Case Number: 2021-032072


A 15-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old girl came into DFS care on October 20, 2021 because of reports that the adults in the home were smoking out of a pipe and have a history of illicit drug abuse. Both parents admitted to using methamphetamine. The father of the 15-year-old has also been violent with her. These minor 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/19/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-031423 (Pending Placement)


A 5-year-old girl was brought into DFS care on or about October 5, 2021 because of allegations of bruises/cuts and physical risk to her by her father. One or both of the parents cannot control their behavior and lack parenting knowledge, skills, and the motivation to care for the little girl. The child may also have an unaddressed developmental delay. Both parents avoid parenting and basic care as they will leave the child in the care of others. The mother leaves little girl in the care of others while she uses drugs. As a result, she 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 10/05/2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Case Number: 2021-033202


A 6-year-old girl came into DFS care on October 27, 2021 because the child was at risk of physical harm by an adult sibling. The little girl was living with the adult sibling after her maternal grandmother/adopted mother had a stroke and is in the hospital. The adult sibling stopped giving her medication and hits her with a stick. The child is now at Child Haven. At this time, this girl 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/8/2022 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-032295


Two boys, a 12-year-old and a 5-year-old, came into DFS care on or about October 21, 2021 after a reported incident of domestic violence in their presence. Their mother was unable to articulate a plan to avoid further violence or to acknowledge that the domestic violence endangered the children. The 12-year-old’s father indicates he cannot make the necessary arrangements to care for the children. The 5-year-old’s father arrested for the incident, although he has since been released from jail. Their mother and the 5-year-old’s father have mental health issues that require attention. At this time, 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): Status Check Hearing on 6/7/2022 at 11:00 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/11/2022 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-035626


A 7-year-old, 2-year-old, and a 6-month-old came to the attention of DFS on or about October 14, 2021 with an older sibling. They were taken into care after a report that the stepfather sexually abused the oldest sibling while under his care. The incident occurred while the mother was in the hospital giving birth to the youngest sibling. All parties have been interviewed and it was decided to be in the best interest of the children to be removed until an in-home case plan was in place. An in-home present danger plan was implemented with the mother and the stepfather agreed to leave the home and have no contact with the children. The oldest sibling already has representation. At this time, the three younger siblings 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/19/2022 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-035247


After their newborn sibling was born exposed to multiple drugs, an 8-year-old, 7-year-old, and 6-year-old came into DFS care on or about November 25, 2021. DFS performed follow-up checks with the family and found that the parents lack protective capacities. Their mother claims her drug use began as a result of breaking her foot and said she became addicted to medications. The father of the newborn is in denial of the mother’s drug use and does not acknowledge a problem. The father of the three children seeking representation is incarcerated and unable to care for them. 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/22/2022 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-036217


A newborn baby girl was born exposed to multiple drugs and came into DFS care on or about November 25, 2021. DFS performed follow-up checks with the family and found that the parents lack protective capacities. Their mother claims her drug use began as a result of breaking her foot and said she became addicted to medications. The father of the newborn is in denial of the mother’s drug use and does not acknowledge a problem. As a result, she 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 11/22/2022 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-037048


In February 2021, an 11-year-old boy was removed from his home because of concerns his mother physically abused him and his sibling. There were also concerns the mother and her boyfriend were violent with each other in his presence. His mother and mother’s boyfriend allegedly consume alcohol to excess and his mother has mental health issues. Both his mother and the boyfriend have prior DFS cases. His 15-year-old sister was also removed and has different wishes so needs her own attorney. He is currently living with his paternal grandmother and would like to remain with her. As a result, this child 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 6/7/2022 at 2:30 pm and Review Hearing on 07/05/2022 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-037046


In February 2021, a 15-year-old girl was removed from her home because of concerns her mother physically abused her and her siblings. There were also concerns the mother and her boyfriend were violent with each other in their presence. Her mother and mother’s boyfriend allegedly drink alcohol to excess and her mother has mental health issues. Both her mother and the boyfriend have prior DFS cases. Her 11-year-old brother was also removed and has different wishes so needs his own attorney. This 15-year-old would like to be reunited with her mom and she 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 6/7/2022 at 2:30 pm and Review Hearing on 07/05/2022 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-035535


A 16-year-old was taken into DFS care after a Protective Custody Hearing on 10/21/2021 because both parents tested positive for drugs and were determined unsafe. The judge ordered a pick up for the teenager and she was located with her father and showed signs of drug use. Her father reported that she had run away with her mother and had just come into his care shortly before she was located with her father. There was no in-home safety plan because of drug use and domestic violence, therefore she was placed at Child Haven. She is now staying with fictive kin. At this time, this teenager is 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/12/2022 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-002299


Two young siblings came into care in January 2022 because their mother got into a physical altercation with her friend in their presence and was arrested. The 11-month-old and the two-year-old were placed with a relative. There was a previous incident where the 2-year-old child was observed running into a busy street without supervision and stopped by a passerby. These two children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services, including educational services, are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 8/9/2022 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-002920


Two children, an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old, came into DFS care in February 2022 after the police were called to a business and observed the children and their mother in a dumpster behind a business. The children did not have shoes or jackets on and the mother showed signs of mental illness, including taking to herself. The two children are 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): Calendar Call on 7/6/2022 at 10:15 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 7/18/2022 at 9:45 am; and Review Hearing on 7/27/2022 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-034826 (Urgent)


A group of siblings, ages 16, 14, 11, and 3, came into DFS care after reports of physical abuse and neglect akin to torture. The 16-year-old has her own case, therefore this case is for the younger three children. In April 2020, the police responded to a report of a minor tied up in the backyard of the home in 90 degree weather. Based on photos and videos taken by the neighbors and the mother’s own admission, the 11-year-old had been tied up in the backyard for an estimated 2 hours and was only untied because the paternal grandmother came to the home and untied her. She also had bruising on her thigh and wrist that the 11-year-old and the 14-year-old reported was from her parents beating her with a PVC pipe. They explained they were often required to do lunges or kneel in sharp gravel because the mother believes they are stealing food or eating without permission. Further investigation revealed the parents were withholding food from the children. The mother was arrested for felony child abuse and child endangerment and the father refused to return to the family home and cooperate at the time. These three children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services, including educational services, are in place. Next Hearing(s): Evidentiary Hearing for Mother on 6/2/2022 at 1:30 pm; Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/11/2022 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-003970 (Urgent)


A 16-year-old, 15-year-old, 7-year-old, 4-year-old, and 3-year-old came into DFS care in February 2022 after the 7-year-old called 911 because there was a physical altercation between the parents including a hand gun. DFS has reportedly been working with the family for years and, despite numerous interventions, domestic violence and drug issues remain, as well as concerns about firearms in the home. As a result, these five 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 7/5/2022 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-004091


A 10-month-old baby boy is in DFS care because his mother has a history of substance abuse and mental health conditions that impair her ability to care for him and his siblings. A warrant was authorized to place the baby in protective custody but the mother was not cooperative so a direct file petition was filed on 2/16/22. He has six older siblings with their own attorneys who were taken into care in May 2020. The family has significant history with the Department that indicates the mother is diminished in her protective capacity. The baby boy is currently living with the mother’s sister in California. This child 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 8/17/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-004300


A newborn baby boy was born drug-exposed in February 2022 and went into DFS care. The mother admits to substance use although she is reportedly receiving treatment. The mother relinquished her rights to two older children and they are pending adoption by a relative. The relative is unwilling to take placement of the baby. The father of the baby is unknown. There is a fictive kin who is willing to take placement of the baby when he is released from the hospital. As a result, this baby boy needs 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 8/24/2022 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-003888


A newborn baby was born substance-exposed and went into DFS care on February 14, 2022. His mother used Heroin and Methamphetamine during her pregnancy. His father is unable to care for him as he is currently in the Las Vegas Detention Center on unrelated charges. Because of the substance use and incarceration, his mother and father cannot provide adequate supervision and there is a physical risk of harm to the baby. The mother is living with the paternal grandparents and an in-home safety plan has been established in the paternal grandparents’ home so the newborn is also there. At this time, the newborn 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 8/9/2022 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-003868


A newborn baby boy went into DFS care after a report that his mother forgets to feed him and, when she does breast feed him, it is only after being told to do so. She also reportedly smokes a large amount of marijuana and feeds him, despite being advised not to breast feed him after smoking marijuana. The baby appeared to be lethargic and was admitted to the hospital last week. The medical staff concluded he was not being fed enough. His mother is not listening and is also co-sleeping with the baby despite her substance use. The mother reportedly had a history of drug use during pregnancy and does not have stable housing as she is being kicked out of where she is currently staying. There are concerns she will flee with the baby and he will die. As a result, he is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights, ensure the appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 8/10/2022 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2022-004205


A 1.5-year-old girl came into DFS care on 1/30/2022 after her parents used methamphetamine for a week straight and the father threatened the mother with a hammer. The father showed signs of substance use during the interview with a DFS specialist. There are concerns the parents are not able to control their behaviors related to domestic violence and substance use. The child was placed with the maternal grandmother and the parents are allowed to visit the child at the grandmother’s home as desired. 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 8/16/2022 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-035429


A 9-year-old girl was reportedly sexually assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend and therefore she and her two siblings, ages 11 and 6, came into DFS care in December 2021. After the alleged incident, there was an altercation between the mother and the boyfriend. The child reports that he has touched her and tried to kiss her on multiple occasions and she told her mom about it. The mother knows about the molestation but continues to allow the boyfriend to have regular unsupervised contact with the children in their home. The children stayed with their maternal grandmother temporarily then moved to their father’s home. These three 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 5/25/2022 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-004529


A 10-month-old came into DFS care on 2/8/2022 after his parents had an argument and the mother left with the child. The father called law enforcement because he was concerned the mother would leave the child on the streets. There are also concerns the mother and her brother do drugs together. There’s a history of domestic violence between the parents. At this time, this baby boy 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 8/3/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-004984


Because of their mother’s history of substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness, seven children came into DFS care in March 2022. This case is specifically for the 7.5-year-old, 4-year-old, 2.5-year-old, and 1-year-old. The remaining three siblings have different desires and therefore are not part of this case. All of the kids, with the exception of the youngest, were previously removed and reunified with their mother. The mother is current in treatment at Westcare. The 2.5-year-old and 1-year-old are in foster care. The 4-year-old is placed with a fictive kin. The 7.5-year-old is placed in a different foster home. The 7.5-year-old wants to reunify with the mother, but is also open to going with his father if that is an option. The 7.5-and 4-year-old are on one court case and the younger two kids are on another. 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 on 08/16/2022 at 11:00 am; Permanency Planning Hearin on 10/25/2022 a 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-005016


Because of their mother’s history of substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness, seven children came into DFS care in March 2022. This case is specifically to only the oldest, a 13-year-old girl. The remaining six siblings have different desires and therefore are not part of this case. All of the kids, with the exception of the youngest, were previously removed and reunified with their mother. The mother is current in treatment at Westcare. She is currently in a foster home. Unlike her siblings, this client is very opposed to reunification with her mother at this time. There are two court cases for this sibling group and this teenager is on one with the four other older siblings. At this time, she 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):  Status Check on 08/16/2022 at 11:00 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/25/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-004457


A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on February 24, 2022 after her mother gave birth to her and both the mother and baby tested positive for marijuana. It is not clear yet if she is also on other drugs and there are concerns about her ability to care for the baby.  The mother may not have stable housing but reportedly was trying to find housing through HELP of Southern Nevada. She reports she is not in contact with the father of the newborn but has his contact information. The mother has older children who are not in her care and an open case with DFS because of concerns of domestic violence and drug use, but this case is only for the newborn baby. This baby girl needs 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): Disposition on 6/6/2022 at 11:00 am; Review Hearing on 8/9/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 4.

Case Number: 2022-006201 (Urgent)


A 12-year-old boy was physically abused by his father and came into DFS care in September 2021. He has four other siblings who have separate cases. The father coerced the other children to lie about the violence. In addition, there are allegations he sexually abused the two girls in the family as well and physical abuse of another one of the boys. The father was charged criminally with child abuse for his actions and the criminal trial is pending. This 12-year-old is set to be a witness at that criminal trial in April and needs to be prepared for the experience, although he already successfully testified for the pretrial hearing. The kids have been with their paternal grandmother and aunt since removal, and she has been in their lives trying to protect them for as long as they’ve been alive. She is committed to keeping them forever and is working to address their trauma through therapeutic services. This child recently got assigned a new therapist. This child does not want to be reunified with his father but may be willing to do therapeutic visits. As a result, she needs 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 on 9/20/22 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12; Criminal Trial on 9/26/22 at 9 am in Department 20.

Case Number: 2022-006219


After their 12-year-old brother was physically abused by their father, a 15-year-old and an 11-year-old girl came into DFS care. There are allegations he also sexually abused these two girls in the family. The forensic interview substantiated the sexual abuse allegations against these two girls, although the police investigation is still ongoing. They have three brothers who have separate cases. The father coerced these two children to lie about the violence against the 12-year-old boy. In addition, there are allegations he physically abused another one of the boys. The father was charged criminally with child abuse for his actions against the 12-year-old and the criminal trial is pending. The kids have been with their paternal grandmother and aunt since removal, and she has been in their lives trying to protect them for as long as they’ve been alive. She is committed to keeping them forever and is working to address their trauma through therapeutic services. These children recently got assigned new therapists. They do not want to be reunified with his father and do not want to see their father anymore. As a result,  they need 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 on 9/20/22 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-006221


After their 12-year-old brother was physically abused by their father, a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy came into DFS care. There are allegations the father also sexually abused two girls in the family. They have three older siblings who have separate cases. The father coerced these two children to lie about the violence against the 12-year-old boy. In addition, there are allegations he physically abused the 5-year-old boy. The father was charged criminally with child abuse for his actions against the 12-year-old and the criminal trial is pending. The forensic interview substantiated the sexual abuse allegations against the two girls, although the police investigation is still ongoing. The kids have been with their paternal grandmother and aunt since removal, and the grandmother has been in their lives trying to protect them for as long as they’ve been alive. She is committed to keeping them forever and is working to address their trauma through therapeutic services. These children recently got assigned new therapists. They want to be reunified with his father and they want to visit with him. Therapeutic visits are the only approved type of visit at this time and only when deemed okay by the kids’ therapists. As a result,  they need 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 on 9/20/22 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-004949


A 1-year-old girl presented to the emergency room with burns all over her butt and genital area on or about March 3, 2022 and, as a result, was taken into DFS care.  The doctors believe the child was placed in hot water and attempted to curl up. Neither Mother, nor maternal aunt who has temporary guardianship, had any explanation for the burns. Both the mother and aunt blame each other, therefore it is unclear who had the baby girl at the time of the burns. There is a criminal case pending and there is a case before the guardianship court that is expected to be dismissed now that the child is in DFS care. 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):  Status Check on 5/25/2022 at 9:00 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 5/26/2022 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2022-004921


After the father demonstrated rough physical behavior with his 2-year-old son at a mental health appointment, the toddler came into DFS care. The mother reported that father is abusive towards herself and the little boy. Both mother and father have mental health issues and do not consistently take their medications. As a result, this toddler 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: Review Hearing on 8/31/2022 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 9. 

Case Number: 2022-005170


A newborn boy was born drug-exposed in Orange County, CA in January 2022. Clark County now has jurisdiction after a UCCJEA conference on 2/15/22. The mother was aggressive toward the newborn and refused to bond with the baby in the hospital. Both the mother and putative father also refused drug tests. The mother has unresolved drug abuse issues. The maternal grandmother was at the hospital and appeared to try to bond with the baby, but has made no subsequent attempts to be a placement for the baby. The baby was released to a foster home. There are concerns about the mother’s mental health and ability to care for the baby, substantiated by the fact that she has another child with an report of neglect/abuse in the home. At this time, this new baby is 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): Plea Hearing on 5/31/2022 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-005408


Because of allegations the father sexually molested the 15-year-old sister, a 10-month-old girl is in DFS care. This case is for the 10-month-old only. The mother was informed of the molestation but she is in disbelief and allows the father to continue to reside in the home. As a result, she has failed to put any safety measures into place to protect this child. She consented to allowing the 1-year-old and her sister live with their maternal aunt and the aunt and uncle are willing to be a placement for them. The mother visits the children daily at the aunt’s home. At this time, the subject minor is 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 Hearing on 6/8/2022 at 10:15 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 6/27/2022 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-006113


A 9-year-old girl and an 8-month-old sister came into DFS care on March 21, 2022 due to ongoing domestic violence between their mother and the 8-month-old’s father. It appears DFS has been trying to work with mom for a while, implementing a present danger plan involving maternal uncle, but mother seems intent to continue the abusive relationship and allow the youngest child’s father around the children despite the ongoing violence. 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 9/22/2022 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-006547


An 11-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy came into DFS care on 1/24/2022 in response to allegations their stepfather sexually molested their older sister. Their mother admits to knowing about the molestation but has not acted to protect the children from further harm. She continues to allow the stepfather to have contact with the children. She explains she is scared of the stepfather and does not have a way to financially support herself and the children without him. At this time, the two 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): Calendar Call on 7/7/2022 at 9:45 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 7/18/2022 at 1:30 pm; Review Hearing on 7/21/2022 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-006488


A 10-year-old girl, a 9-year-old girl, and a 3-year-old boy, came to into DFS care on 11/9/2021 in response to allegations the mother’s ex-boyfriend sexually molested the 9-year-old in 2018 and her current boyfriend kicks and hits the 3-year-old boy. The 10-year-old fears what the current boyfriend will do to the 3-year-old that she told the investigator she feels she has to stay home from school to ensure her 3-year-old brother is not hurt. She has missed over 35 days of school this year. The mother fails to protect the children from this harm and continuously allows the 10-year-old to miss school and care for her younger siblings. This is the fourth report DFS has received since the family has resided in Nevada. During the course of this investigation of the sexual molestation report, another report of sexual molestation was received. DFS Specialist has made several attempts to contact the mother and, when they were able to contact her, she was vague and gave inaccurate information. Specialist has been able to make contact with several persons that corroborated the allegations. At this time, these three children 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 6/1/22 at 1:30 pm; Calendar Call at 10:15 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 7/15/2022 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-007021


A newborn girl came into DFS care in March 2022 because of the mother’s ongoing mental health and substance abuse issues and her history of not cooperating with DFS. A hospital alert was placed as natural mom has other children in protective custody and are not in her care. Two males have been identified as the possible father for this baby. The baby is at Child Haven pending placement with foster parent. At this time, the 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): Adjudicatory Trial on 8/15/2022 at 10:00 am and Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/31/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-006084


A 1-year-old girl came into DFS care on or about March 22, 2022 after she was recovered from a tent where she was living with her parents on the streets of Las Vegas. They were homeless and her parents reportedly use drugs and alcohol daily. In addition, her mother has mental health issues that have not been addressed. Her mother was arrested at the time of removal after trying to bite a law enforcement officer and banging her legs and body against the patrol car. The father attempted to run with the child to avoid the removal. There is also a history of domestic violence between the parents and with others in their previous home in the presence of the little girl. The father also has a criminal history involving violent crime. At this time, the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 6/9/2022 at 1:00 pm and Review Hearing on 9/8/2022 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2022-005691


A 3-year-old with special needs and cerebral palsy came into DFS care with cuts and bruises all over her on or about 3/14/22 after father allegedly caused an explosion in the family home. The explosion occurred while he was manufacturing butane hash/honey oil in the bedroom he shares with his daughter. It was powerful enough to crack the walls of the room. Her father has a significant substance abuse history and was arrested after the explosion. The 3-year-old is currently placed with her paternal grandparents who are reported to have been the primary caregivers for most of her life. Her mother is incarcerated at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Facility and was there at the time of the incident. Her mother is in regular contact with the grandparents and expresses interest in being part of her life. 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): Adjudicatory Trial on 6/20/2022 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2022-006507


Because they were homeless and their parents used drugs, two 8-year-old twin girls, their 7-year-old brother, and their 8-month-old sister came into DFS care on or about 3/26/22. There was an active warrant authorizing DFS to remove these four children in an ongoing case involving a sibling who is currently a CAP client. The current CAP sibling does not wish to be reunited with his parents, while it is reported that these four children currently want to be reunified, therefore they have a separate case. 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): Plea Hearing on 7/272022 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-006030


The mother of a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old left them alone, supposedly supervised by their 10-year-old sibling, for hours with no way to contact her in case of emergency. As a result, the three children came into DFS care on or about March 19, 2022. The mother has mental health issues and a history of drug use so severe that she has been hospitalized. She has demonstrated poor judgment and leaves the children unsupervised. She sometimes leaves the children with other people without making proper care arrangements and then disappears for weeks. She was arrested for leaving the children with the 10-year-old and is released now. 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): Adjudicatory Trial on 5/26/2022 at 1:00 pm; Review Hearing on 8/2/2022 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2022-007027


Two girls, a 4-years-old and 1-year-old, were living with their parents and their 1.5-year-old cousin. On 3/25/22, the 1.5-year-old presented to the emergency room after becoming lethargic and unresponsive. He had bruises on his forehead and lower back as well. His aunt told investigators he had fallen in the shower a day before. He was diagnosed with a blood clot in his brain and the doctors found he had a healing rib fracture and two fingers were broken. Investigators determined these injuries were not consistent with the described fall or other explanations. He was admitted to the PICU. As a result, all three children were removed from the home. The two girls are staying with their paternal aunt and uncle. The 1.5-year-old has a separate case, so these 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 6/8/2022 at 3:30 pm and Adjudicatory Trial on 7/1/2022 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 9. 

Case Number: 2022-007250


A newborn baby girl was born exposed to multiple drugs and came into DFS care in March 2022. The mother has ongoing substance abuse issues and the father has been identified but is not on the birth certificate nor has paternity been established. Three other children have been removed from mom’s care. At this time, she 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 9/15/2022 at 4:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-007032


A 5-year-old and a 1-year-old are in DFS care after a neighbor reported the 1-year-old was unsupervised outside the home multiple times. The first time, the toddler was outside for 10-15 minutes before his older sibling found him out of the house and took him back in. The 1-year-old was out of the house two additional times. In response, the neighbor entered into the  home and tried to wake up their mother but it took several attempts before she responded. After the third time, the neighbors called the police. The mother explained to the police that her children were asleep so she took advantage and tried to get rest while they were sleeping. She admitted to smoking marijuana and later admitted to doing illegal drugs on a weekly basis. At this time, the two 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): Plea Hearing on 6/2/2022 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-007030


As the result of a domestic violence incident between the parents, a 9-year-old and a 5-year-old went into DFS care. The mother was hospitalized as a result and the father fled the scene. There is a history of domestic violence between the parents, including an incident in which the father stabbed the mother in front of the children. The children reported their parents always fight and have physical altercations. They told DFS their mom is always talking about leaving their father but she is afraid of him. 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): Calendar Call Hearing on 6/7/2022 at 10:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 6/30/2022 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2021-035919 (Urgent)


An 11-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy were left living with their father in August 2021 after their mother went to Guatemala and was unable to return to the United States. They were then removed from the home after a report he allegedly sexually abused their 13-year-old stepsister in the spring/summer of 2021 while their stepmother was in the hospital giving birth. As a result, it was unsafe for the children to remain in his care. He also has a history of domestic violence with their stepmother in their presence. At this time, the subject 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/19/22 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-007944


A 9-month-old baby girl came into DFS care in April 2022 because of concerns her mother was mentally unstable and unable to provide adequate care for the child. The maternal grandparents were given temporary custody of the child in November 2021 through a notarized letter signed by the mother, but she got mad and tried to take the baby. She threatened to remove the child from the grandparent’s home and move into her new boyfriend’s home. The baby’s father consents to the baby remaining with the maternal grandparents. The mother struggles with substance abuse and has overdosed twice this year, although she asserts she does not use drugs regularly. She has a history of mental health issues. The child was taken to Child Haven awaiting Foster Care placement. Next Hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 6/7/2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-006960


An 11-year-old girl came into DFS care in April 2022 because of allegations she was sexually molested by her putative father. She reported the sexual abuse was ongoing since she was 4 years old and the most recent incident was only days before she came into care. Her mother left her when she was 4 years old and DFS  located her in a homeless shelter in California. She has a history of drug abuse and homelessness that prevents her from properly caring for her daughter.  The girl was pending placement with fictive kin. At this time, this pre-teen 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 to prevent further trauma. Next Hearing(s): Next hearing Plea Hearing on 6/1/2022 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-007850


A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on 3/18/2022 after her mother tested positive for multiple drugs and admitted to use in the days prior to the baby’s birth. The newborn also tested positive. She has a history of drug use. She also has two other children whom she relinquished her rights to on 2/15/2022 after they were removed in October 2019 because of her drug use and because one child had unexplained bruising on her face. At this time, this newborn baby 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): Disposition Hearing on 6/8/2022 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 9.

 

 

Case Number: 2021-000298 (Urgent)


A 15-year-old boy came into DFS care on December 31, 2020 due to an ongoing history of domestic violence between him, his mother, and his sibling. He was taken to Human Behavior Institute (HBI) but was later discharged because there was no psychiatric need for hospitalization. His mother refused to pick him up because she feared he would either kill her and his siblings or would harm himself. When he was returned home, she had him transported back to HBI with the same outcome. He has expressed anxiety about going home, stating that he would kill his mother and/or harm himself. Family relatives have reportedly refused to take custody of the minor child. As a result, he 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 6/8/22 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2019-003501 (Urgent)


A 14-year-old girl and her 10-year-old sister came into DFS care in May 2019 when their legal guardian and maternal grandmother kicked them out of her home. She is no longer willing to care for the children and their natural parents’ location is currently unknown. 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 11/1/22 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-006536


A 2-year-old boy came into DFS care on or about 3/24/2022 because his teenage parents got into multiple domestic violence incidents between 3/22/22 – 3/24/22. The child was present for the incidents. In one incident, the father hit the 17-year-old mother in the head with a firearm, requiring her to get stitches. The mother is now at Child Haven and the child is also at Child Haven. This 2-year-old needs 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 8/25/2022 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2022-008187


Three siblings, a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 1-year-old, are in DFS care because of a domestic violence incident between the mother and the father of the youngest two children that occurred in early May 2022. The mother was arrested. At the time of the arrest, the home was deplorable and the children were dirty and had a foul odor. There is a history of domestic violence between the mother and father of the youngest two children, but the adults do not acknowledge the problem. The children are currently staying at Child Haven. The three 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): Disposition Hearing on 6/14/2022 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-008557


A 5-year-old came into DFS care after her guardian, the maternal aunt, struck the maternal grandfather for intervening in a physical altercation between her and the child’s mother. The aunt had temporary guardianship but it was terminated and she was arrested for the incident. Another child was also at the home and removed after the incident. The father took placement of the 5-year-old. As a result, she 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): Trial on 6/27/2022 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.