FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2019
SafeNest Announces Multi-Agency Press Conference with Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the Raiders for Project Safe 417
Collaborative Partnership Dedicated to Ending Domestic Violence Homicide in Clark County
LAS VEGAS – SafeNest, Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) and the Raiders will hold a multi-agency press conference to mark the one-year milestone of Project Safe 417 (PS417), a unique program to address and reduce domestic violence-related abuse and homicides within the Las Vegas Valley. The police code for domestic violence calls is 417.
PS417 is designed to bridge the gap in services to domestic violence victims between the time LVMPD officers respond to a call, to the time when a victim connects with SafeNest and other resources. The program partners trained SafeNest volunteer advocates with LVMPD officers to provide immediate crisis advocacy to victims onsite at the scene of the incident.
The program launched in December 2017 at the Northwest Area Command, operating three days a week, with volunteer crisis advocates deployed from the SafeNest crisis hotline center. PS417 expanded into Spring Valley in October 2018 and increased operations in both precincts to seven days a week from 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
WHO: SafeNest, officials from LVMPD, representatives and Raiders alumni, community leaders
WHEN: Thursday, January 24 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: SafeNest Headquarters, 3900 Meadows Lane. Las Vegas, NV 89107
WHY: The Raiders will present a grant to support PS417. Speakers will provide program statistics to date, details on collaboration, program advocacy measures, plans for citywide expansion and volunteer recruitment efforts.
For more information or to RSVP, contact:
- Susan Somers, managing member, FM Marketing LLC, at 702-249-9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laurie Cody, Vice President, SafeNest, at 512-423-8857 or email@example.com
Established in 1977, SafeNest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit agency devoted ending domestic violence homicides in Clark County. Serving approximately 50,000 people annually, SafeNest’s programs include a 24-hour confidential shelter and hotline, counseling, court assistance and prevention education. For more information, please go to www.safenest.org.
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