Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District Modifies Services At Family Court For Protection Of Community
In response to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Chief Judge Linda Bell and Family Division Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth have determined that the following modifications to the services at the Family Court and services complex are necessary for the protection of the community. More information is available in Administrative Order 20-03.
The Family Law Self-Help Center: Effective March 16, 2020, the Family Law Self-Help Center will stop providing in-person services to the public. All services will be provided via telephone and email. The Self-Help Center can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and via telephone at (702) 455-1500 or (702) 386-1070.
The Family Mediation Center: Effective March 16, 2020, the Family Mediation Center will stop providing in-person mediation services. All mediations will occur via telephone or other alternate means. All child interviews/parent-child observations will be cancelled and FMC will refer each case back to the designated judicial department for further orders/instructions.
Donna’s House Central: Effective March 16, 2020, Donna’s House Central will stop providing all supervised visitation services and program orientations. DHC will refer each supervised visitation case back to the designated judicial department for further orders/instructions. DHC will work with the Marshals Division and the Family Mediation Center to ensure that services for supervised child custody exchanges continue in an efficient and safe manner.
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program: Effective March 16, 2020, the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program will stop all in-person training, orientations and other meetings with members of the public. The CASA Program will assist its volunteers when they appear in court proceedings via alternate means pursuant to Administrative Order 20-1.
Information on all the orders from the Eighth Judicial District Court can be found at https://eighthjdcourt.wordpress.com.