Family and Youth Services

Family Court
The Washoe County Public Defender's Office represents indigent parents in child abuse/neglect cases where children are removed from their homes.

There are also links here to provide help to youth and families experiencing violence and family break-ups.

Mental Health
The Washoe County Public Defender's Office represents clients in Civil Commitment Hospitalizations and the Family Mental Health Specialty Court. More information is provided under those links.

Juvenile
The Washoe County Public Defender's Office represents every child charged with a juvenile delinquent act or found to be a child in need of supervision unless a private attorney is hired. See Juvenile Cases for more information.