Special Projects * Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Special Projects: Teen Pregnancy Prevention:
One of the main goals of NDWSS is to prevent and reduce the incidence
of teen pregnancy rate among women ages fifteen (15) to seventeen (17)
by one third or no more than thirty-five (35) per one thousand (1000)
births by the year 2005.
To reach this goal, the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
has been teaming up with outside agencies in order to improve Nevada's
out-of-wedlock / teen pregnancy birth rates. The state funnels money
from the TANF Block Grant to five (5) Community Action Teams throughout
Nevada for teen pregnancy prevention.