2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 209 - Department of Corrections
NRS 209.4237 - Program to evaluate offenders for participation in therapeutic community; assignment to participate in therapeutic community.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 209.4237 (2017)

1. The Director shall, in conjunction with the Division and with the approval of the Board, establish a program to evaluate an offender in the custody of the Department to determine whether the offender is a substance abuser and whether the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community.

2. An evaluation of an offender must be conducted pursuant to subsection 1 if the offender is eligible to be assigned to a therapeutic community.

3. After an evaluation is conducted pursuant to subsection 1, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall determine whether the offender is a substance abuser and whether the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community.

4. If a determination is made that the offender is a substance abuser and that the offender may benefit from participation in a therapeutic community, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall determine whether to assign the offender to participate in a therapeutic community. In determining whether to assign an offender to participate in a therapeutic community, the Director or a person designated by the Director shall:

(a) Consider the severity of the problem of substance abuse by the offender and the availability of space in each therapeutic community; and

(b) Give preference, to the extent practicable, to those offenders who appear to be most capable of successfully participating in and completing treatment in a therapeutic community.

5. To be eligible to be assigned to participate in a therapeutic community, an offender must be within 2 years of the date on which the offender is reasonably expected to be released, as determined by the Director.

(Added to NRS by 1997, 2653; A 1999, 1162; 2001, 434, 1265)

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