Special Prosecutions Division
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is committed to restoring the public trust in government.
The Special Prosecutions Division exercises the Office’s general jurisdiction to conduct any prosecution in any court of this State for a violation of any law of the State. (NRS 228.120, 228.125)
The Special Prosecutions Division additionally prosecutes crime pursuant to the request of a District Attorney’s Office supported by a Resolution from the Board of County Commissioners. (NRS 228.130)
The Special Prosecutions Division prosecutes crimes committed by State prisoners and persons acting in concert with such prisoners. (NRS 228.170)
The Special Prosecutions Division also contains the following prosecutions units:
- Public Integrity Unit: prosecutes criminal offenses committed by elected state officers or employees in the course of their duties or related to their positions and secondarily prosecutes criminal offenses committed by county officers or employees. (NRS 228.175, 228.177) The Unit also investigates and prosecutes crimes referred by the District Attorneys’ Offices due to conflict of interest. State employees who report public integrity violations are entitled to protection under NRS 281.611 – 281.671. If you or someone you know has information concerning a public integrity crime, please contact the General Investigations Division at (775) 684-1100 or (702) 486-3420 or submit a written complaint here.
- Prosecution Unit of Crimes Against Older Persons: prosecutes crimes of abuse, neglect, exploitation or isolation of an older person. (NRS 228.250 et. seq.)
- Missing Children’s Unit: investigates, assists in the recovery of and prosecutes cases involving kidnapped, abducted and missing children. (NRS 432.157 et. seq.)
- Prosecution Unit of Rural Domestic Violence: prosecutes domestic violence related offenses in Lincoln, White Pine, Eureka, Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral counties.
The Special Prosecutions Division also litigates federal habeas corpus petitions, representing the State of Nevada against the State’s most serious offenders, in the United States District Court, District of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and in the Supreme Court of the United States.