Cross-Reporting Among Agencies That Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect - Nevada

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Cross-Reporting Between Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432B.260

Upon the receipt of a report concerning the possible abuse or neglect of a child, an agency that provides child welfare services or a law enforcement agency promptly shall notify the appropriate licensing authority, if any. A law enforcement agency promptly shall notify an agency that provides child welfare services of any report it receives.

An agency that provides child welfare services and a law enforcement agency shall cooperate in the investigation, if any, of a report of abuse or neglect of a child.

Other Reporting Requirements

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432B.425

If proceedings pursuant to this chapter involve the protection of an Indian child, the court shall do the following:

  • Cause the Indian child's Tribe to be notified in writing at the beginning of the proceedings in the manner provided in the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • Transfer the proceedings to the Indian child's Tribe in accordance with ICWA
  • If a Tribe declines or is unable to exercise jurisdiction, exercise its jurisdiction as provided in ICWA

If the Indian child is eligible for membership in more than one Tribe, each Tribe must be notified.