Statewide Prevention Website Launches


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Final “Confronting Sexual Assault In Our Rural Communities” Training Coming Up!

The registration deadline for the Carson City “Confronting Sexual Assault In Our Rural Communities” training is approaching! Be sure to register by July 30th at 5 pm to secure your seat!

Rural PhotoFlyer-TonopahCancelationIf you are traveling to the training location (Gold Dust West Casino-Hotel) and would like to take advantage of the special room rates, please see the following documents and remember to book your rooms by July 29th:
NCASV GDW Room Deals
Reno Tahoe International Airport Directions to GDW
GDW Deal- Book Your Rental Car with Hertz 2013
Carson Tahoe Maps
Gold Dust Night Shot

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Tonopah Training Canceled

We have canceled the Tonopah training due to the lack of RSVPs.
Join us in Clark County July 18th and 19th or in Carson City August 1st and 2nd.

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One Down, Three To Go! RSVP Now!

Training Flyer BRIEFFollowing our first training we received the following as feedback: 

“I’ve attended MANY trainings and this has been one of the best!” -Detective

“I learned A LOT I didn’t know.”- Advocate


“Presenters were all very knowledgeable!”

“I truly learned a lot in this training!”-Law Enforcement Officer

“Great Information! Will be helpful in future interviews!”-Detective

We hope you’ll join us at the training in your area! 


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We’ve Got Proof! 2013 Denim Day in Nevada

Below you will find pictures from Winnemucca, Las Vegas and with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and First Lady, Kathleen Sandoval!

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Find more on Facebook and Twitter by searching Denim Day in Nevada or visiting!


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ATTORNEY GENERAL MASTO Releases 1st Annual Domestic Violence Fatality REVIEW Report

ATTORNEY GENERAL MASTO Releases First Annual Domestic Violence Fatality REVIEW Report

Elko, NV – Commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto released the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Statewide Team (AG-DVFRST) first annual report today, which included 17 recommendations that will be submitted to the Governor, Nevada Legislature and other key stakeholders. “Domestic violence fatality review seeks to improve the response to domestic violence victims and avert future fatalities through coordinated community prevention and improved intervention initiatives,” said Masto.

Multidisciplinary review teams compile information to review deaths related to domestic violence.  Through these reviews, teams identify red flags that may have indicated escalating levels of violence and enables the team to develop recommendations to improve systems designed to protect victims of domestic violence.  In 2011, according to the Violence Policy Center, Nevada had the highest rate of murders related to domestic violence of women by men with hand guns in the United States. Members of the AG-DVFRST are in Elko to review, finalize and approve the first annual report and conduct their second review.

Clark County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Washoe County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and the AG-DVFRST contributed recommendations to the first annual report, which analyzed six cases, three from Clark County, two from Washoe County and one from the Statewide Team.

  • Some recommendations from the 2013 report include:
    • Improve processes/procedures for temporary protection orders
    • Improve language line services/availability and training for 911 operators
    • Discontinue pleading down of domestic violence cases

The report, which includes a membership list for all of the teams, is available by clicking here. The AG-DVFRST became effective October 2011 (NRS 228.495).  It allows the Attorney General to create multidisciplinary teams to review fatalities related to domestic violence in areas where no local team existed or where the local court or agency requests the assistance of the Attorney General.

Mental health First Aid Trainings are available to be organized by local groups offered by

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Summer of Healing Camp for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused

Summer Camp is available for children who have been sexually abused.
Hosted by Family Counseling Services.
Click here for more information.

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Stop Porn Culture! Summer Programs Available

Stop Porn Culture! Summer programs are now available.
For more information, visit their website at

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National Conference Accepting Workshop Proposals Specific To Deaf Individuals

Bridging the Gap

Creating a Community of Support for Deaf Survivors

The 2013 National Conference on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against Deaf Individuals

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to be accepting workshop proposals for this groundbreaking conference.

For detailed information and instructions on submitting a conference proposal, please click here.

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2013 Gail Burns-Smith Award Nominations

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is accepting nominations for the 2013 Gail Burns-Smith Award. This award recognizes people who have made significant contributions to preventing sexual violence through their work to facilitate effective partnerships between advocates working on behalf of victims and survivors and those working in the area of sex offender management and treatment.
Nominations will be accepted through May 31.
Visit for more information.

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Nevada Rises!


Las Vegas Rises Reno RIIIIISES!

Nurses for Equality Allow Men To Be Sensitive

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The Man Prayer-One Billion Rising!

Thanks Eve Ensler!
Will YOU be rising with us and the other ONE BILLION on 2/14/13?

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Reno Police Department To Hire Public Service Intern


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Have You Heard of ScrapDV?

Scrap DV wants to highlight and bring attention to the problem of domestic abuse within Nevada and get people talking about it.

There are wonderful resources for victims of abuse and many sufferers don’t know the programs actually exist and are unclear of where they can turn for help.

Scrap DV‘s goal is to see that every member of every community knows where they can go and who they can call. We also want people to know where they can donate and volunteer. Saying NO MORE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE requires people to KNOW MORE and talk about it. We can end domestic abuse in Nevada if we work together.

 The SCRAP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, INC. (ScrapDV) Fund began with an idea to use scrap steel as a funding source for domestic violence purposes. Mining, industrial, and manufacturing companies along with private donors entrust ScrapDV to combine their gifts with the contributions of others to invest in innovative and proven domestic violence programs to create lasting, empowering change. The ScrapDV Fund Grants Program is how we make strategic investments to drive measurable, effective, sustainable change for domestic violence awareness programs in Nevada.

Our Vision
SCRAP Domestic Violence (ScrapDV) envisions a world where all domestic violence service programs can effectively help survivors of domestic violence and their families achieve their full potential by financing and supporting survivors’ education, income stability, healthy relationships and healthy homes.

Our Mission
ScrapDV funds programs whose primary focus are victims of domestic violence. Each program ScrapDV funds helps improve facilities and services that encourage survivors to reach their fullest potential and achieve self-sufficiency through encouragement, case management, accountability, awareness and trust in a positive and secure environment.

Join NCASV in welcoming Scrap DV to the work of ending violence in our communities! You will be seeing more from ScrapDV and our partnership in the future!

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2013 Visionary Voice Awards

Take advantage of the opportunity to highlight the outstanding work of an individual in your community! Recognize and celebrate the contributions of a partner who has advocated, volunteered or lead the way for safer, healthier communities.
Submit your nomination by January 25, 2013.

Send your nominations to NCASV at
We will submit our Nevada’s collective nomination by January 28, 2013.

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November Updates for access to the latest of November’s Training and Resource Updates!

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Employment Opportunity in Carson City

ON-SITE MANAGER @ Advocates To End Domestic Violence

Female on-site manager for hotel-like environment; light duties with some night and weekend responsibilities involving check-ins, inventory, and maintenance; Duties include being on-call 24/7, supervising residents to ensure comfortable stay for all.  Candidate needs to be good team player with strong organization skills.  Site maintenance and upkeep involves repairing/replacing faucets, fences, etc. and mowing lawns; Ideal opportunity for a couple who likes to work with people; Couple must be able to pass a background check, have clean driving record, and ability to lift 50 pounds, and be non-smokers.  Living accommodations provided in separate on-site charming house with hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms with finished attic which has previously been used as 3rd bedroom, living room, dining room, family room, and basement, appliances provided, including washer and dryer.  This historic home sits on large grassy lot with front porch and fenced back yard with deck and large trees. This would make a wonderful home for a small family or couple.  Rent and utilities included, plus salary; Spanish speaking a plus; No previous site management experience necessary.  We are looking for a special person to manage this unique property whose partner can have outside employment.  If interested, please email resume and interest letter to  Annual salary of $9,800 includes housing and utilities.



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Nevada Advocate, Screaming Through The Silence

Sexual Assault Support Services Advocate Shares Her Book, Screaming Through The Silence.

“It happens quickly. I’m not in that house ten minutes before my world stops making sense.” From victim to survivor, Mary Ann Ricciardi pens from a most honest and heartfelt point of view, sharing what she knows to be true about the emotional ruin that trails behind the silence and myths surrounding intimate violence. In Screaming Through the Silence: Memories, Truths and a Hope Toward Understanding, Ricciardi writes with a purpose and desire to end the harmful silence of generations past and present. Presenting the issues simply and logically, Ricciardi’s “gentle rant” comes from years of social observations, her own personal struggle as victim turned survivor and her ongoing work with victims of intimate assault. Included are the voices of intimate assault and abuse survivors who so willingly share their truths in hopes of encouraging better understanding and awareness. “Society cannot understand because victims don’t tell; victims don’t tell because society does not understand.”

Purchase your copy here.

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SANE Certification Late Renewal Deadline: October 15, 2012

Renewal by CE Deadlines

Deadline is S

eptember 30, 2012, if you were SANE-A® or SANE-P®certified or renewed your certification in 2009.

Late Filing Deadline is October 15, 2012, with an added $75 fee:  Received in the mail, faxed, or online.  The late fee must be included or your application cannot be processed. Policy makes no exceptions for lost, misdirected, incorrect fees or late applications.

Certification is for three years and expires on December 31, regardless of the month in which you attained your initial certification. IAFN must receive renewal applications by September 30 of the year in which you are due to expire. IAFN sends renewal notices to certified nurses six (6) months prior to their renewal application deadline date. Please ensure that the IAFN home office has your current address and email address. Contact or 410-626-7805 to update your contact information.

More details here.

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Best Practices for Serving Victimized and Traumatized Children

JUVJUST Says: Publication Offers Best Practices for Serving Victimized and Traumatized Children

The Safe Start Center has released “Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates,” a 16-page brief that examines the prevalence and impact of child victimization and exposure to violence. The publication also covers trauma-related stress symptoms, assessments, and treatments; offers practice tips for judges, attorneys, and court-appointed special advocates; and provides guidance for advancing policy to support trauma-informed practice.

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Boards & Commissions Training

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Child Maltreatment: Investigation through Prosecution

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TRAINING: Forensic Interviewing of Children – Reno, NV

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June 2012 News Blast

Click the link to see full publication.
NCASV June 2012 News Blast

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SAAM Calendar of Events 2012

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OSHA’s New Workplace Violence Website

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administrations [OSHA], has new webpages devoted to Workplace Violence.

This Workplace Violence website provides information on the extent of violence in the workplace, assessing the hazards in different settings and developing workplace violence prevention plans for individual worksites.

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 4,547 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2010, 506 were workplace homicides. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace.

OSHA Workplace Violence

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Employment Post

Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. has two positions open currently.  Click on the image to download the PDF descriptions, and how to apply:

Direct link: Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.

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Live Violence Free



The South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center has changed their name to Live Violence Free.  The agency and Board of Directors have been discussing the name change for over three years. With the agency celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2012, the timing was right.  Leanne Wagoner, Executive Director states, “Our mission has become our name.  We see a vision for our community and hope you will join us in this endeavor.”

Founded in 1977 by a handful of volunteers dedicated to helping women in the community, the Women’s Center has grown to a staff of 25, serving two counties, and reaching out to not only women – but men, children and our community as a whole.

The agency hopes changing the name speaks to what the agency provides for the community and is more inclusive and welcoming to everyone. The agency’s programs and services are not changing and will continue to provide domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse prevention and basic needs services.  You can visit their new website for more information.

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Free VINE Awareness Trainings Statewide

The Nevada Office of the Attorney General and statewide local law enforcement agencies will be holding awareness trainings on the Victim Informations and Notification Everyday Program.

Trainings will be held in Carson, Churchill, Storey, and Washoe counties beginning January 31st through February 2nd.

Trainings will be held in Eureka, Lincoln, and White Pine counties beginning February 7th through the 9th. You can download each of the PDF files by clicking on either image below.

Please note the RSVP deadlines are Friday, January 27th for the locations in Washoe, Carson, Storey and Churchill counties
Friday, February 3rd for the locations in White Pine, Eureka, and
Lincoln counties.

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NCASV Interviewed

Two members of NCASV were interviewed recently by Melanie Flores, who hosts PSA TODAY for WilksRadio. Check out our Media page to hear the Podcast.

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