The Commission is required to establish uniform procedures for Juvenile Justice agencies to report performance measures. This includes uniform definitions and reporting mechanism to track rates of recidivism.
DEFINITION OF RECIDIVISM:
“A CHILD’S TENDENCY TO RELAPSE INTO A PREVIOUS CONDITION OR MODE OF BEHAVIOR AFTER THE INITIAL INTERVENTION OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.”
Recidivism rates in Nevada will be measured at various points of a child’s time in the juvenile justice system. Recidivism rates will be measured when an individual, within 3 years of initial arrest/citation, adjudication, commitment or placement into an out of home facility, placement under probation or parole supervision or when convicted as an adult is:
a) Re-arrested or
b) Re-adjudicated or
c) Re-committed or
d) In violation of supervision or
e) Convicted by an adult court.