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Support our work on the issues you care most about, like ensuring our kids are safe from abuse and neglect, that every child enters school ready to learn, and that all of our kids are healthy. We share your passion for change, and by joining our team, you'll see your investments go further and reach more kids with advocacy.

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Celebrating 20 years of advocacy

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is excited to commemorate 20 years of advocating for the children and families of Nevada! Over the last 20 years, we have worked diligently to ensure that every child in Nevada has the opportunity to be safe and healthy, with the ability to enter school ready to learn and succeed in life…

Be an advocate for change

Strong voices make all the difference. Add your voice to our cause by
taking action on the following initiatives

Join our Legislative Roundtable on Education

Join us, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 4:30 pm -  6:00 pm for a Legislative Roundtable. This discussion will feature Senator Scott Hammond, Assemblywoman Brittney Miller, and Assemblywoman Natha Anderson

 

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Evident Change Zoom Meeting

Join the next Evident Change session - September 27 at 11 am PST Building the Data Ecology Map for Strong Start - Goal Setting and Evaluation Planning. Sign up below to receive the zoom link: [wpforms id="3970" title="true"]

Join Our Legislator Roundtable!

Join us, Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2 pm -  3:30 pm for a Legislative Roundtable. This discussion will feature Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow, Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, and Assemblywoman Claire Thomas as they discuss 2023 bill drafts that the legislators have or plan to submit for 2023, including:

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Join the Youth Advisory Board!

We're looking for young people to apply to be a member of Nevada's Youth Advisory Board (YAB) The YAB helps to ensure the voice and expertise of young people who've experienced foster care is included at the table We value the insight, expertise, experiences and contributions of young people who've experienced foster care.
We want to PARTNER with You!!  
What Is the Youth Advisory Board? The Nevada LIFE Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is comprised of a dynamic group of young people who are currently in foster care of have experienced foster care. They help change and shape policies and laws within the state of Nevada. Advocating for topics important to them.
What Does the YAB DO? The YAB meets online (on zoom) every month for about an hour. Members are a part of a team that shares thoughts, opinions, advice and recommendations on important and current child welfare and foster care topics, including Chafee, Independent Living, Extending foster care, and so much more. Members also review and give feedback on various policies, while sharing their expertise and knowledge. As a YAB member you are a part of TEAM of Change Makers from across the state of Nevada!! What Will I Get If I Join? Members receive a minimum of $50 for each meeting with opportunities to make more. The opportunity to connect with young people with similar experiences and to make changes, while building and cultivating leadership skills. The opportunity to connect with national advocacy groups and organizations. Learn about internships in Washington, DC and Seaside, Oregon and so many other amazing places.
Who Can Apply? Anyone age 12-24 who lives in Nevada. We encourage young people with these experiences to apply: Juvenile Justice or Child Protective Services Involvement. Houselessness and/or unstable housing. Marginalized and underserved communities, like LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Tribal youth and young adults, and rural communities. How can I Learn MORE or APPLY? To learn more and to apply email yab@caanv.org.
 

Help support investments in mental health for our children

Nevada’s children face a mental health crisis like never before.   Over 34,000 Nevada youth suffered from at least one major depressive episode in 2020. An estimated 22,000 did not receive treatment. Over 8,000 Nevada youth lack coverage for mental health even if they are insured.* Due to the lack of mental health providers, especially in rural areas, these numbers are undoubtedly higher.   Nevada is ranked 51st in the nation for the prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.   Together, we can change that.   On Wednesday, August 17th at 9 am, the Interim Finance Committee (IFC) will meet to determine several of the Governor’s proposals to invest ARP funds into Nevada, including critically-needed funding for one of our most vulnerable populations - our children. Over $50 million dollars for children’s mental health services and investing in infrastructure to support our children at school, home, and in needed medical facilities. (more…)

Foster Youth Graduation

Students in Nevada's foster care system age out even as they are graduating high school. Many will not have the support or resources other students will have as they embark on a college, trade, or workforce career. (more…)

Providing Public Comment to the IFC Meeting

The Interim Finance Committee meets Thursday, May 5 at 9 am.
There are several work program items on the agenda that affect children:
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Educators, Share Your Story.

Educators, Share Your Story. Early educators are a vital part of our community, providing children with a head start to academic success, and parents with important support and care. The Children's Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is collecting stories of early educators for similar future projects like the one below which we use to show legislators and business leaders how challenging and rewarding the life of an early educator can be. https://www.caanv.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Child-Care-Subsidy-StoryBook.pdf

Thank Nevada’s Child Care Providers!

Join the Children's Advocacy Alliance in thanking Nevada's Child Care Providers! Essential service and emergency workers are at the heart of this pandemic. We owe so much more than words can offer to those risking their health each and every day for us. Behind many of those essential and emergency workers are the invisible heroes of the child care industry, working hard to make sure their kids are safe while their parents continue to work. COVID-19 is highlighting our community’s need for child care providers, more now than ever. Whether you have children of your own in child care, whether you’re working or not, and whether or not you have your own children, access to child care for essential and emergency workers impacts you. Please join the Children’s Advocacy Alliance in sending a letter of thanks to child care providers across our state.

Urgent Request: Ask your lawmakers to support children and families

Urgent Request: Ask your lawmakers to support children and families in future legislation in response to the COVID-19 crisis As Congress considers a far-reaching economic stimulus package and other legislation in response to the COVID-19 crisis, join the Children's Advocacy Alliance in urging lawmakers to include robust supports for Nevada's Children and Families.

Tell us your story

We want to hear from you. In order to do the best work we can do for our community, we need to hear your voices. If you have an issue or concern to raise with us regarding the welfare of Nevada's Children, we want to know about it.

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