The purpose of the Bureau of Criminal Justice is to prosecute, prevent, and punish crime under the Attorney General's criminal prosecution authority and to uphold the convictions of Nevada's most serious offenders in federal habeas corpus actions.
The Bureau of Criminal Justice is comprised of the Fraud Unit, Special Prosecutions Division, and Medicaid Fraud Unit.
The Special Prosecutions Division prosecutes crimes committed by state prisoners, and crimes referred by the district attorneys of Nevada. In addition, Special Prosecutions include the only team of lawyers in Nevada that defends federal habeas petitions filed by Nevada's most serious offenders. The Special Prosecutions Division also contains the Missing Children Unit and the Tri-County Prosecution Unit.