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Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice;
Felony sentences in Nevada have both a minimum and a maximum term, unless a definite term is required by statute. In 2017, legislation was passed creating the Nevada Sentencing Commission. The Commission hasmany statutory duties, including formulating statutory sentencing guidelines to be enacted by the legislature. Nevada's first Pardons Board was created in 1867. The Board was granted the power to parole inmates in 1909. In 1989, Nevada passed legislation that required the Board to create standards for parole release and revocation.Nevada also signed justice reinvestment legislation in 2007, which increased incentives for parolees to comply with supervision and expanded alternatives to incarceration.
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies in the state of Nevada. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network.Key Findings:The FA system in Nevada provides emergency food for an estimated 329,900 different people annually.38% of the members of client households in Nevada are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2).41% of client households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1)Among client households with children, 82% are food insecure and 33% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 220.127.116.11).47% of clients in Nevada report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).37% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).22% of client households in Nevada report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1)At the administration of this survey, 2 food banks or FROs affiliated with FA operated in Nevada. Of the agencies that were served by those organizations, 226 agencies that had their operation within the state responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 189 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.67% of pantries, 68% of kitchens, and 37% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 84% of pantries, 49% of kitchens, and 75% of shelters in Nevada reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).As many as 91% of pantries, 84% of kitchens, and 84% of shelters in Nevada use volunteers (Table 13.2.1)..
Nonprofit Finance Fund;
Illustrates how the remotely located Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada has successfully cultivated donors and members from around the country.
Outlines the need to build an infrastructure that can support distributed and centralized resources, and describes the elements required: interconnection of power companies, efficiency programs, renewable energy projects, and complementary gas generation.
Describes the 2008 Democratic caucus in Nevada with a focus on the large Hispanic/Latino population. Reviews earlier efforts to raise historically low voter participation rates and the role of the media and suggests new models for voter mobilization.
Institute for Higher Education Policy;
Based on interviews and state data, examines the economic, social, and institutional barriers to higher education and successful outcomes Nevadans face. Recommends strategies, including early intervention, targeted financial aid, and better coordination.
Fels Institute of Government at University of Pennsylvania;
This report is part of a series of 21 state and regional studies examining the rollout of the ACA. The national network -- with 36 states and 61 researchers -- is led by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, the Brookings Institution, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.Following passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Nevada became the only state with a Republican governor both to set up its own state exchange and to expand the state's Medicaid program. By all accounts, Governor Brian Sandoval's stance was pivotal. Sandoval chose to implement a law he personally opposed, with the aim of giving Nevada maximum autonomy in setting up and administering the new health insurance marketplaces. Sandoval's decision reflected in large part the circumstances of the state in the wake of a recession that hit Nevada particularly hard.
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement.
For many years Nevada has led the nation in enrollment growth rates. In the midst of explosive growth, how are Nevada's students faring in achievement and graduation rates? And how do those rates affect the state's economy?