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003264

Siblings ages 13 and 5 year old came into DFS care on May 15, 2020. Father is deceased and mother is hospitalized, intubated and on a ventilator. Her condition is described as critical. Mother was found by younger minor at home with a noose around her neck and blood in her mouth. Mother has a history of alcohol use after the deaths of her oldest son in 2015 and of her husband (suicide) in 2018. Next hearing is a Status Check on 7/22/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003085

2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 1, 2020 when father was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested on warrants and possession of methamphetamine located in the car. Mother had left the scene of the stop in her vehicle, returned and admitted she had hidden drug paraphemalia in the back seat of her car. She was not arrested but the child was placed in protective custody based on the seizure of methamphetamine and the parents’ admission that they had used earlier in the day. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and an older sibling is in the custody of maternal grandmother in California (who is willing to take placement of this child).  Next hearings will be; a Calendar Call on 7/14/2020 at 10:30 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/20/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003089

Sibling group of sisters ages 12 year old, 10 year old, and 4 year old came into DFS care on May 7, 2020 due to 12 year old girl disclosing multiple incidents of sexual abuse by father, including touching her breasts, thigh, and an incident in which she was alone with him in the bedroom and which she refused to disclose in more detail.  Father  was asked about the allegations and stated that he had been inappropriate with minor girl  and the incidents she described could have happened. Mother was told of the incidents and explained it was because of his drug use; after he left the home pending the investigation mother wanted him to return to the home. She initially acted appropriately, obtained a temporary TPO and was going to divorce father, but then failed to appear at the extension hearing and stated she did not want a divorce. Mother has failed to protect the children from father. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/16/2020 at 10:15 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 10/2/2020 at 10:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003000

CPS removed a five year old boy from his mother’s care after she was arrested for a DUI close to home. The mother admitted to going to the lake and drinking some beers.  Later, when she returned home, she realized she could not charge her phone.  Her immigration case requires her to be available by telephone at all times.  Mother was released “OR” with a suspended license, an order to not drink, with monitoring.  The mother is now detained at the Henderson Detention Center on an ICE hold. There is family locally, but they were not willing to take the child due to fear of the mother’s reaction.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 6/18/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003057

A six month old baby  girl was removed from her mother’s care after the mother lost housing and made some erratic threats of harm against her roommate.  The baby’s father wants to care for the baby; however, his mother (the client’s paternal grandmother) told CPS that the father has struggled with drugs and domestic violence for years.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/10/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003029

Newborn baby girl was placed into CPS custody after being substance exposed.  The mother reported to CPS that she was not prepared for the baby, and identified two possible fathers.  Both putative fathers claim to have been incarcerated around time of conception.  No family was identified for placement at the preliminary hearing.  The mother has lost her rights to other children as a result of neglect. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003350

8 year old girl came into DFS care on May 27, 2020 due to mother and father engaging in a high speed chase while the minor child was in the car. Father has a prior domestic battery offense against the mother. Natural mother is reported to have a serious issue with controlled substances.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003139

6 month old baby boy came into DFS care on April 24, 202 due to mother having severe developmental delays combined with alleged drug use, which prevents her from being able to learn how to properly care for the minor, as he has ongoing health complications resulting from being born extremely premature . Minor was in the hospital for the better part of 6 months dealing with health issues while hospital staff attempted to train mother in routine care. Hospital staff has determined that they are unable to release the child to the mother, as she has not been able to show that she can care for the child’s severe medical issues. Father is not in the picture or engaged with the department, mother or the child at this time. Mother appears to be willing to engage with the department, it appears that she is an alleged drug user, along with a the lack of support system that are the main issue in this case. The child is currently discharged from the hospital and placed into foster care. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003144

A seven month old baby girl was removed from her parents’ care over concerns of ongoing domestic violence.  Her mother has schizophrenia, but is reportedly not taking her medication.  The baby is placed with her maternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003498

A two year old toddler was removed by CPS over concerns of longstanding domestic violence between his mother and her boyfriend.  The toddler was present in the home during the most recent incident, which resulted in law enforcement coming to the home.  The mother is in a shelter; DFS may place the baby with the mother if safe and able to ascertain that the mother won’t return to her boyfriend as she has before. The father is currently incarcerated on domestic violence charges. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/2/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003454

This 4 day old child came into care on 6/2/2020.  This case came to the attention of the Department with regards to a substance exposed infant and plausible risk of physical injury.  Mother tested positive for methamphetamines and marijuana during the time of birth.  Mother was recently released from jail due to relevant criminal activity, she states that she has friends and close associates who supply her with meth and influence her to use, one of them being her father.  Mother requested to participate in a residential treatment program at Westcare.  She has an assessment scheduled on 6/11/2020.  Mother has a history of not being able to complete the programs, she was removed from her parents care in April 2014 due to ongoing substance abuse.  Mother informs she is committed to reunifying with her child by participating in the drug treatment program.  The minor’s father  is currently in High Desert State Prison, he was sentenced to 2-5 years in 2/2020.  The next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-003529

A ten month old baby girl who is part of a sibling group of one older brother and one half brother was removed due to the physical abuse of her five year half brother in the home by her father. This child is currently placed with the maternal grandmother, the  child who was abused is placed with his father and the other sibling is placed with his mother.  The brother who was abused is represented by  CAP attorney. The next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/13/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003299

One month old baby was removed from her parents’ care over concerns of possible domestic violence and substance abuse.  Both parents have other children who are not in their care.  The mother has mental health issues for which she is not taking medication; however, the reports stopping medication for her pregnancy. The mother reports wanting to resume treatment to reunify with her daughter.  Next hearings are; Disposition Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 1:30 pm and an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/16/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003474

14 and 12 year girls came into DFS care on June 3, 2020 when mother went to prison, father was left with custody of the minor girls. When mother was released from prison she regained custody of the children (approximately two years ago). The girls disclosed to her the sexual abuse by father and she prevented him from having contact with his children for the past two years. The daughter of father’s current girlfriend, reported that father had sexually abused her in much the same way that his daughters reported he sexually abused them.  Next hearing is a Plea on 7/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003499

2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 29, 2020 due to natural parents having a lengthy history of abuse of controlled substances and domestic violence committed in the presence of the minor child.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 9:45 in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003512

Group siblings ages 11, 8, and 5 years old came into DFS care on May 29, 2020 due to natural mother exhibiting bizarre behavior and being arrested on outstanding traffic warrants. Natural father is deceased and no responsible adult was present to provide for the children.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 6/16/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003566

Girls siblings ages 11, 9, and 2 years old into DFS care in April 2020 due to father posing a risk of sexual and/or emotional harm to the subject minors in that he sexually abused and/or exhibited inappropriate sexual boundaries with 16 year old minor. Father’s  use of alcohol himself and/or provision of alcohol to minor negatively impacted her wellbeing as well as his parental functioning.  Mother lacks the capacity to protect the subject minors from the risk of sexual and/or emotional harm posed by father. Upon disclosure, mother permitted minor to reside with maternal grandparents “for her own protection,” but did not otherwise report the abuse or seek services for her daughter. Prior to the involvement of DFS, she had continued to permit father to have ongoing contact and access to the other subject minors in the household despite the risk of harm that she was aware of.  16 year old minor is being represented by CAP attorney and her wishes are different than the younger 3 siblings. Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003573

10 year old girl came into DFS care in May of 2020 due to older sibling reporting that he had been sexually abused on three separate occasions by mother’s boyfriend (this minor’s father); that he had reported the abuse to his mother who dismissed it and took no action to protect him. Mother made derogatory comments about the minor child, which were heard by him, and refused to accept him back into the home. Older minor is represented by CAP attorney and he has different wishes than this minor client. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003484

A 10 month old baby boy is current placed with his legal father after the mother and the putative biological father were hospitalized.  There are allegations that the hospitalization is the result of heavy use of illegal substances and that there is substantial domestic violence between the mother and the putative biological father. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/6/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003594

1 year old girl came into DFS care on June 7, 2020. Mother, age 17 has been in a sexual relationship with her 49 year old uncle since she was 12 years old. Baby girl is a product of their relationship although father has refused to place his name on the child’s birth certificate. The two got into an argument, mother alleging that he suffocated her with a pillow and father alleging that she brandished a knife, first at herself and then directed towards him, resulting in a cut to his lip.  Mother was arrested for battery – domestic violence and the child was placed in protective custody.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003606

Group siblings of 3 minors ages, 6 year old girl, 4 year old boy, and 2 year old girl came into DFS care on June 23, 2020 due to history of domestic violence between mother and  father. Father strangled and beat mother to such a degree that she was hospitalized with injuries including a broken nose, fractured eye socket, fractures in her ankles and lumbar portion of her back. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003402

7 year old boy and newborn baby girl  came into the attention of the Department when baby girl was born exposed to multiple illicit substances; she tested positive for several drugs at the time of birth and suffered intense withdrawal symptoms. CPS attempted to work with the parents, but they were not forthcoming about their use or their history.  The father failed to take multiple drug tests.  Both The baby girl and her 7 year old brother are placed with paternal aunt and her husband, who facilitate visits but set clear boundaries with the parents. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 7/22/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003698

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on June 11, 2020 due to mother and baby both testing positive for methamphetamine when the child was born. Natural mother denies use and stated that she may have smoked marijuana that had been laced with methamphetamine without her knowledge. She acknowledged prior use of methamphetamine but states she was “tired of the stuff and only smokes cigarettes. The child had a medical issue which delayed his discharge from the hospital, when he was ready for discharge the mother was in CCDC on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle. Natural father was also located at CCDC on charges involving possession of a firearm. Neither parent was available to take custody of the child for three additional days after the child was eligible for discharge.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003849

Newborn baby girl born to parents with prior CPS history.  Mother reports being sober since January, and denies any mental health issues. Baby did not test positive for substances at the time of birth. However, the parents’ rights to a sibling were terminated last year over concerns of ongoing substance abuse issues and untreated mental health. Mother wants to engage in services and bring child home.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/9/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003630

4 year old boy and 2 year old girl have been out of the home since May 2019 due to chronic homelessness, lack of resources, educational and environmental neglect, physical abuse, sexual risk, substance abuse by the parents and domestic violence. Minors are placed together in a licensed non-relative foster home. The home is an adoptive resource for the siblings and have been endeavoring to meet the kids tremendous emotional and educational needs stemming from their neglect and trauma histories. The Motion for Termination of Parental Rights was filed in February of this year.  Next hearings are; Mediation on 9/2/2020 at 1:30 p.m., Status Check Hearing on 9/14/2020 at 10:00 am, Trial on 10/2/2020 at 10:00 am, and a Review Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-003579

7 year old girl and 2 year old girl have been out of the home since May 2019 due to chronic homelessness, lack of resources, educational and environmental neglect, physical abuse, sexual risk, substance abuse by the parents and domestic violence. Minor girls are placed together and have been since June 2019 in a non-relative licensed foster home. The home is an adoptive resource for the siblings in their homes and have been endeavoring to meet the kids tremendous emotional and educational needs stemming from their neglect and trauma histories. The Motion to Terminate Parental Rights was filed in February of this year. Next hearings are; Mediation on 9/2/2020 at 1:30 pm, Status Check Hearing on 9/14/2020 at 10:00 am, Trial on 10/2/2020 at 10:00 am, and a Review Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

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.  The children are currently split between two different family members.  Oldest child is being represented by CAP.  Next hearings are; Case Plan on 7/16/2020 at 1:30 and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003423

A newborn baby girl was born substance exposed; mother admitted to both drug use and cigarette smoking during pregnancy.  Father reported past use, but now states that he is clean. Neither parent had any supplies for the baby and lack resources.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-004389

14 year old Samia came into DFS care on June 19, 2020. Natural mother is incarcerated and subject minor ran away from home due to abuse, both physical, sexual and mental, inflicted by natural father. The minor child reported being locked in her room for as long as two weeks, not being provided food, and being sexually abused and physically abused, including being strangled.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-004196

Four year old boy was removed by CPS after law enforcement found him in a parked car with his mother.  His mother was passed out with observable needle marks on her arms.  His father could not pick up him up; the father was already incarcerated.  The paternal grandmother is willing to take the client but lives out of state. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/16/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003924

14 year old Ahilana came into DFS care on June 17, 2020 due to the minor child being transported to an out of state treatment facility to address her mental health issues. The minor child had completed her treatment and adoptive mother did not make arrangements to take custody of her upon her return to Nevada. Adoptive mother stated in court that she would not accept the child into her home.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-004541

3 year old boy and 5 month old boy came into DFS care on June 23, 2020 due to mother and father having a history of domestic violence. Mother was given sole legal and physical custody of boys at the conclusion of the Petition I case (December 2019) and father’s visitation was to be supervised. Mother admitted that she did not supervise his visitation, she also dissolved a temporary protective order after the Petition I case was closed.  Oldest girl sibling, age 7 disclosed that when the couple lived in Ely, father had engaged in sexual abuse of her and that she told her mother. Mother filed a police report but during the investigation caused sibling girl to be relocated to live with relatives in California. The EIy investigation was closed and, although mother believed the disclosure that  daughter had made, she continued to allow father to have unsupervised contact with daughter.  This is a conflict case as CAP office represents older girl sibling. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Civil

Case Number: 2020-003242

Clients is age 70. She is retired and receiving social security income. She lives in Pahrump, NV. Client is seeking advice or representation regarding the Bylaws and Standing Rules of her R.V. park. Client states herself and other senior citizens, who reside at the R.V. park are having issues with the Board of Directors. According to client, the Board of Directors are misinterpreting the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the R.V. park making it a disadvantage to the residents. She states that the Board of Directors are illegally holding meetings and passing changes without sending prior notices to the residents to attend. When the issue is addressed to the Board of Directors. The residents are told that they are wrong and that the meetings are considered gatherings. They are a park but file under 501(c)7 – not 501(c)3. They are not an HOA and do not have CC&Rs. They believe they are are governed under NRS Section 81 and 82 but not NRS 116. She need guidance and advice.

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: 2020-002193

The client needs assistance with recovering $5k from Adverse. He purchased a mobile home from adverse for what he thought would  be $5k. He gave them cash, no receipt only a picture of the cash. Come to find out the $5k was just a deposit and the total sales price was actually $20k. The applicant agreed to make $300 monthly payments on a rent to own agreement. He does recall signing paperwork, he does have a copy of it all however he doesn’t understand it because it’s in English; his primary language is Spanish but he has a friend who translates for him, who was not able to assist. During the visual inspection the applicant noticed several issues such as exposed electrical wires, a gas tube in one of the bedrooms which he’s afraid could be hazardous, and no water heater. He requested to have all issues fixed, the adverse verbally agreed to do so upon the sale. The issues have not been fixed up to date, the applicant has even been heating his water on a stove to bathe. He asked adverse for his money back but instead they threatened to evict him unless he pays the agreed $300 / month for the purchase.

Case Number: 2020-003059

Client is 66 years old and is currently battling cancer. She receives social security. On May 11, 2020, she purchased a 2003, Acura from craigslist for $3,600. The car advertisement showed the vehicle having 129k miles. She inspected the vehicle and saw that the inside was in very good condition. She called the insurance company right away to insure the vehicle before she left (seller) house. When she left his house she took it to an auto repair shop. They found that the car had many mechanical problems. Her son then did a Carfax and found that the car actually had over 190k miles. Her son went to the previous, previous owner’s house to ask about the vehicle. They informed the son that they sold the car to client’s seller on April 19, 2020 for $1,700 with 199,320k miles. Client contacted her seller right away and told him that she wanted her money back and she wanted to return the vehicle. He told her no, that he had already spent the money.  This was done within an hour of her leaving his house. They were texting back and forth, but he does not want to return the money. Client is seeking assistance in getting her money back.

Case Number: 2019-000611

Client would like assistance in collecting his default judgment of $200,814. Default Judgment. The State of Nevada prosecuted pleaded guilty.   His sentence included making restitution payments to all 63 victims jointly. was ordered to make an initial restitution payment/deposition in the amount of $248,000.00 on July 7, 2015.  He has since been ordered to submit a minimum monthly restitution payment of $250.00.  Client would like assistance in enforcement of his civil judgment.

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: 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: 2020-002632

Applicant has a current TPO on opposing party, which expires on 5/9/2020. She has currently been laid off from her job because of COVID-19. She used the IRS tracking to track her stimulus and found that it was direct deposited into opposing party’s bank account. She used opposing party’s bank account because she does not have her own bank account and needed one to receive her tax refund. She would like to get her stimulus money from opposing party.

Case Number: 2020-003396

Applicant is seeking assistance for custody modification to sole primary. The parties have a 3 -year old daughter. Opposing party is on the minor’s birth certificate. There has been domestic violence and child protective issues, the issue has been closed. The reason for the separation is due to opposing party’s drug and violence issues. Applicant states that she has proof of the violence. Parties are residents of Las Vegas.  Next court date is 6/25/2020 at 9am, Motion for Order to Show Cause, Judge Brown. There is only one child that should be involved in the case, however, opposing party included the other two children from applicant’s previous marriage. The custody order for those children was made in Los Angeles.  She is seeking sole/primary custody because opposing party works 5 days a week and child is left with opposing party’s parents. She claims that his parents are unfit to watch the child. Opposing party wants joint/primary, applicant alleges it is because he wants to relocate child to California.

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: 2020-000304

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: 2020-000072

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: 2020-001855

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.

Case Number: 2020-001975

Applicant wants custody of his two year old daughter.  Applicant and opposing party were never married and applicant is listed as Father on child`s birth certificate.

Case Number: 2020-002196

Client receives social security income only. He is seeking Pro Bono assistance to file a complaint for divorce with no minor children. He was married to opposing party in Las Vegas, Nevada 15 years ago. The parties are still living within the same residence. Opposing party is not pregnant. He states he is seeking divorce because of incompatibility. The parties purchased a property while married in Las Vegas, NV. The property still has a mortgage loan and he would like to split the property 50/50. He would like to keep a car. Opposing party will keep a different car. Client states he does not have a retirement account, but opposing party does. He is seeking to be awarded opposing parties retirement account, but does not know the extent value of the retirement account. Currently the parties do not share a joint bank account. He is seeking alimony.

Case Number: 2020-002632

Applicant has a current TPO on opposing party, which expires on 5/9/2020. She has currently been laid off from her job because of COVID-19. She used the IRS tracking to track her stimulus and found that it was direct deposited into opposing party’s bank account. She used opposing party’s bank account because she does not have her own bank account and needed one to receive her tax refund. She would like to get her stimulus money from opposing party.

Case Number: 2020-002118

Applicant was laid off due to COVID. He is seeking assistance with the modification of  custody. He would like joint/joint. Each parent to have one week with the minor child.

Case Number: 2020-0024005

Applicant is seeking assistance for divorce, they have adult children. There is domestic violence. Community properties include a house, both are on title; and applicant’s life insurance of $100k. Community debt includes the mortgage from U.S. Bank and individual pay day loans from both parties. The reason for the divorce is opposing party has entered applicant into a medical facility and is refusing to let her come home. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. No current open case in District Court.

Case Number: 2020-002841

Applicant is seeking assistance with joint primary custody because the opposing party cannot provide appropriate living space and support for the children. The parties have a 2-year old son and 3-year old daughter. Applicant and opposing party, are on their birth certificates. There are no domestic violence or child protective issues. Applicant and children are residents of Nevada, opposing party is a resident of Indiana. No criminal history. No current open case in District Court. However, opposing party has opened a child support case.

Case Number: 2020-002767

Client wants assistance to get a Divorce. She married opposing party in 2015 and have been separated since 2016. They have no children, no assets and no debts.

Case Number: 2020-003207

Applicant is seeking assistance for divorce with sole/joint custody. The parties have a 5-year old son and a 2-year old son. Opposing party, is on the minor’s birth certificate. There is no domestic violence or child protective issues. Community property includes two cars – opposing party is the only one on the title for both vehicles, applicant’s checking account with $0 balance, and joint checking account with $0 balance. Community debt includes car loan with unknown balance. The reason for the divorce is abandonment by opposing party. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. No criminal history. No current open case in District Court.

Case Number: 2020-003222

Client would like representation in a modification of custody case.  Former partner filed a custody complaint, served the complaint by publication and obtained SOLE/SOLE custody order of their two children by default on 01-16-20. The children have been living with their father since January of 2019, Opposing party would let the children stay with client often. They had a falling out and he showed up to client’s house with the court order and took the children.  She was shocked with the court order, she had no idea that opposing party had obtained SOLE/SOLE custody. Opposing party is very strict about visitation and the visiting time is very limited. Client would like representation in setting aside the current order and modify to JOINT / JOINT.

Case Number: 2020-003646

Client is looking for a divorce and sole legal and physical custody of her 17 year old son. Her husband abandoned the family 9 years ago. The only community property is her 2006 vehicle. No community debt. Income qualified

Case Number: 2020-003396

Applicant is seeking assistance for custody modification to sole primary. The parties have a 3 -year old daughter. Opposing party is on the minor’s birth certificate. There has been domestic violence and child protective issues, the issue has been closed. The reason for the separation is due to opposing party’s drug and violence issues. Applicant states that she has proof of the violence. Parties are residents of Las Vegas.  Next court date is 6/25/2020 at 9am, Motion for Order to Show Cause, Judge Brown. There is only one child that should be involved in the case, however, opposing party included the other two children from applicant’s previous marriage. The custody order for those children was made in Los Angeles.  She is seeking sole/primary custody because opposing party works 5 days a week and child is left with opposing party’s parents. She claims that his parents are unfit to watch the child. Opposing party wants joint/primary, applicant alleges it is because he wants to relocate child to California.

Federal

Case Number: 2019-009680

Plaintiff, who is incarcerated in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”), has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In the Complaint, Plaintiff sues multiple defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center (“LCC”). Plaintiff filed an emergency grievance about the pain he was in because he used a catheter to urinate. It was well-known that it was medically proper to use a numbing solution when using a catheter. Plaintiff had well-documented prostate problems.  The doctor refused to order lidocaine for Plaintiff to use with the catheter. Plaintiff was in pain for ten months. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable deliberate indifference to serious medical needs claim.  It is further ordered that given the nature of the claim(s) that the Court has permitted to proceed, this action is stayed for 90 days to allow Plaintiff and Defendant(s) an opportunity to settle their dispute before the $350.00 filing fee is paid, an answer is filed, or the discovery process begins. During this 90-day stay period and until the Court lifts the stay, no other pleadings or papers may be filed in this case, and the parties will not engage in any discovery, nor are the parties required to respond to any paper filed in violation of the stay unless specifically ordered by the Court to do so. The Court will refer this case to the Court’s Inmate Early Mediation Program, and the Court will enter a subsequent order.

Case Number: 2020-002401

Plaintiff, who is incarcerated in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”), has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In the Complaint, Plaintiff sues multiple defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center (“LCC”). Plaintiff filed an emergency grievance about the pain he was in because he used a catheter to urinate. It was well-known that it was medically proper to use a numbing solution when using a catheter. Plaintiff had well-documented prostate problems.  Dr. Adamson refused to order lidocaine for Plaintiff to use with the catheter. Plaintiff was in pain for ten months. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable deliberate indifference to serious medical needs claim.  It is further ordered that given the nature of the claim(s) that the Court has permitted to proceed, this action is stayed for 90 days to allow Plaintiff and Defendant(s) an opportunity to settle their dispute before the $350.00 filing fee is paid, an answer is filed, or the discovery process begins. During this 90-day stay period and until the Court lifts the stay, no other pleadings or papers may be filed in this case, and the parties will not engage in any discovery, nor are the parties required to respond to any paper filed in violation of the stay unless specifically ordered by the Court to do so. The Court will refer this case to the Court’s Inmate Early Mediation Program, and the Court will enter a subsequent order.

Landlord/Tenant

Case Number: 2020-002297

Pc was renting an apartment at Las Vegas Apartments.  Client is stuck in Texas due to the Covi-19. She was given two eviction notice.  The first one in January, 2020.  The judge sided with her and the second notice was because she withheld rent.  The client was not working and landlord wouldn’t fix it.  She made an agreement with the landlord that she would pay December, January, February and $266.00 prorated rent for March and they would drop the eviction.  Client paid rent for December, January, February and the $266.00 for March.  A couple of days later she received another eviction notice.  She did not appear in court because she states she did not think she had to appear because she had already had made an agreement with the landlord.  On March 14, 2020 she moved out per agreement and on March 16, 2020 she requested her deposit back.  On March 18, 2020 she received a response telling her that she was in eviction status and she owed $3000.00 and they could put her deposit towards her balance. Client wants her deposit back, the eviction off her record and not be liable for the $3000.00.  Since she states she already paid everything.

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.