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: 2020-000804


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: 2020-002085


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: 2020-003013


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. An Adjudicatory Trial was set for 6/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

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: 2020-003554


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: 2020-009745


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 hearing is a Review Hearing on 2/10/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

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 hearings are; Case Plan Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 1:30 pm, and a Review Hearing on 3/25/2021 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 Review Hearing on 3/3/2021 at 2:00 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 12/10/2020 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 Permanency Planning Hearing on 5/4/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

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 Review Hearing on 3/16/2021 at 3:00 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 Review Hearing on 3/9/2021 at 3:30 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 12/1/2020 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 hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 11:00 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 1/8/2021 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: 2020-014928


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 hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial for Father on 1/29/2021 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 4/7/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

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 Disposition Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 1:30 pm 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 Review Hearing on 4/20/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-016560


3 year old and 1 year old brothers were removed from their mother and grandparents after their mother was arrested.  CPS’ investigation revealed that the mother has a longstanding meth problem. She reportedly uses in front of the children, and has left them home alone while engaging in drug seeking behaviors.  The mother’s boyfriend is aggressive with her, and was recently released from jail.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-016793


Sibling group of 7 children ages 12 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 8 year old girl, 5 year girl, 3 and 2 year old boys and 1 year old girl came into DFS care on October 23, 2020. The children have been left with the natural mother after natural father Cristian was arrested on multiple counts of sexual and physical abuse. The 3 older girls have made statements regarding specific conduct by natural father Cristian. Natural father Cristian admitted the sexual conduct with 12 year old. 10 year old boy detailed instances of physical abuse perpetrated by natural father Cristian, including striking his buttocks and body with a stick, and squeezing his nose closed and covering his mouth and immersing his head in water. Oldest child told her mother of the sexual abuse and her mother did not believe her. Natural mother admitted daughter had told her and that she had not believed her.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-016773


9 year old boy came into DFS care on October 20, 2020. Natural father, was arrested and is incarcerated on multiple counts of sexual abuse and physical abuse of his girlfriend’s children and is therefore unable to care for this child. Natural mother is deceased.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-017071


Newborn baby girl was born prematurely by C section; she was exposed in utero to illicit substances.  The father is reluctant to cooperate, given past CPS interactions.  The mother admitted to use and seems willing to work on getting better and accepting help. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 12/29/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-015638


CPS removed two siblings, ages 3 and 3 months, when LVMPD executed a warrant on the mother’s home for possession and distribution of methamphetamines.  CPS was able to talk to the father, but he has an active warrant for domestic violence.  Maternal family members also came forward to take placement of the clients, but were denied due to matters listed on their respective background checks. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 11/12/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-011255


Four siblings, ages 11, 9, 6, and 4 were removed from the home over concerns of substance abuse.  The house was incredibly dirty, and the family was in the process of being evicted.  The siblings are placed together in a higher level of care foster home.  Next hearings are; Case Plan on 11/18/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 3/24/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-017413


These children came into care on 10/28/2020. One of the minors was in PICU/UMC for having amphetamine in system. Other minor was drug tested and came back positive for methanphetamines, mother tested positive as well. Mother admitted to selling drugs for money. The natural father has history of domestic violence, father is reported to be homeless and lives in a shelter in California. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 9:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-018374


Four year old girl removed from her parents’ care over concerns of mother’s drug use and domestic violence between the parents. The family initially came into contact with CPS when the father discovered the mother’s drug paraphernalia in the reach of the client.  Although the father was initially thought to be safe, he was later arrested for DV against the mother in front of the child.  The client is placed with the paternal aunt.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 11/30/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-018705


This child came to the attention of the court on a Direct Petition filed on 11/12/2020. There is an issue of neglect. The natural parent’s have an issue with drugs, mental health and domestic violence. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 1/6/2021 at 3:00 pm and Adjudicatory Trial on 1/21/2021 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-019538


Sibling group of 3 minor sisters, ages 6 years old, 1 year old and 4 month baby came into DFS care on November 17, 2020. Natural mother was arrested for DUI with accident approximately October 5, 2020. The children were placed with maternal grandfather. Subsequently, natural mother left the residence of her father, accompanied by 6 year old minor, and went to a friend’s home where she apparently ingested methamphetamine. Maternal grandfather went to the house the following day and took physical custody of minor girl. The whereabouts of one of the natural fathers is unknown. Another one of the fathers is incarcerated on unrelated charges in the CCDC.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-019381


16 year old boy, 13 year old girl, 9 year old boy and 8 year old boy came into DFS care on November 17, 2020. Natural mother’s older children were sexually abused by natural father.  Meanwhile, mother remained in a relationship with father, traveling with the children back and forth between Los Angeles, California, and Las Vegas.  An investigation was started by L.A. County of serious methamphetamine use by father and notified Clark County DFS. Natural mother and the children were located in Las Vegas and a safety plan was put in place on October 23, 2020 for natural mother to prevent father from contacting with the children. The next day natural mother and the children were gone and returned to California. 16 year old boy was left in California and natural mother along with other siblings together with father returned to Las Vegas. Father sexually molested 13 year old minor while natural mother and the other minors slept. Natural mother and the children were located but father escaped arrest at that time. Natural mother was arrested for failing to protect her children from father.  Father was later found and arrested. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.