August 9, 2022
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION METHODS
Mid year of 2021, the Clark County Jail in coordination with the DOJ, implemented several procedures and practices ensuring individuals with communication disabilities housed at the Clark County Jail are afforded equal access to all of CCSO Jail's services from the time booked through release.
An Effective Communication Coordinator (ECC) unit was created to facilitate any aid or services needed for those with communication disabilities while in the Jail. Staff and the ECC assist individuals requests as communication needs change for different types of activities.
At booking, an assessment is completed indicating any communication services needed or preferred for either themselves or communicating with a family member or friend.
In person communication methods and services between Staff and the individual include but are not limited to ASL or other interpreters, tablets for typing conversation, pictograph, written notes, telecommunication and hearing assistive devices. Some of these aids can be used In the housing units as well. The TVs have closed captions turned on. Tablets, VRS, TTY and other telecommunication devices are available for communication with those outside of the housing unit and the Jail.
Any concerns regarding an individual's communication disability, please contact the ECC unit who will address your concern.