Case Number: 2022-010168


Minor girls ages 5 and 3 came into DFS custody on June 11, 2022 after mother left the minor children to be cared by her older son.  Mother is aware that son has behavioral issues, has displayed aggressive behaviors since the death of his grandmother, suffers from ADHD and has untreated mental health issues.  Older sibling left the girls alone and unsupervised.  When DFS investigator inspected the home, it was found to be in inadequate conditions.  The mother tested positive for methamphetamine on her last drug test.  Also, the parents have an extensive history of domestic violence witnessed by the children. At this time, these two sibling girls are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 06/01/2023 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-010062


On or about 6/7/2022, DFS received a report of physical risk to a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old by their parents. There is a history of domestic violence between the parents and allegations of physical discipline of the children by the father. The mother has TPOs against the father, although she allowed him back into the home and he was there when DFS took the kids into care. The father reportedly has schizophrenia, abuses alcohol, and uses methamphetamine. As a result, these children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check on 02/07/2023 at 10:00 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/23/2023 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 10. 

Case Number: 2022-010196


Three siblings, ages 11, 6, and 3, were removed from their home on or about June 10, 2022 after their mother left the home and allowed the 11-year-old, who may have developmental delays, in charge of her younger siblings. The mother has mental health issues. The mother was arrested and DFS determined the maternal grandmother an inappropriate caregiver. The family home was filthy when they removed the children. The grandmother lived with the mother and children so she is included as a party to the case because she reportedly contributed to the circumstances that led to the removal of the children. The participation of the various fathers is not yet known. At this time, the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check Hearing on 03/16/2023 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/18/2023 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2022-012002


An 8-month-old girl came into DFS care in July 2022 after their mother and her girlfriend were involved in a domestic violence incident. Initially the mother agreed to an out-of-home present danger plan with a maternal relative that transitioned into an in-home plan. She violated the in-home safety plan resulting in present danger and the need to take protective custody of the child. There is a pattern of domestic violence between the two women. Both women withheld details of the incident. The mother denies that anything physical occurred and advised that she did not have her daughter with her. She further denied violating the in-home plan. The child is placed with a relative. As a result, this little baby 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(s): Evidentiary Hearing on 02/01/2023 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 07/19/2023 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-012520


A group of 4 siblings (2 boys and 2 girls) came into DFS care in 2019 due to allegations of abuse to 1 year old boy.  This case is specific to the two-girls ages  8 and 2 year old.  The two boys are aligned on their wishes and on a separate CAP case.  CPS became involved when the mother brought 1 year old boy t the hospital with burns all around his feet.  DFS determined through testimony that the mother’s boyfriend caused the burns to the minor.  Several times, the mother has been involved with DFS and complied with her case plan and eventually the children are returned to her custody.  However, she continues to bring her boyfriend around the minors without any hesitation of the danger she’s placing the children in.  The girls want to reunify with their mother but not the boyfriend and believe she can keep the boyfriend away from them so they do not have to live with him.  The goal is adoption and the Judge granted a waiver of reasonable efforts for all parents in January 2022.  At this time, the two girls are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s):  Calendar Call on 02/22/2023 at 3:30 pm; Adjudicatory Trial on 03/27/2023 at 9:30 am and Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/03/2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 9. 

Case Number: 2021-036674


After their father struck the oldest child with an open fist, a 6-year-old and a 5-year-old came into DFS care. The father struck the 6-year-old boy near his left eye and his temple leaving a reddish bruise. He was arrested for the incident and later convicted of gross misdemeanor Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment and incarcerated for 6 months with 30 days credit for time served. Their mother’s whereabouts are unknown. At this time, these children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 06/13/2023 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10. 

Case Number: 2022-013612


Three siblings, ages 15, 11, & 3 yrs, came into DFS care with their older brother due to their mother’s emotional instability, developmental status, or cognitive deficiency impairing her ability to care for the children. This case is specific to the 15-year-old, 11-year-old, and 3-year-old. The family has prior history with DFS because of allegations of environmental neglect and inadequate supervision. Attempts were made to locate the natural fathers and two have been located. The children have been placed together with fictive kin. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Case Plan (Father) on 02/02/2023 at 11:00 am and Permanency Planning Hearing on 07/19/2023 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-014032


A 7-year-old and his siblings were removed from their home due to his mother and self-father being unable to control their behavior and engaging in domestic violence on a weekly basis in front of the kids. This case is specific to the 7-year-old boy. The 7-year-old has a different dad who may have sexually abused him previously. He also has an IEP for speech therapy. When they were taken into care, the home was very dirty and there were roaches in the 11-month-old’s diaper. All three children are placed with the paternal grandmother of the youngest two children and the siblings are to stay placed together. However, the 7-year-old recently reportedly inappropriately touched one of his younger siblings and he is no longer allowed to sleep in the same room as them. The 7-year-old needs his own separate counsel to advocate on his behalf. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/29/2023 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-014440


Siblings, 4 year old boy and 1 year old infant came into DFS custody due to allegations of ongoing drug use by the parents, domestic violence between parents and against the children and maternal grandmother. There have been numerous calls to the police department in regards to family disturbance.  The parents lack resources, housing and income to provide for the basic needs of the children.  These children need an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 3/16/2023 at 3:30 p.m., in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-014578


1 month old baby girl came into DFS custody after both her and mother tested positive for opiates and amphetamine.  Mother admitted to the Department her drug usage while pregnant.  After birth, baby suffered from withdrawal symptoms and had to be treated while hospitalized.  Father has also reported using methamphetamine continously.  The parents lack the ability to care for the well-being of baby girl.  This young baby girl 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(s): Review Hearing on 02/21/2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014612


Baby girl came into DFS custody after both her and mother tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamines, and marijuana.  Mother admitted to using drugs and drinking alcohol while pregnant.  Father also has a history of substance abuse.  The parents lack stable housing and income to meet the basic needs of the child.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014029


Newborn baby girl was removed from Mother’s custody after an altercation between mother and maternal grandmother.  Minor received an injury on her foot due to items being thrown around the house during the altercation. Mother was residing with maternal grandmother and was evicted after incident, leaving her with bouncing from place to place with minor.  This minor girl 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(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 07/25/2023 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-015556


Newborn baby boy was removed by DFS after hospital made a report. The mother and her boyfriend, who is the infant’s father, have an open case with CPS due to allegations of physical abuse towards the mother’s oldest child caused by the boyfriend.  The mother has knowledge of the ongoing abuse and has not done anything to prevent or stop it from occurring. The boyfriend was charged with Child Abuse.  Even after the allegations and ongoing criminal case,  the mother continues to provide conflicting stories as to the abuse and has not taken any steps to protect the minor children from her boyfriend. This infant is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Plea Ajdudicatory Trial on 02/16/2023 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-015430


Boy siblings ages, 1-year-old and 3 months old came into DFS custody after both parents were arrested for being fugitives from Carson City for kidnapping. Mother has also been the victim of domestic violence perpetrated by the father and continues to maintain a relationship with him and allows him to reside with the children despite the abuse caused to her and the children.   These boys are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing 03/14/2023 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014565


Sibling group ages 12 year old, 9 year old, and newborn boy came into DFS custody due to allegations of improper care and supervision. The mother has a history of drug abuse, and she has admitted to daily use of fentanyl throughout her pregnancy with newborn baby boy.  Newborn tested positive for opiates and amphetamines at the time of birth.  The mother also lacks the safe and stable housing, income and employment to provide for the basic needs of the children.  The father is incarcerated with charges of Murder and attempt murder and is considered inappropriate to care for the children because of his arrest for crimes related to violent behaviors, creating an impending danger for the minor children. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services, including educational services, are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 02/28/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 11.  

Case Number: 2022-016201


Newborn baby girl came into DFS custody after mother was found at a gas station acting erratic and was taken to the hospital.  Both parents have history with drug use and their parental rights were terminated in early 2022 as to two other children.  The parents lack the protective capacity and do not have a safe place for this newborn.  They claimed they were residing with mother’s parents, however, the grandparents have denied it.  At this time 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(s) Review Hearing on 03/28/2023 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2022-015472


Group of boy siblings ages 14, 6, and 4 years old came into DFS custody over concerns of the parent’s physical abuse of their step-siblings.  The step-siblings are the biological children of father on this case and they are the main victims on the case, however, all children were removed.  At this, these boys are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Calendar Call on 03/23/2023 at 10:15 am; Adjudicatory Trial (Day 1) on 04/13/2023 at 9:30 am; Trial (Day 2) on 04/14/2023 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-016660


Newborn baby girl came into the custody of DFS after being born substance exposed.  Both mother and newborn were found positive for amphetamines and opiates at the time of delivery.  The mother admitted to regular use of both substances.  The mother and named father have an older child, whose parental rights were recently terminated.  DFS has been unable to contact the parents.  Minor 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(s): Review Hearing on 05/02/2023 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-015804


17-year old boy came into the custody of the department due to abandonment by his parents. Minor was admitted into a treatment facility, at time of release, his parents could not be contacted to pick up minor.  Parents indicated they do not want minor in the home and are not willing to provide care for him.  At this time, the subject minor is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s):  Review Hearing on 03/21/2023 at 2:15 p.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-015176


Minor children ages 8, 7, and 2 year old came into DFS custody due to neglect.  The mother neglected the children by failing to provide them with proper care, supervision, shelter or other care necessary for their well-being.   The mother left the children in the care of their maternal grandparents without making any proper legal arrangements for their care.  Mother primarily resides in California with her boyfriend. Both parents have history of drug use, which compromises their ability to care for the children.  At this time, the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 2:15 p.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-014481


The family came to the attention of DFS due to allegations of physical risk neglect by mother to newborn baby boy.  Newborn is identified as being affected by parental substance use and having withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal exposure.  Mother used heroin during the duration of the pregnancy and also admitted to taking administered drugs.  The mother and the father were living together during the pregnancy, and it is also known that he was using drugs.  This infant is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2022-016312


Newborn baby boy was removed by DFS due to allegations of abuse and neglect.  At time of removal, both parents were found to be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, compromising their ability to care for minor. The parents have a history of substance abuse and extended history with DFS.  This baby is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 03/30/2023 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-014568 (Pending Placement)


9 year old boy came into DFS custody due to abandonment.  The father disclosed the mother suffers from mental health conditions that she is treating but not in a position to care for minor.  DFS has been unable to ascertain whether mother poses any risk to the safety and welfare of the child due to limited contact.  The father is pending a jury trial for physically abusing minor on November 2020.   Father grabbed minor in a choke hold, dropped him on the ground and then punched him in the head multiple times for being around children whom father did not approve.  If convicted, minor cannot be released to father unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that no physical or psychological harm to the child will result from the release.  At this time, minor is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-015221


3-month old baby girl came into DFS custody due to concerns of physical risk by the mother.  The mother is a 17-year old, former CAP client.  There are concerns of Mental Health issues and been a victim of sex trafficking. Law enforcement has been involved in multiple domestic violence incidents between the mother and the father.  Mother lacks the capacity to protect minor from being exposed to domestic violence.  At this time, this baby is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-014288


12 year old boy was removed by DFS due to concerns of physical risk. The father and his girlfriend have history of domestic violence.  Law enforcement has been called out to the home several times in regards to domestic violence incidents.  The father and his girlfriend lack protective capacity, they have failed to take action to protect the minor from being exposed to domestic violence.  The natural mother has abandoned minor by having no contact and failing to provide financial or other support. At this time, this minor boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 02/14/2023 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-015180


Newborn boy came into DFS custody over concerns of substance exposure. Infant was regularly being exposed to other individuals who were using/and or possessed and/or were under the influence of illegal drugs. At the time of removal, both parents submitted to a hair and urine drug test and tested positive. Both parents have a long history of illicit substance abuse which impacts their ability to care and provide for the minor.  At this time, this minor boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing(s):  Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 3:30 p.m., in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-014893


2 year old boy was removed by DFS due to allegations of substance exposure.  Mother took minor to the emergency room, stating that minor had ingested a morphine pill that was laying on the ground.  Minor was admitted to the pediatric ICU at Sunrise Hospital and tested positive for opiates.  Mother admitted to DFS that she used methamphetamine and refused to be drug tested.  The father is incarcerated at High Desert State Prison due to a conviction of Trafficking Controlled Substance.   This minor boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 02/21/2023 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-017434


7 year old boy came into DFS custody after Mother left him under the father’s custody while she was out of town working. The father left minor unsupervised at home with THC and firearms within reach while he went and committed an armed robbery at a discount store. Subsequently, getting arrested. At this time this child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 02/07/2023 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-028371


A 1 year old boy came into DFS care due to concerns of being substance-exposed. He tested positive for multiple drugs at birth and his mother was also positive for the same substances. After the infant’s birth, the mother was placed on a legal 2000 hold for psychosis. She confirmed she abuses prescription medication and also reported she is homeless and cannot provide a stable residence for her child.  This infant boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/02/2023 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-017440 (Pending Placement)


Sibling girls ages 13 and 12 years old were removed by DFS due to lack of resources on mother’s part.  There are allegations of lack of food in the home, unstable housing, and domestic violence between mother and her boyfriend.  Minors are currently at Child Haven.  As a result, these girls are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 05/22/2023 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-017266


Group of siblings, 13 year old boy,  8 year old girl, and 4 year old boy came into DFS custody due to allegations of physical risk.  The report indicates that the parents regularly engage in domestic violence in the presence of the children.  Furthermore, the father has physically abused the 13 year old boy on several occasions. He is currently pending charges for Child Abuse or Neglect.  The minor children are placed with adult sibling and the mother has been engaging in visitation with DFS assistance.  As such the children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 02/02/2023 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-017374


Newborn baby girl came into DFS custody due to the mother experiencing postpartum depression, family violence, and the parent’s ability to take care of minor.  The parent’s were recently involved in a domestic violence incident against one of the infant’s siblings.  While mother was fighting with the father, she attempted to pull the minor sibling out of her car seat, as she was unsuccessful, she threw a rock at the vehicle sibling was in, smashing the window and shattering glass everywhere.  The mother was arrested for this incident.  The father has numerous domestic violence reports regarding infant’s sibling and the mother.  This baby 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(s): Review Hearing on 05/02/2023at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-015998


Group of siblings ages 18, 12, and 10 years old came into DFS custody due to allegations of physical risk and concerns of domestic violence in the home.  There are also concerns that the mother is using drugs in the home, and she becomes mentally irrational while on drugs.  The home is reported to be messy and unsanitary.  The father was arrested and convicted of two counts of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence as a result of a reported incident.  At this time, the minor children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s):  Review Hearing on 04/04/2023 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-015446


5 year old and 2 year old sibling girls came into DFS custody in response to allegations of neglect, inadequate supervision and physical risk.  Natural mother continues struggling with drugs, which compromises her ability to care for the children.  The father has been unable to demonstrate behavioral change or complete the objectives of his case plan for reunification in another DFS case.  He also continues having issues with drugs and domestic violence against the mother.  At this time, these minor girls are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/21/2023 at 2:15 pm, and Permanency Planning Hearing on 09/19/2023 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-017558


3-year old girl came into DFS custody due to the mother’s neglect when infant was left alone at a playground.  The authorities were called and the mother was arrested due to outstanding warrants and battery.  There are two older siblings on a separate case, who have been under the care of a family member due to mother’s instability.  The mother refused to provide police any information for placement with any family members or fictive kin, and this minor was placed in a foster home.  At this time, this infant girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 04/04/2023 at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom 8. 

Case Number: 2022-017459


Newborn baby girl came into DFS custody due to infant and the mother testing positive for amphetamines and marijuana at the time of birth.  The mother has a prior history with substance abuse to include prior history with DFS.  The father also has history of substance abuse and prior arrests for substance, which impedes his ability to care for minor.  At this time, infant baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place for her to be safe environment.  The next hearing(s): Status Check Hearing (Possible Negotiation) on 02/07/2023 at 3:00 pm; Adjudicatory Trial on 03/23/2023 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-016096


Newborn baby boy came into DFS custody after testing positive for Opiates.  Both mother and infant tested positive for drugs at the time of the birth.  Mother admitted to daily drug use during the pregnancy.  The father indicated he is able to be financially responsible for mother and son, however, he has a history of drug use.  An In-Home plan could not be completed at the time of removal.  Parental relatives have been identified for placement once baby boy is discharged from the hospital.  This infant is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s) Status Check (Relinquishment) on 01/31/2023 at 11:00 am; Review Hearing on 04/04/2023 at 3:00 pm; and Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/03/2023 at 10:15 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-017903


3-year old girl came into DFS custody when she was found unsupervised wandering around her apartment complex.  Hours went by before natural parents were able to be contacted; both parents were arrested.  Minor is placed with paternal grandmother and has been doing great.  She is visiting her sister monthly, visits both parents, and the mother has been picking her up from daycare some days.  At this time, this minor is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 03/09/2023 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-016820


Newborn baby girl came into the custody of DFS after testing positive for illicit substances at birth.  The mother refused to sign any documentation nor did she provide any contact information for the minor’s birth certificate application.  DFS learned that the father also struggles with drug use.  The mother was uncooperative and refused to provide DFS with any information regarding to the father.  At this time, this baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s):  Review Hearing on 05/02/2023 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/31/2023 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-016769


Newborn baby boy came into DFS custody in response to allegations of neglect.  Baby boy had was admitted to the NICU after birth to undergo an emergency surgery.  Since, the mother has not visited the infant at the hospital.  She is not present to bond with her baby or provide the child with parental love and affection.  The mother has history of drug use and has admitted to using during her pregnancy, which lead to minor being born substance exposed and suffer withdrawal symptoms.  The father has not taken any steps to establish paternity of the minor or have any contact.  . At this time the subject minor is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 12/20/2022 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-016119


Three-month old baby came into DFS custody over allegations that both baby and mother tested positive for Opiates after birth.  After the department interviewed the parents, it was learned that they both have a problem with daily drug use.  They do no have stable housing and lack the appropriate resources to provide basic needs for the baby. Infant is placed with paternal grandparents.  At this time this baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 04/11/2023 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-017377


Newborn baby boy came into custody after DFS received a report with allegations of harm from mother towards baby. The mother experiences symptoms of bipolar disorder with psychosis and other mental health conditions, which are inadequately treated and impair her ability to care for the baby. She has an extensive history of mental health issues and prolonged psychiatric hospitalizations. The Department has been unable to ascertain whether the father poses any risks to the safety and welfare of the child due to lack of contact.  At this time, this baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Calendar Call on 02/21/2023 at 10:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 03/24/2023 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-017808


Sibling sisters ages 13, and 10 year old came into DFS custody over allegations of substance abuse, education and medical neglect by the parents.  The parents have neglected the children by failing to provide them with proper care, custody, supervision, shelter and other care necessary for their well-being.  As a result, these minor girls are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 04/13/2023 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-017473


6 year old girl came into DFS custody due to allegations of physical risk. Mother experiences symptoms of depression, self-harm and other mental health conditions, which are inadequately treated and impair her ability to care for the minor. The mother was placed on a Legal 2000 by law enforcement and transported to hospital at the time of removal. The natural father is no listed on the minor’s birth certificate, therefore, she could not be placed with him until DFS verifies he is a fit placement.  This minor girl 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. The next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 03/02/2023 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2023-000133 (Urgent)


8 month old baby girl came into DFS care after unsecured firearms, other weapons, drugs, and evidence of selling of drugs were found in the parent’s Mesquite home. The home was also found to be inadequate for the minor.  The mother and two other adults residing in the home were arrested.  The father was not present at the time of arrest.  He is currently on parole.  This baby girl 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(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 02/15/2023 at 1:30 pm; Review Hearing on 05/02/2023 at 2:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/03/2023 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-018185


Newborn baby boy came into DFS custody after the Department received a report of allegations of neglect and physical risk.  Both mother and minor tested positive for opiates at the time minor was born.  The newborn was also born with respiratory distress all due to mother’s drug use.  At this time, this baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 05/09/2023 at 2:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/14/2023 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 8. 

Case Number: 2022-018102


4 year old girl came into DFS custody due to allegations of inadequate supervision, lack of shelter and other care necessary for the minor’s well-being.  The mother’s alcohol and drug use compromise her ability to care for minor.  At the time of removal, mother was intoxicated and could not provide adequate care for the minor.  As a result, mother was arrested for Child Abuse, Neglect or Endangerment and has pending charges in the Henderson Justice Court.  Paternity of the minor has not yet been established as to the putative father.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights as to permanency, placement and visitation to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 04/13/2023 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2022-016709


Group of siblings ages 7, 5, 4, and 2 years old came into DFS custody due to allegations of risk of physical injury.  The minors reside with the father and his girlfriend, who also has kids of her own from another relationship.  The removal came after an incident where the father’s girlfriend ended up in the hospital due to injuries suffered during a verbal argument that escalated to a physical one.  At the hospital, the girlfriend called the father of her children, when he showed up at the hospital, the father of these children also showed up, they got into an altercation and this father shot the other father and left.  The mother of the children lacks stable housing, income and resources to provide basic needs for her children.  At this time, these minors are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s):  Calendar Call on 02/21/2023 at 9:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 03/13/2023 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-018110


Newborn boy came into DFS custody due to Physical Risk.  Mother has a history of drug use and  she lacks the necessary resources to provide for the minor’s well-being.  Both mother and baby tested positive for drugs at time of birth.  The mother has denied using drugs.  The mother has an open case for another child where drugs were also the reason of removal. The father of this newborn boy is unknown.  This newborn boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. The next hearing(s):  Review Hearing on 03/27/2023 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2023-000477


Group of siblings ages 13, 12, and 10 years old came into DFS custody due to abuse and neglect.  The mother has not met her case plan goals related to her failure to protect the children from sexual abuse or made the behavior changes necessary for the children to be safe in her care.  The father has been involved in incidents of domestic violence with his live-in girlfriend in presence of the children putting their welfare at risk of harm.  On December 2022, the father left the minor children home alone for several days.  He was then arrested and did not make arrangements for the children.  Both parents have been convicted of violations which prohibit the minors to be released to them.  At this time, the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 02/02/2023 at 10:15 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-017591


Newborn baby boy came into DFS custody after being born premature and experiencing respiratory distress at birth.  Baby boy is the product of an assault and the father is unknown.  Natural mother has a history of mental health related issues and has three other children not in her care.  The Department also found out that the mother continues to have a relationship with the father of her other children, even though there is an active Protection Order Against Domestic Violence against him.  At this time, this baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing(s):  Adjudicatory Trial on 02/22/2023 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2022-018339


Sibling girls ages 16 and 15 were removed by DFS due to abuse and neglect.  The mother experiences symptoms of mental health conditions, which are inadequately treated and impair her ability to care for the minor girls.  Father’s controlled substance crimes and domestic violence against the mother create impending dangers for the girls.  At this time, these teenage girls are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 02/16/2023 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2023-000486


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care due to inadequate supervision.  Both parents are incarcerated on charges of Open Murder and Child Abuse with Substantial Bodily Harm.  They have been charged for the death of their other infant son.   At this time, this baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 02/06/2023 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2023-000453


2 year old girl came was removed by DFS due to allegations of mother’s inability to meet the needs of minor due to her alcohol/drug abuse. Also, mother has been diagnosed with seizures which only increase her ability to tend for infant when she starts drinking and using illegal drugs. The father left the mother with the care of minor, even after knowing she was unable to provide proper care.   This infant girl 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(s): Plea Hearing (Mother) on 02/07/2023 at 10:30 am and Plea Hearing (Father) on 03/07/2023 at 10:30 am in Courtroom 12.