Briefing Book and Report Card Release Event

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) released its biennial 2014 Nevada Children’s Report Card, and with the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research & Policy (NICRP) jointly released its companion report, the 2015 Legislative Briefing Book. Since 2000, the CAA has painted the picture of Nevada’s children by gathering and publicizing information on child well-being indicators through the Nevada Children’s Report Card.

The purpose of the report card is to provide a general understanding of how we, as a state, are taking care of our children. The CAA uses the data gathered in the report card to assist in educating policy makers and the general public about efforts needed in our state to support and improve services for children and families.

The 2015 Legislative Briefing Book provides a snapshot of the most pressing issues Nevada’s children and their families face in order to assist in creating positive changes that improve their lives. The Legislative Briefing Book is a compilation of statistics and policy recommendations from practitioners, agencies, organizations, individuals and advocates from across the state, intended to highlight areas in which state policy might have an impact, particularly around the areas of education, health and safety. The report includes specific recommendations for policy change at the state level and is aligned with the indicators and grades in the 2014 Nevada Children’s Report Card.

2014 Children’s Report Card

2015 Legislative Briefing Book

Speaker Biographies

PowerPoint Presentation

Release Event Video Presentations

Gard Jameson (Welcome and Overview of the Children’s Advocacy Alliance)

Denise Tanata Ashby (Overview of the 2014 Children’s Report Card)

Tara Phebus (Overview of the 2015 Legislative Briefing Book)

First Lady Kathleen Sandoval (Special Topic: Early Childhood Education)

Dianna Walters (Special Topic: Child Welfare)

Sheila James (Special Topic: Children’s Health and Childhood Obesity)

Joselyn Cousins (Special Topic: Social Impact Bonds)

Media Releases 

Media Release – Southern Nevada

Media Release – Northern Nevada