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State scrambling to come up with forensic beds after deal with Las Vegas went south

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) is turning to alternative measures to provide more forensic beds and services after a deal with the City of Las Vegas soured, leaving DPBH to pay a $500 fine for each day a person in need of mental health treatment is in jail instead of under care.

Ex-con schools law enforcement on approach

Dana Gentry, Nevada CurrentFebruary 19, 2024 Michael DiVicino grew up despising law enforcement.  “When I was roughly the age of five or six, I woke up to a commotion in my household. I’m scared. I’m confused. I see the door kicked in, and I see my father being dragged out of the house in handcuffs,” DiVicino …