Marsy’s Law Urges Nevada to Go Purple in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Marsy’s Law is urging Nevadans to GO PURPLE in support of domestic violence victims and survivors, everywhere. 

Nevadans and businesses can help support victims, assistance organizations, and crime reduction efforts statewide. This October GO PURPLE with exterior lights at your business, wear purple, or donate to or support your local domestic violence organizations and their events, and then spread the word by posting photos on social media using hashtags including #DVAM2022, #VictimsRightsNV, #MLNVGoPurple, and #GoPurpleNV. 

Nevada is known for having one of America’s highest rates of domestic violence among adults and children. The Nevada Coalition to END Domestic and Sexual Violence gathers statistics from multiple shelters/agencies across Nevada. Here are stats reported to NCEDSV for specific services in 2021: 

- 26,966 adults and children sought help for the first time in 2021.

- Shelter was provided for 2,470 adults and children, with an additional 509 requests that were unable to be fulfilled.

- Agencies reported 23,498 hotline calls and 19,665 face-to-face crisis interventions. 

- The total number of contacts with victims including hotline calls, in-person assistance, case management, medical advocacy, and exam accompaniment cases increased from 46,716 in 2020 to 57,721 in 2021. 

Advocacy organizations and businesses statewide are holding events throughout the month, with many shining purple lights in support of domestic violence victims and survivors:

Las Vegas/Henderson/North Las Vegas: 

  • October 1st – THE PALMS Casino Resort/GO PURPLE, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas 
  • October 1-8 – LV World Market Center/GO PURPLE, 475 S. Grand Central Pkwy. 
  • October – MEET LAS VEGAS Event Space/GO PURPLE, 233 S. 4th Street 
  • October 5 – The Mob Museum/GO PURPLE, 300 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas 
  • October 5 - North Las Vegas City Council/GO PURPLE, 2250 LV Blvd. North 
  • October - Las Vegas City Hall/GO PURPLE, 495 S. Main St. 
  • October 13 – S.A.F.E. House/MEMORIAL VIGIL, 6pm at 243 S. Water St, Henderson/Proctor Judicial Park 
  • October 15-20 - Las Vegas Ballpark-Aviators/GO PURPLE, 1650 S. Pavilion Center 
  • October 15 - Downtown Summerlin-ONE Summerlin/GO PURPLE, 1980 Festival Plaza Dr. LV 
  • October 17-21 - Henderson City Hall & Council (18th)/GO PURPLE, 240 S. Water Street 
  • October 21 – NCEDSV H.E.A.R.T. AWARD Celebration, 10am-Noon, Attend Virtual or NCEDSV 250 S. Rock Blvd, Ste. 116, Reno, Contact [email protected] 
  • October 22 – SafeNest/RUN FOR HOPE 5K, 7351 W. Alexander Wayne Bunker Park, Las Vegas 
  • October 27 – S.A.F.E. House/HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL, Sunset Station Casino, Henderson, 6pm 
  • November 3 – The Shade Tree/ONCE UPON A GALA, 7pm, Resorts World Las Vegas, visit 

Northern/Central Nevada: 

  • October 1 to 31 – Safe Embrace-Reno-Sparks-Carson City/LOVE SHOULD BE SWEET Restaurant Event 
  • October 3-31 – Advocates to END Domestic Violence/PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE, Downtown Carson City & Facebook 
  • October 1st – Lander County Committee Against Domestic Violence/FUN RUN Fundraiser, 8am-Noon, Elquist Park, 561 Altenburg Ave, Battle Mountain NV, & Lander County Committee ADV Facebook page 
  • October 12 – Pershing County Soup & Salad Dinner Fundraiser, Lovelock Community Center, 5pm, Visit PERSHING DVI Facebook Page 
  • October 13 – Domestic Violence Resource Center/THE PURPLE GALA, Atlantis Casino, Reno, NV 
  • October 14 - Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services/MAYOR’S BALL, Convention Center W. Hall 
  • October 15 – Advocates to END Domestic Violence/LIGHT AFTER DARK Walk/Run, Carson City Riverview Park, 6pm. & Facebook Updates 
  • October 18 – Crisis Support Services of NV/COMPASSION Through CRISIS, 8-9am, Reno Atlantis Resort, visit and Facebook 
  • October 20 - Reno GRAND SIERRA RESORT/GO PURPLE, 2500 E. 2nd St. 
  • October 21 – NCEDSV H.E.A.R.T. AWARD Celebration, 10am-Noon, Attend Virtual or NCEDSV 250 S. Rock Blvd, Ste. 116, Reno, Contact [email protected] 
  • November 6 – Sierra Community House/Tahoe CHOCOLATE & WINE Festival, 3pm, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe visit & Facebook 

GO PURPLE in October and help bring more awareness about domestic violence, and the amazing Nevada organizations providing life-changing assistance. 


What Is Domestic Violence? 

From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Cases can include physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of each abuser may vary, but control and dominance over the victim is the constant, escalating theme. Abuse may begin with behaviors such as name-calling, threats, possessiveness, or distrust. Abusers may apologize profusely for their actions; however, the violence and control commonly intensify over time with an abuser. Abuse can continue escalating toward life-threatening situations. 

Remember, HELP IS AVAILABLE in Nevada and every state. GET HELP for yourself, and your children/loved ones. You deserve to live your life without domestic violence. 


Visit the Marsy’s Law for Nevada website ”Resources” page for a list of advocacy organizations across Nevada. 

Visit Nevada Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, 

Visit the Clark County DA court case information at 

Visit the Washoe County DA at 

Visit the Nevada VICTIMS OF CRIME Resources page at 

Visit Nevada 211 for statewide resources at 

For anonymous HOTLINES/confidential help 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). 

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  • B Howard
    published this page in Press Room 2022-10-05 14:52:27 -0700