Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak officially proclaims October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please check out this link for a list of events taking place in Nevada, as well as media resources and statistics on domestic violence.
Nevada, October 2021 - 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.
Marsy’s Law for Nevada was approved by voters in 2018 and created Constitutional protections for victims through the judicial process. Among those, are Nevadans victimized by domestic violence.
GO PURPLE and Join Supporters Across Nevada to Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Nevada, October 2021 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Marsy’s Law for Nevada is urging Nevadans to GO PURPLE in support of domestic violence victims and survivors, everywhere. In 2020, according to statistics compiled by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, law enforcement statewide investigated 27,874 cases of domestic violence, in which 12,208 children were present at the scene, and 4,086 of the survivors needed medical attention. (Nevada Crime Statistics (nv.gov)) Below is a list of some of the events planned by organizations across Nevada.
Release: Locations across Nevada are preparing to GO PURPLE in April and show their support for victims of crime
For Immediate Release
Nevada, April 18-24, 2021
Locations across Nevada are preparing to GO PURPLE in April and show their support for victims of crime
Each year the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime calls on Americans to remember victims, and support efforts to ensure their voices are heard. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is set for April 18-24, and this year’s theme is “Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage.” In recognition, Marsy’s Law for Nevada crime victims’ rights advocates ask all Nevada citizens and businesses to unite and GO PURPLE. Sean Flignor, Marsy’s Law for Nevada spokesman says, “Our goal is to bring awareness about the needs of victims and the rights they now have in Nevada, and offer recognition for the outstanding professionals who work each day to protect and inform victims, and see that justice is done.”
Nevada, October 2020 - As communities across America mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Washoe County District Attorney’s office is providing clarity on victims’ rights with a newly updated website.
Nevada, October 2020 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Marsy’s Law is urging Nevadans to Go Purple in support of domestic violence victims everywhere.
Nevada, August 24, 2020 - Marsy’s Law for Nevada applauds the efforts of advocacy agencies and civic offices standing strong on behalf of victims’ rights. They work diligently to ensure that our neighbors receive the voice and rights they deserve if targeted by criminals. This summer the Marsy’s Law for Nevada has presented Recognition Coins to twelve recipients being highlighted for their strength, guidance, and dedication for victims of crime.
Marsy's Law for Nevada Urges Nevada Leaders to Remember Crime Victims and Domestic Violence Shelters
Nevada, July 7, 2020
The Honorable Steve Sisolak
Office of the Governor
101 N. Carson St., Ste 1
Carson City, NV, 89701
Nevada, June 2020 - As our communities and economy begin to slowly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adding up the financial impact and bracing for more challenges personally and across our cities, counties, and the state.