The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP), located within the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through research, advocacy and other specialized services.
NICRP's History: NICRP started in 1998 based on a vision of
First Lady Sandy
Miller. She wanted an organization that could bring credible research
and rigorous policy analysis to problems that confront Nevada's
children. But she didn't want to stop there. She wanted to transform
that research into meaningful legislation that would make a real
difference in the lives of our children.
NICRP's Mission: The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) looks out for Nevada's children. Our mission is to conduct academic and community-based research that will guide the development of policies, programs and services which will enhance the health and well-being of Nevada's children.
The Goals of NICRP include:
- Conducting research and reporting on children's issues
- Provide information that will advance children's causes in Nevada
- Collaborate with community groups, educators, parents and policy makers to promote a focus on children's issues
- Represent Nevada's children on a nationwide basis to ensure that their interests are addressed.
Now AvailableResults of the Year 5 Kindergarten Health Survey in Nevada
Full Report Including Summary
2011 Annual Report of Child Deaths in Clark County, Nevada
Full Report Summary
Preventing Childhood Injuries to Keep Your Child Safe
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NEVADANICRP is now home to Prevent Child Abuse Nevada (PCANV). Visit the PCANV website for more information.