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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/26/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.
Case Number: 2020-001088
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 hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/6/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-001529
Two siblings, ages 4 years and 2 years old, came into DFS care in June 2017 after the youngest was born substance exposed. Since that time, the parents have made no progress on their case plans and their rights to the children were terminated the following year. The children were placed with their maternal grandparents pending adoption, but later removed due to environmental neglect and placed in foster care. The Department is continuing to find a home for the children with their younger sibling. Until then, the children are to have visitation with their younger sibling every other week. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.
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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 2:30 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 Permanency Planning Review on 01/21/2020 at 2:30 pm 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/17/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.
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 hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 10/27/2020 at 1:00 pm and a Review Hearing on 3/2/2021 at 2:30 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 9:00 am 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/28/2021 at 2:30 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: 2020-002214
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 Plea Hearing on 9/24/2020 at 10:30 am and a Review Hearing on 3/2/2021 at 2:30 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/3/2021 at 3:00 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/22/2021 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 hearings are; a Status Check on Reunification with Father on 10/22/2020 at 1:30 pm; and a Review Hearing on 2/25/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/17/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.
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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/3/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.
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 hearings are; 157 Hearing for Father on 11/18/2020 at 10:00 am; a Status Check on 12/9/2020 at 1:30 pm; and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/22/2021 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/10/2021 at 2:30 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 hearings are; Drug Court (Mother) on 10/22/2020 at 10:00 am; Status Check Hearing on 12/21/2020 at 10:00 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/24/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.
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 hearing is a 555 Hearing on 11/30/2020 at 9:30 am, and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 3/31/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.
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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/26/2021 at 3:00 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 hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.
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 Status Check on 10/21/20 at 10:15 for possible case closing and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/17/21 at 10:45 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 hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/14/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 21.
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 hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/6/2021 at 3:00 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: 2020-002554
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 hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/6/2021 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 hearing is 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: 2020-003324
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 is a Review Hearing on 11/18/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.
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 a Review Hearing on 11/25/2020 at 2:00 pm 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: 2020-003139
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 hearings are; a Status Check on Mother’s Progress on 1/7/2021 at 2:00 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/13/2021 at 2:00 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 Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm 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 Review Hearing on 12/8/2020 at 1:30 pm 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 Review Hearing on 11/25/2020 at 2:00 pm 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 hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/17/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.
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 Review Hearing on 11/17/2020 at 2:15 pm 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/7/2021 at 10:45 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 Review Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 10:45 am 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 Review Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.
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 Review Hearing on 12/1/20 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 Review Hearing on 11/10/2020 at 3:00 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 Review Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 10:45 am 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 Review Hearing on 10/29/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
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 Trial on 10/15/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-003554
A newborn baby girl tested positive for multiple substances when she was taken to the hospital for breathing issues. Hospital personnel noted that the baby was experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Baby was born at home, but mother went to work within a day after giving birth, leaving the child with the grandmother. The mother later attempted to take the baby from the hospital against medical advice. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and involvement with CPS. Neither parent has the client’s siblings in their care. Then next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-004882
Minor boy came into care on 6/26/2020. The child was born drug exposed. Mother admitted to using drugs during her pregnancy. The natural parents have three other children that are currently in protective custody. Ongoing issues with substance abuse and homelessness for parents, who did not appear for PCP hearing. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/10/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 21.
Case Number: 2020-004868
Subject Minors 1.5 and 4 months old were removed after 4 month old had humerus fracture. Family reports constant arguing and Domestic Violence between the young parents and that they seem overwhelmed and easily frustrated by the two young children. Natural Parents claimed that minor’s arm snapped while father was trying to swaddle him. Next hearing is a a Review Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.
Case Number: 2020-005044
A newborn baby girl was born substance exposed. Her mother has untreated mental health issues, and has lost her rights to other children. Baby is placed with an aunt, with the goal of connecting her somehow with her siblings. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-005131
A newborn boy came into DFS care in June 2020 after he was born substance exposed. The mother admitted to using methamphetamines during pregnancy and doesn’t plan to receive treatment for substance abuse. A putative father has been identified and paternity needs to be established. The child has been placed with his maternal grandparents. Next hearings are; a Trial Hearing on 10/16/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 1/5/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.
Case Number: 2020-005321
A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to illicit substances. His mother wants to care for him and has appropriate supplies. She continues to test positive for drugs while denying active use. Client is placed with family. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/6/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-005538
A newborn baby boy was born exposed to substances in utero. He was born in a hotel room bathtub and then transferred to the hospital. Mother tested positive for marijuana at the time of birth. The baby tested positive for amphetamines. The parents are homeless and do not have supplies to care for the baby, however they have expressed wanting to care for the but, are struggling with housing instability, drugs and mental health issues. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/5/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-005257
This 5 year old girl came into the system along with her 17 year old sister. The case has been separated since the girls are in different living situations. The girls came into the legal custody of the Department of Family Services in July 2019 due to neglect. Their mother was subsequently hospitalized and later deceased. The father’s rights were terminated in April 2020. The permanency plan for this 17 year old girl is other Other Planned Living Arrangements. Next hearing is set for a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-005111
Baby girlcame into DFS care on July 1, 2020. Mother has two older children who are currently wards of the Court and the permanency goal regarding those children is termination of parental rights and adoption. Mother tested positive for methamphetamine at the time of birth and later admitted that she had used methamphetamine throughout her pregnancy and as recently as three days before giving birth; mother was living in a room in an apartment of a friend she just met but was informed that she would need to leave within a week. Mother advised that she has located an apartment but has not yet signed a lease; therefore, lacks shelter to provide for the child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-005973
10 year old girl came into DFS care on July 9, 2020. Mother reported that the father is deceased, mother was arrested and there was no responsible adult available at the time of the arrest to take custody of the child. The home was described as being littered with trash, the ceiling was falling in, rodents were running throughout the house and drug paraphemalia was within the reach of the child. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-005523
Girl siblings, ages 13 and 6 years old came into DFS care on July 3, 2020. Mother’s (now) adult son was adjudicated as a delinquent child due to sexual misconduct with his sister when he was a juvenile. District Court Judge Bryce Duckworth ordered natural mother to exclude older son from the home ( 13 year old girl is now the same age as her sister when the sister was assaulted by him). Natural mother refuses to exclude her adult son from the home and told CPS that the girls could be taken. She does not believe that son sexually assaulted his sister. Mother has refused to obey the District Court Order and her conduct places the girls at risk of being victimized by their older brother. Natural father is in the Dominican Republic suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 10/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-007634
A newborn baby boy struggled with feeding at the time of birth; CPS found some indication of possible substance abuse by the mother. The mother also lacks stable housing, and doesn’t have her other kids in her care. The maternal grandmother is willing to help, and has an older sibling in her care. Next hearings are; Case Plan Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 1:30 pm, and a Review Hearing on 2/25/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-006388
An eight month old baby girl was taken into DFS custody after her mother was found locked out of the apartment during a psychotic episode. The mother is admitted to a mental health facility and the client was placed into a foster home. The father’s whereabouts are unknown a diligent search has been submitted. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/20/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-007663
Ten year old girl removed from the care of her mother by CPS due to domestic violence. During the investigation, there were multiple altercations. In one, the mother was the aggressor and the fiance sustained injuries. In another, the fiance was intoxicated, threw a chair through a window and injured himself on broken class. The client did not express fear of the violence during the initial interview. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/20/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-009036
A four year old girl was removed from her mother after the mother left her in the care of woman that she met on a Facebook group and the mother never returned as scheduled. Mother is suspected to be using drugs. A diligent search has been submitted for the father. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-003306
Four year old client was removed from his mother’s care after CPS found the minor, his mother and her boyfriend inside a U-Haul near a Smith’s. The adults had cocaine in their possession; the mother denied the cocaine was hers. Since this minor has been in foster care before, the Department of Family Services is seeking to fast track the case toward termination of parental rights. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-009745
Three year old boy was removed from his father’s care by CPS over concerns of domestic violence between the father and his family. The family reports the father leaving his son with them for extended periods of time with no plans for care. There are also concerns of drug use. The client’s mother is not in his life. Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 2/10/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-008594
Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on August 8, 2020. Natural mother was under the influence of controlled substances at the time of admission to give birth. She tested positive for heroin, opiates and THC. Preliminary tests indicate the minor child had the same substances in her system at the time of birth. Natural mother admitted using heroin on August 8, 2020, the date the child was born- The child remains in the NICU due to withdrawals. Natural mother lives in the tunnels with putative father, whose whereabouts are currently unknown. Neither natural mother nor natural father have resources to care for the minor child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 2/2/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-006143
Ten year old boy came into care over concerns of his mother’s drug use; the mother was mixing marijuana and prescription pain medication. At one point, she beat the client, leaving marks on his legs. Client is placed with family. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/31/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2019-007199
Siblings ages 5 and 4 came into DFS on September 2019 due to being neglected by the father while they were under his sole care and custody. Father admitted to using drugs. Mother experiences symptoms of bi-polar depression and/or mental health conditions, which are inadequately treated and impair her ability to properly care for the children. The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 3/3/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.
Case Number: 2020-009645
One year old girl removed from her home over concerns of significant domestic violence between the parents and possible physical abuse by the father against the daughter. Client is placed with a paternal cousin. Next hearings are; a Disposition/Status Check Hearing on 10/29/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 2/16/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-011534
Seven year old girl was removed by CPS after police found her with her mother in a car; the mother was passed out. Client was involved with CPS last year after the mother had left her home alone and unsupervised for extended periods of time. The father lives out of state, but there are some concerns regarding Domestic Violence with his girlfriend. The next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 9/28/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-011518
Two girls, ages 11 and 10, were placed into protective custody after their maternal aunt could no longer care for them. Their mother has been hospitalized since February; their father resides out of state and is trying to save money to come get them. The girls are placed with fictive kin, and are comfortable staying with her. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-008162
A sibling group of two, ages 8 and 4 years old, came into DFS custody after the mother was observed punching and hitting the eldest child while in California. A UCCJEA conference was held and it was determined that Nevada had jurisdiction due to a prior custody case between the parents. The children were subsequently returned to Las Vegas and placed with maternal relatives. The parents whereabouts are unknown at this time. Next hearings are; Status Check Hearing on 11/12/2020 at 10:00 am, Trial on 11/17/2020 at 10:00 am, and a Review Hearing on 1/12/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-011858
A seven year old girl was taken into protective custody after her mother suffered a psychotic breakdown, which was possibly induced by an illicit substance. At this time, father’s whereabouts are unknown. Client is placed with a childhood friend of her mother’s. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-011164
Brothers, ages 9 and 5, came into DFS care over concerns of active drug use by their mother, resulting in neglect and excessive corporal punishment. The mother was under the influence during the CPS investigation, and the family reported behaviors indicative of drug use (going into the bathroom for long periods of time with strangers). The children reported strangers coming in and out of the home. The apartment was very filthy when CPS showed up to the home, and the family was being evicted. The boys had bruises from times their mother hit them as punishment. They are placed together with of the boy’s paternal aunt. Next hearing is a Disposition on 11/4/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-008675
Group of four siblings ages, 7 year old boy, 6 year old boy, 5 year old boy and 1 year old girl came into DFS care on August 10, 2020 due to concerns of inadequate supervision. A warrant was obtained in this matter. Housekeeping at Suncoast hotel came into a hotel room and found the 7 year old and 5 year old minors alone in the hotel room. Parents had taken the other children to a birthday party at Circus Circus, intending to be gone only a short time. The parents allegedly went to urgent care as mother felt ill and there had been a diagnosis of COVID-19 within the family. Parents saw there was a long line and returned to the hotel. Parents claim they left the kids in the room unsupervised because they were still sleeping. The Department suspects the children were left longer than originally contended by the parents, and there are concerns that the parents use the older minor as a caretaker for the kids. The family has been involved with the Department multiple times. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 10/29/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-003082
1 month old baby boy came into DFS care on May 5, 2020 due to natural 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. Natural mother went into West Care for inpatient drug treatment and then left that facility. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-012476
These two children, ages 11 and 5 came into care on August 26, 2020 with allegations of neglect. The home had rotten food, trash, dog feces and urine all over the floor and reported to be a safety concern. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 10/28/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 20.
Case Number: 2020-010911
This child age 12 yeard old came into care on August 26, 2020 with allegations of neglect. The home had rotten food, trash, dog feces and urine all over the floor and reported to be a safety concern. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 10/28/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 20.
Case Number: 2020-011527
Newborn baby was exposed to meth and marijuana in utero. Her parents have longstanding drug issues and no real plan to get sober. Baby placed with maternal relatives after short stay in the NICU. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 10/20/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-010713
A sibling group of a two year old boy and his one year old brother were removed from their parents’ care over concerns of domestic violence. CPS placed the toddlers with their maternal aunt. The mother reports being very motivated to get her kids in home with services. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 10/27/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-012024
A 6 sibling group ages 13, 11, 8, 7, 3, and 2 came into care on September 10, 2020 due to ongoing domestic violence between the father of one of the minors, mother and the subject minors. Both mother and 8 year old minor reported that the father has committed domestic violence against them. Multiple instances of domestic violence have been reported in the past, with the police being called out to the family many times. The father is reported to be a heavy drinker; mother seems unable to break away from this cycle of violence. The other respective fathers do not seem to be involved in the lives of the children, though the father to 7 year old has been located and alleges that this is due to Mother withholding minor from him. He is being looked into as a possible non-offending parent. Mother is currently pregnant and is expected to give birth any day. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 14.
Case Number: 2020-013560
This 3 year old girl came into care on 9/20/20 after mother left town for a few days and children were removed from girl’s father when he was arrested. It was found that girl’s father had been texting with the father of older boy sibling and arranging an exchange of older boy sibling for money. Father of older boy sibling has absconded with older sibling at this time. Mother is pregnant at this time, and counsel has been appointed to represent her. Mom was in the system herself as a child. Level of parental participation appears to be minimal. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 11/5/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.
Case Number: 2020-013057
Two siblings, ages 7 years and 5 years, came into DFS care in September 2020 due to continued, ongoing domestic violence in the home and the mother’s lack of cooperation. The Department was unable to implement and in-home present danger plan due to the environment being out of control and unpredictable. The mother denies that domestic violence is occurring. The whereabouts of the named fathers is unknown. The children have been placed with relatives. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 10/20/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.
Case Number: 2020-014581
Minors Age 7 and Age 5 were removed from the home on July 17, 2020 due to allegations physically or mentally abused or neglect the children where the natural father and step-mother have caused physical or mental injury of a non-accidental nature or provided negligent treatment or maltreatment where the children have been subjected to harmful behavior that is terrorizing, painful or emotionally traumatic, in the manner following, to-wit: The child have been exposed to domestic violence between their father and step-mother and witnessed their destruction of the home. Natural Father was arrested on/ about July 15, 2020. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/10/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.
Case Number: 2020-004434
1 year old girl came into DFS care on June 19, 2020 due to failure to provide safe shelter for the minor child and possible drug use by the natural parents rendering them incapable to provide for the child. Natural parents have been observed smoking rnethamphetamine and heroin in the presence of the minor child. The home was inspected and found to be without power, broken glass and debris littered the home. The child has been removed from the home by relatives when the parents have been found passed out. The minor child had a bright red rash on his bottom, he had a cut on his left index finger which appeared swollen (possibly from infection). There were other marks, bruises or cuts on the minor child as well. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-003434
Newborn client was exposed in utero to marijuana and methamphetamine. While in the hospital, the mother refused to name the father and demonstrated erratic behavior. Medical professionals believe there is untreated mental health, as the mother was yelling at times; other times, she appeared to be talking to someone and responding to questions, although nobody else was in the room. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.
Case Number: 2020-005929
Five siblings, ages 9 yrs to 6months, came into DFS care in July 2020 due to domestic violence occurring in the home in the presence of the children. Mother is minimizing the frequency of the domestic violence incidents. There have been several call outs to the home from law enforcement. Mother has not reached out to any local resources for victims of domestic violence. Mother has prior CPS history. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 1/27/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.
Case Number: 2020-014928
A 9 year old boy came into DFS care in October 2020 due to his mother hitting him causing an injury to his face. She has another open investigation for a bruise/cut to the child’s leg. The mother was arrested. The natural father is uninvolved and no contact information was provided. The child reported that the altercation occurred because he refused to take his medication. The child has a tendency to become violent with others. There are no relatives able to adequately care for and/or address his behaviors. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.
Case Number: 2020-015157
10 Year old girl came into DFS care on October 7, 2020. Minor child reported to her mother and to DFS that her father had sexually assaulted her on two separate occasion. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 10/28/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.
Case Number: 2020-013509
Two siblings, ages 10 and 1, were removed from their mother’s care after she came home intoxicated and got physical with her girlfriend. CPS suspects there are untreated mental health issues. The home was also in a deplorable condition. The 10 year old’s father showed up to court and would like placement. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 10/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 6.
Case Number: 2020-014470
Newborn client removed from parents’ care after being exposed to heroin in utero. Hospital personnel found mother preparing to inject herself while in the hospital bathroom and believe it was the father who supplied to drug. Mother left hospital against medical advice and did not return to visit the client while he was in the NICU. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 10/29/2020 at 10:00 in Courtroom 18.