Carson City, Nevada, April 24, 2017. The Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE), a professional organization that promotes quality court management and leadership through education, best practices, and process improvements, named the Las Vegas Justice Court as its 2016 Court of the Year. The Court of the Year Award recognizes a court that utilizes best practices to develop, implement, and benchmark innovative and efficient processes that result in the effective delivery of judicial services to the public.
The Las Vegas Justice Court (LVJC) met this high expectation through creativity, collaboration and a commitment to serving the public. LVJC was nominated for two specific projects – a satellite office at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Community Impact Center.
Earlier this year, the Las Vegas Justice Court opened a satellite office within the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Prior to this pilot project when a customer was at the DMV to renew their license or registration and a hold was on their license, they were directed to go downtown to take care of it prior to being able to complete their DMV transaction. Now the customers can take care of their court obligation at the DMV. Not only is this a great convenience to the customer, it also helps them avoid potential arrest for an unpaid traffic ticket.
The Las Vegas Township Community Impact Center (CIC) is also making a significant impact on the community. The CIC assists low-level, non-violent offenders with contributing back to their community through service and restitution to the neighborhoods negatively impacted by their actions. Partnering with 17 community service providers, the CIC also offers housing, job assistance, and medical and mental health services.