2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 209 - Department of Corrections
NRS 209.4236 - Director to establish therapeutic communities.
1. The Director shall, in conjunction with the Division and with the approval of the Board, establish one or more therapeutic communities to provide treatment to certain offenders who are substance abusers. A therapeutic community must include, but is not limited to, the requirements set forth in this section.
2. A therapeutic community must provide an offender with:
(a) Intensive treatment for substance abuse;
(b) A clearly defined set of goals;
(c) A clearly defined structure of authority; and
(d) A highly structured schedule that includes, but is not limited to, the treatment listed in paragraph (a) and, if practicable, programs of employment, general education or vocational training.
3. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 209.4231 to 209.4244, inclusive, offenders who are assigned to a therapeutic community, to the extent practicable as determined by the Director or a person designated by the Director:
(a) Must be housed in areas of a facility or institution that are segregated from other areas of the facility or institution in which offenders who are not assigned to the therapeutic community are housed; and
(b) Must participate in the therapeutic community for a period of 1 year and a program of aftercare for a period of 1 year if a program of aftercare is required pursuant to NRS 209.4238.
(Added to NRS by 1997, 2652; A 2001, 433)
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