State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-21 

DESIGNATING THE STATE JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY GROUP

WHEREAS, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, Pub. L. No. 93-415 ("the Act") requires each state to establish a state juvenile justice advisory group in order to receive funds under the Act;
WHEREAS, in compliance with the Act, the Juvenile Justice Commission was created by Executive Order dated May 18, 1994;
WHEREAS, the Executive Order creating the Juvenile Justice Commission was amended by a subsequent Executive Order dated December 11, 2008, to clarify the role of the Division of Child and Family Services in relation to the functions of the Juvenile Justice Commission;
WHEREAS, on June 16, 2017, Assembly Bill 472 was signed into law, creating the Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission and the Advisory Committee to the Commission, prescribing the powers and duties of the Commission and the Advisory Committee, and providing other matters properly related thereto; and
WHEREAS, the Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission will play a critical role in advancing the improvement of juvenile justice systems across the state, including objectives related to reducing recidivism, enhancing programs and resources for justice-involved youth, and ensuring ongoing compliance with the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974;
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission created by Assembly Bill 472 shall replace in name and function the Juvenile Justice Commission created by previous Executive Order. I hereby designate the Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission as the state juvenile justice advisory group required by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and grant it the power and authority necessary to carry out the Act.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of  December, in the year two thousand  seventeen.

Official Nevada State Seal          Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thornley