Nevada

State Coordinators

Division of Children and Family Services
Jan Fragale
Social Services Chief III
4126 Technology Way, 1st Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 684-4428
Email: jfragale@dcfs.nv.gov

State of Nevada
Karla Navarro, SSPS II
Independent Living Specialist.
Division of Child and Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 684-7955
Fax: (775) 684-4456
Email: knavarro@dcfs.nv.gov

Agency Website

2012 Chafee Allocation

$1,543,516
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2012 ETV Allocation

$484,505
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Number of youth 16-21 (most current AFCARS data - 2009)

494
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State's Chafee Mission Statement

Information is currently unavailable.

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Who is eligible for Chafee services?

All youth in foster care age 15 until age 21.

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What is the state's definition of room and board?

Information is currently unavailable.

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Maximum age that youth may remain in state funded foster care

19

Youth may elect to remain in foster care until they finish high school up to the age of 19.

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Under what conditions can a youth remain in state funded foster care beyond 18?

Youth who age out of care in Nevada may enroll into Nevada's Court Jurisdiction Program. This program allows the youth to continue to have contact and case management through community IL service providers and the child welfare agency and receive a monthly check in the same amount as a foster care payment. The youth agree to work on a plan to help them transition successfully into adulthood and they are to work or go to school while in the program. A youth must enroll into the Court Jurisdiction Program at age 18 and can remain on the program up until the age of 21.

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Does the state have an approved plan to extend Title IV-E (Federal foster care) beyond 18?

No

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Is the Extended Medicaid Option available for youth until 21?

Yes

Youth are eligible for Nevada's Aged Out Medicaid after aging out of foster care at the time they turned 18 until age 26. A re-determination review is done every 12 months. Residency is the only required verification for the review. Youth who move to Nevada from out of state are eligible for Aged Out Medicaid up until the age of 21.

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Can youth in care get driver’s licenses?

Yes

There is no statewide policy but handled by each region.

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Does the state offer tuition waivers for foster youth?

No

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Does the state have a youth leadership program?

Yes

The Statewide Youth Advisory Board provides many youth development activities and learning opportunities for youth to learn about social advocacy, leadership, public speaking and community networking.

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Does the state have a foster care bill of rights or sibling bill of rights?

Yes

Nevada has a Foster Care Bill of Rights for youth defined in a brochure available on Nevada has a Foster Care Bill of Rights and a Sibling Bill of Rights for youth available on the Department of Children and Families website. It was developed by the Division of Children and Family Services in collaboration with Nevada LIFE, the state youth advisory board.
http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us/DCFS_IndependentLiving_KnowYourRights.htm

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