The Nevada Alliance for Drug Endangered Children was formed in 2011 based on a 2009 recommendation from the Governor’s Methamphetamine Working Group. The Office of Drug Endangered Children was created by the legislature in 2009 and placed within the Office of the Attorney General. Once funding became available in 2011, a Statewide Coordinator was hired and the Nevada Alliance was formalized.
Representation on the Nevada Alliance Steering Committee is multidisciplinary. Members include state executive branch agencies (social services, mental health, health); regional law enforcement; the judicial system; and statewide private organizations concerned with children and family issues. The group has developed a mission statement, leadership structure, bylaws, goals, and operating plans.
Nevada DEC's Vision
Our vision is to create a future in which all children live in safe, nurturing environments where they can achieve their full potential.
Nevada DEC's Mission
We strive to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by empowering practitioners who work to transform the lives of children and families living in drug environments. We create and share educational tools and best practices, support local and tribal efforts to work within their communites, advocate for services and funding, raise public awareness, and partner with people aligned with our cause.
Department of Child and Family Services
New Frontier Treatment Center
Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
Office of Drug Endangered Children, Statewide Coordinator
Nevada Attorney General’s Office
Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership
Join Together Northern Nevada
Captain Vern Ulrich
Fallon Police Department