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.