The Nevada Supreme Court has awarded $106,500 in grants to fund security and technology needs in the state’s lower courts.
The grants include $26,600 worth of security improvements, the majority of which goes to the Carson City courthouse to remodel the front lobby so visitors to the clerk’s office also will be funneled through a metal detector. That grant is for $18,900.
Virginia City’s courthouse will get $3,700 to install a metal detector at the entrance.
Finally, Washoe County will get $4,000 to develop training for court employees.
Finally the 11th Judicial District will get a $6,500 grant to buy a high-speed document scanner for a planned electronic file management system.
Three-quarters of the grant funds will pay to improve audio-visual equipment in several different court operations. Reno Justice Court will get $25,200 to upgrade audio-visual equipment and White Pine County $18,200 to upgrade its Jefferson Audio Visual System (JAVS) system. Bunkerville Justice Court will use $20,000 of the cash to purchase and install a JAVS system similar to that used in the Carson City courts. Finally Argenta Justice Court was awarded $10,000 to complete installation of a system in its new courthouse.