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A commission charged with repairing Nevada's troubled guardianship system will meet next week to continue voting on several major policy issues before making its final recommendations later this spring.

Guardianships are needed when children don't have parents looking out for them or when adults are unable to properly care for themselves.

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Almost 2,500 warrants will be eligible for forgiveness by the Reno Municipal Court starting next week. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman reports.


For one month, people with warrants for traffic violations and minor misdemeanors can pay what they owe, have their warrants canceled, and not worry about additional warrant fees. Judge Dorothy Nash Holmes is leading the program.

A new law passed after the recent legislative session will cut down on the routine shackling of children in Nevada courtrooms. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Nevada has joined a growing national movement to rethink what's called presumptive shackling of kids in court. Dr. Shawn Marsh is with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, based in Reno. He's seen children as young as ten in handcuffs, shackles, and belly chains.