Early Intervention

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Can I give up custody of my child?

Giving up custody of your child comes with some serious consequences.  If you would like more information, please call Washoe County Department of Social Services at 785-8600 or visit their website



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What are status offenses?

Status offenses are offenses that would not apply to an adult such as, Runaway, CHINS (Child in Need of Supervision), Incorrigible, Curfew and Truancy.  Please see our Early Intervention page for more information.



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What happens after my child has been arrested or cited?

Please visit our Case Process page.



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Where can I get help with my child

Our Department offers assistance to parents through Early Intervention at 325-7801, or Intake Unit Online Referral form.