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Nevada: Prison Resources

Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons
P.O. Box 93601
Las Vegas, NV 89193
Phone: (702) 223-6600
Email: ffipFFIP@aol.com, http://ffip.tripod.com
Contact: Kim Bakken, Secretary
Agency Head: Donna Metcalf, President
Area Served: Southern Nevada

  • Provides a self-help support group, information and referrals.

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grants

Nevada Department of Corrections
Phone: (775) 887-3266
Contact: Dorothy Nash-Holmes

  • The Nevada Department of Corrections will target male and female offenders ages 14-35 from the southern region of the state. Collaborative partnerships consisting of state agencies, local law enforcement agencies, mental health agencies, and employment agencies and various drug treatment, faith-based, and community service organizations will provide comprehensive reintegration services. Services to be provided include substance abuse treatment, employment assistance, housing assistance, mental health treatment, community support services, vocational training, educational training, victim impact training, intensive supervision, and case management.

Nevada Department of Public Safety
Phone: (702) 486-5080
Contact: Gerthie Polk

  • The Nevada Department of Human Resources, Division of Child and Family Services, will target Clark County youth ages 14-17 who are leaving state youth correctional facilities. The project will enhance the Intensive Aftercare Project, Fresh Start, implemented in 1995; promote community involvement in youth's reentry to the community; and provide youth parolees with a maximum of supervision and services, including mental health and/or drug and alcohol treatment in the institution and in the community. Grant funds will also be used to hire a project director/liaison to be located in Las Vegas and work with youth and staff at Caliente Youth Center, a liaison/counselor to be located at Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko, and a clerical assistant to provide services to the project director/liaison and the liaison/counselor and to assist with correspondence, recordkeeping, communications, and data collection. For more information, read this grantee's work plan (http://www.reentry.gov/sar/pdf/wp2_nv.pdf).

State Bar of Nevada, Lawyer Referral and Information Service
600 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: (702) 382-0504
Toll-free: (800) 789-5747
Email: lris@nvbar.org
Website: www.nvbar.org/LRIS/LRIS.htm

  • The State Bar of Nevada offers a free, non-profit, Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) for the community. Each year, LRIS staff handles more than 35,000 calls from Nevada residents, assisting with various legal situations and providing referrals. When you call the LRIS, an assistant will ask you a series of questions to determine how they can best help you. If it is determined you do need legal assistance, you will be given the name and telephone number of an attorney who accepts cases in the area of law which covers your issue. A confirmation of the referral will be mailed to both you and the attorney. If the attorney is not able to assist you, you may call the LRIS for additional referrals.

Nevada Department of Corrections, Inspector General
P.O. Box 7011
Carson City, NV 89702
Phone: (775) 887-3247

  • The Inspector General of the Nevada Department of Corrections is authorized to investigate any matter arising from the Department or any person employed, incarcerated, or present in an institution or facility. Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a Nevada DOC facility can contact the Inspector General by writing to the address above to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse. JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN INNOCENCE CENTER
Jensie Anderson, President
Joshua Bowland, Staff Attorney
358 South 700 East, Box 235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: (801) 581-4661 
Website: www.westernprisonproject.org

  • Attorneys, law professors and citizens working to free innocent prisoners.
  • Legal Support for actual innocence claims only. Not restricted to DNA.
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TEXAS INNOCENCE NETWORK
University of Houston Law Center, 100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743.7552
Contact: David Dow
Website: innocence@central.uh.edu

  • Actual innocence claims, not restricted to DNA cases. 
  • In-court work done by outside volunteer attorneys.

NEVADA-CURE
P.O. Box 467
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: (775) 463-4884
Northern Nevada Contact: Pat
Phone: (702) 655-6754
Southern Nevada Contact: Fae
Contact: Pat Hines
Email: Jphines854@aol.com
General Email: info@nevadacure.org 
Website: http://www.nevadacure.org/

  • Advocacy organization that works to reduce crime through criminal-justice reform and the rehabilitation of errants. 

Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation 
500 East Third Street 
Carson City, NV 89713 
Phone: (775) 684-0321 
Website: www.detr.state.nv.us 

  • Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Criminal Record Repository
Nevada Department of Public Safety 
Nevada Highway Patrol 
Records and Identification Bureau 
808 West Nye Lane 
Carson City, NV 89703 
Phone: (775) 687-1600 
Website: nvrepository.state.nv.us/ 

  • This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

State Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General 
100 North Carson Street 
Carson City, NV 89701 
Phone: (775) 684-1100 
Fax: (775) 684-1108 
Website: ag.state.nv.us/ 

Silver State Industries

  • Silver State Industries is a self-supporting industrial program within the State of Nevada's Correctional System. Products are manufactured inside correctional facilities, utilizing inmate labor. Products or services offered include automotive restoration/painting, metal or wood furniture, recognition plaques and engraving, printing/bindery, mattress production, institutional grade linen including bed sheets, toweling, and draperies. Working inmates must contribute a percentage of their earnings to a Victims of Crime fund and a capital improvement fund.

For northern and western Nevada: 
Silver State Industries 
P.O. Box 7011 
Carson City, NV 89702 
Phone: (775) 887-3309 or (800) 648-7578 
Fax: (775) 883-6263
Website: www.silverstateindustries.com 

For southern, eastern Nevada, and out-of-state contact: 
Silver State Industries 
2770 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 300 
Las Vegas, NV 89109 
Phone: (702) 486-6491 or (800) 648-7578 
Fax: (702) 486-643 
Website: www.silverstateindustries.com 

Work Release Program
Nevada Department of Corrections 
P.O. Box 7011 
Carson City, NV 89702 
Email: ndocinfo@ndoc.state.nv.us 
Website: www.ndoc.state.nv.us/home.php 

  • The restitution program allows inmates to work at jobs in the community and return to restitution centers to live and participate in programming. Participating inmates reimburse the state for the cost of their room and board, and pay restitution to the victims of their crimes. Participating inmates must meet the same requirements as minimum custody inmates, except that they must be within six months of probable release. The restitution center in Reno is a male facility. The center in Las Vegas houses both male and female inmates. Residential confinement, another community-based program, is under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation. Strict criminal history and behavioral criteria must be met for inmates to be assigned to residential confinement. In this program, inmates live in their residence and work in the community. When not at work or authorized appointments, inmates remain in their residence under electronic surveillance.

Nevada Parole and Probation
1445 Hot Springs Road 
Carson City, NV 89710 
Phone: (775) 687-5040 
Fax: (775) 687-5402
Website: ps.state.nv.us/pandp/index.htm 

  • Division officers supervise and monitor the activities of parolees and probationers. They assist and encourage offenders to make acceptable adjustments within the community. The Division arranges educational programs, and assists parolees and probationers in obtaining employment. Individual officers identify offender needs and make referrals to state and local government and community-based agencies.

State Public Defender

Public Defender's Office for Carson City and Storey County:
Nevada State Public Defender 
511 East Robinson Street #1 
Carson City, NV 89701 
Phone: (775) 687-4880, ext 230 
Fax: (775) 687-4993 

Public Defender's Office for Eureka, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties:
Supervising Deputy State Public Defender 
P.O. Box 151690 
737 Avenue G 
Ely, NV 89315 
Phone: (775) 289-1680 
Fax: (775) 289-1681 

Public Defender's Office for Humboldt and Pershing Counties:
Supervising Deputy Public Defender 
P.O. Drawer 309 
Winnemucca, NV 89446 
Phone: (775) 623-6550 
Website: www.hr.state.nv.us/pdefenders.htm 

Nevada Legal Services, Inc. 
Carson City / Rural Office 
111 West Telegraph Street, Suite 200 
Carson City, NV 89703 
Phone: (775) 883-0404 or (800) 323-8666 
Fax: (775) 883-7074 

Nevada Legal Services, Inc. 
Clark County Office 
530 South 6th Street 
Las Vegas, NV 89101 
Phone: (702) 386-1070 or (800) 522-1070 
Fax: (702) 388-1641 
Email: nlslaw@nlslaw.net 
Website: www.nlslaw.net 

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans 
111 West Telegraph, Suite 200 
P.O. Box 365 
Carson City, NV 89702 
Phone: (775) 883-0404 or (800) 323-8666 
Fax: (775) 883-7074
Email: varn@law.com 
Website: www.varn.org 

State Bar of Nevada
600 East Charleston Boulevard 
Las Vegas, NV 89104 
Phone: (702) 382-2200 or, for referral services, (800) 789-5747 (in-state) 
Fax: (702)385-2878
Email: ileanav@nvbar.org 
Website: www.nvbar.org/ 

Clark County Legal Services - Clark County Pro Bono Project 
800 South 8th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101 
Phone: (702) 386-1070 
Fax: (702) 366-0569 
Intake Phone: (702) 386-1070
Website: http://www.clarkcountylegal.com 
Counties Served: Clark 
Case Types: AIDS/HIV, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Wills 
Other Case Types: Child Abuse/Neglect (representing children), Civil/Consumer Fraud, Uncontested Guardianship, Nonprofit Organizations, Predatory Lending, Real Estate Fraud 

Washoe Legal Services 
650 Tahoe Street 
Reno, NV 89509-1725 
Phone: (775) 329-2727 
Fax: (775) 324-5509 
Intake Phone: (775) 329-2727
Website: http://www.washoelegalservices.org
Counties Served: Washoe 
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Housing, Immigration, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills 
Other Case Types: Americans with Disabilities Act issues, Child Advocacy 

NevadaLawHelp.Org
Website: http://www.lawhelp.org/NV/StateDirectory.cfm/County/%20/City/%20/demoMod...

  • Comprehensive list of free and low cost legal service providers in Nevada.

Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases Nevada
Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas...

  • If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.

Nevada JobConnect
Website: http://detr.state.nv.us/es/es_office.htm

  • Nevada JobConnect is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Nevada. For employers, Nevada JobConnect offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services, as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, Nevada JobConnect offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits. Targeted populations may be eligible to receive intensive assistance to overcome barriers to employment.

Las Vegas Reentry Program
930 West Owens Avenue 
Las Vegas, NV 89106 
Phone: (702) 636-120, ext. 930

  • The Las Vegas Reentry Program assists participating inmates in Nevada state facilities who are three to six months away from release through referrals from criminal justice agencies, including the District Attorney, police, probation and parole, and walk-ins. Participants are provided with a psychological assessment, a life skills program, transitional assistance, and a variety of other services including employment service referrals to other agencies.

Ridge House, Inc.
Ridge House 
275 Hill Street, Suite 281 
Reno, NV 89501 
Phone: (775) 322-8941 
Email: ridgehouse@aol.com 

  • Ridge House offers a three-month residential substance abuse treatment program and an outpatient program that solely serves individuals with criminal histories and parolees recently released from prison. The residential program includes a six-week career-counseling program taught by an expert. The course involves an assessment process to help participants determine their strengths, role-playing to help raise self-confidence, classes on computers, resume writing, life skills training, and guidance on appropriate dress. Most program participants are referred to the program by caseworkers in the facilities or by parole officers. The program also offers applications in the facilities and does other outreach. At present, Ridge House operates facilities in seven locations, four in northern Nevada and three in the south. It is also looking to collaborate with organizations in rural areas and is very willing to share its formula with other organizations.

Transitional Living Communities
210 North 10th Street 
Las Vegas, NV 89101 
Phone: (702) 387-3131 

  • Transitional Living Communities (TLC) has a variety of locations that assist clients with substance abuse problems, including one location, V2, which serves as a halfway house for individuals on parole, probation, and minimum supervision. TLC provides a 90-day substance abuse program that participants, other than at V2, are free to leave at any time. Participants are provided with inexpensive, transitional housing (negotiable at $90 a month and no cost up-front). TLC also offers job-seeking assistance. Participants in the V2 program must have jobs and the program works with a temp-to-perm staffing agency to help clients, although most clients have little trouble finding work.

EVOLVE 
1971 Stella Lake Drive 
Las Vegas, NV 89106 
Phone: (702) 638-6371 
702-638-6374 fax

  • EVOLVE (Educational and Vocational Opportunities Leading to Valuable Experience) offers motivational counseling, case management, vocational education and job placement to individuals with criminal histories. Services available include resume preparation, interview techniques and mentorship.

Treatment Centers for children and teenagers who have or are developing a sexual interest in younger children and for adults who have or are developing a sexual interest in children.

Henderson

Baier Counseling & Consulting
Phil Baier, L.C.S.W. 
Phone: (702) 338-5636
Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
Languages: English

Las Vegas

Baier Counseling & Consulting
Phil Baier, L.C.S.W. 
Phone: (702) 338-5636

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Languages: English

Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada
Phone: (702) 258-5855

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Also treats: survivors
  • Languages: English, Spanish
    Website: www.factsnv.org

Reno

Robert Stuyvesant, L.C.S.W.
Phone: (775) 827-7500

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Also treats: patients with developmental disabilities age 10 to 18
  • Also treats: child, adolescent/teenage, and adult abuse survivors
  • Languages: English

Nevada Sex Offender Registry Website
ACLU of Nevada, Las Vegas Office
732 South Sixth Street, Suite 200A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: (702) 366-1226
Fax: (702) 366-1331
Email: aclunv@aclunv.org
Website: http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov/Faq.aspx

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada
Northern Nevada
ACLU of Nevada, Reno Office
1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 202
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: (775)786-6757        
Fax: (775) 786-0805
Email: info@aclunv.org

Southern Nevada
ACLU of Nevada, Las Vegas Office
732 South Sixth Street, Suite 200A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: (702) 366-1226        
Fax: (702) 366-1331
Email: aclunv@aclunv.org

  • We do not accept complaints through email. If you feel that your civil liberties have been violated, please file a complaint using our on-line intake form: http://www.aclunv.org/node/49.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Immigration Department
1511 North Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 383-8387
Fax: (702) 385-7748

  • Charges nominal fee.
  • Will represent respondents in asylum.

NEVADA HISPANIC SERVICES
3905 Neil Road 
Reno, NV 89502 
Phone: (775) 826-1818 
Fax: (775) 826-1819

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