Executive Committee to Review the Death of Children

The Executive Committee to Review the Death of Children is a partnership of professionals, organizations, and agencies with the primary goal of preventing child maltreatment and child death by improving upon the recommendations of law, policy, and practice change. The intent is to bring together community-level organizations and agencies which can shed light on the factors that lead to child death, as well as recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future. The Executive Committee reviews the findings and recommendations to determine what action to take in an effort to prevent other child fatalities as well as to improve the well-being and safety of children and families through prevention campaign messages and education. The Executive Committee meets quarterly, and the meetings are open to the public.


Additionally, each year, the Executive Committee releases a Notice of Funding Opportunity in which grants are awarded to agencies throughout the State for child near fatality/fatality prevention efforts. NRS 432B.409 allotted a fee of $1 per issued certified death certificate as a way to fund prevention efforts. For State Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021), approximately $130,000 was awarded for prevention efforts that focused on safe sleep, suicide prevention, and water safety.  

    The Executive Committee Shall (432B.409):

    • Adopt statewide protocols for the review of the death of a child
    • Adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of NRS 432B.403-432B.4095, inclusive
    • Adopt bylaws to govern the management and operation of the Executive Committee
    • Appoint one or more multidisciplinary teams to review the death of a child from the names submitted to the Executive Committee pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 432B.405
    • Oversee training and development of multidisciplinary teams to review the death of children
    • Compile and distribute a statewide annual report, including statistics and recommendations for regulatory and policy changes; and
    • Carry out the duties specified in NRS 432B.408.