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NNADV released 2014 domestic violence statistics and homicide report

NNADV just released 2014 domestic violence statewide statistics and homicide report. The 2014 statewide statistics report the number of victims of domestic violence who have reached out for assistance during the calendar year. The figures in the report represent the information reported by 15 participating programs about services provided during 2014. The report shows that more than 40,000 individuals reached out for services last year, an increase of 13 percent from the previous year.

NNADV also released the domestic violence homicides in Nevada in 2014, domestic violence related incidents claimed 18 lives in Nevada, as documented in published news stories in Nevada’s print media. Each incident received varying degree of attention from reporters, ranging from multi-story investigative reporting to simple one-paragraph crime reports. As such, the descriptions of each incident should not be considered an attempt to capture the full complexity of the events. Rather, this list is a commemoration of lives lost to domestic violence.

View the statistics and homicide list here.

 


NNADV 35th Anniversary Conference

NNADV is pleased to announce the return of our annual conference, just in time to celebrate our 35th anniversary. This years theme will be “Overcoming Trauma: From Harm to Healing”, and will take place September 28 – 30, 2015. We are currently accepting workshop proposals, and ask that all proposals be submitted by April 16, 2015. Please view our Annual Conference Page for more information.


Help NNADV Reach Our Goal Of $3,500 In Honor Of Our 35th Anniversary During Nevada’s Big Give!

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This year, NNADV is celebrating our 35th year of working towards the elimination of domestic violence in Nevada! You can help us celebrate this milestone by making a donation towards our goal of $3,500 during Nevada’s Big Give on March 12, 2015.

The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence is the statewide coalition of shelters and programs helping communities across the state meet the complex needs of domestic violence victims. Last year alone, we offered 46 workshops and trainings; distributed more than 27,000 information brochures, handbooks, and cards; made 44 site visits to member programs across the state; and, administered more than $1,000,000 in grants to fund hotlines, shelter, and advocacy programs. With your support, we can accomplish even more this year!

Our ability to work as a coalition has changed the way Nevadans think and act about domestic violence. Our mission is honoring the strength, bravery, and tenacity of survivors of domestic violence, and making sure that real options are available.


NNADV Responds to Assemblywoman Fiore’s Comments and Encourages Education

Assemblywoman Fiore’s New York Times quote and subsequent response to her critics reflect some of the many misunderstandings and myths regarding sexual assault. Of primary concern is the implication by Assemblywoman Fiore that the responsibility to deter perpetrators of sexual assault falls on the shoulders of women. This is part of a larger cultural belief we often encounter that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are somehow culpable in the crime committed against them.

As the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) works to prevent domestic and sexual violence in Nevada, we often see individuals and organizations communicating beliefs and statements that implicitly or explicitly assert sexual assault as a choice for women. Educating our communities is one of the goals of NNADV and we would like to take this opportunity to educate community leaders and fellow Nevadans on this important public health issue.·

  • Approximately 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. 28 percent of these are committed by an intimate partner and not by a stranger.
  • Rape is not about sex. Rape is about having power and control over another person.
  • Victim-blaming attitudes marginalize the victim/survivor and make it harder to come forward and report the abuse.
  • More common than knives or guns in sexual assaults is the use of verbal abuse, physical force, psychological pressure, intimidation and/or making sure the victim is drunk or drugged so that they don’t know what is happening to them. This is particularly true on college campuses.

We know education is the path to prevention, and we encourage our community leaders, media entities and fellow Nevadans to become more informed. NNADV is available to provide education and resources to individuals and organizations that want to understand the more accurate complexities and impact of domestic and sexual violence. Resources to help educate individuals and organizations on sexual assault in Nevada and across the nation are also available here.

If you have questions about this topic, or wish to be connected to more resources, please contact us.


Jacksons Food Stores Helps Fight Against Domestic Violence

Jacksons Food Stores Helps Fight Against Domestic Violence
In partnership with the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence,
Jacksons Food Stores raises $166,768.32 in five states

 (Reno, NV) – In the 11th anniversary year of the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, Jacksons Food Stores and its customers donated a total of $166,768.32 ($83,384.16 from customer donations and a dollar for dollar match by Jacksons) as part of the commitment to create Compassionate Communities. There will be a press conference this Wednesday, January 21st at 10 a.m. in Boise, Idaho where Jacksons will present the contribution check to the Coalitions Against Domestic Violence.

This donation marks the highest level of contribution in the program’s history. Since the inception of the campaign, the northwest has raised over $900,000 in total. The campaign ran from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. Jacksons sold paper doves in $1, $5 and $10 increments in all of their stores in all five states of operation to raise funds for the prevention, education and support for victims of domestic violence and their children, sexual assault survivors, and adolescents experiencing relationship abuse.

“John Jackson’s willingness to bring the attention of his customers to the daily struggles of victims and survivors working toward a violence-free life is tremendously important to our efforts to raise awareness,” says NNADV Executive Director Sue Meuschke, who also thanks those who gave generously last year.

For media inquiries, contact Sue Meuschke at (775) 828-1115 ext. 11 or Katrina Lemmon from Jacksons Food Store at (208) 955-6265 or katrina.lemmon@jacksons.com.

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About Jacksons Food Stores

Jacksons Food Stores, Inc., headquartered in Meridian, was founded in Idaho in 1975 as a single service station. It has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of more than 200 stores in five western states. The company is the 3rd largest privately held corporation in the state, and has been widely recognized for its support of community and charity projects for local businesses and organizations. For more information on the charity projects Jacksons Food Stores support, visit www.jacksons.com.

About the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence

The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1980 to work toward the elimination of domestic and sexual violence against all persons. As Nevada’s statewide coalition, NNADV is an inclusive network which both supports our member programs, and educates the public at large. Our agency is based in Reno, but our member programs span the entire state. Domestic violence programs in the Jacksons Food Stores service area are: Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Tel. 775.883.7654 (Carson & Storey Co.); Domestic Violence Intervention, Tel. 775.423.1313 (Churchill Co.); ALIVE, Tel. 775.463.5843 (Lyon Co.); Committee to Aid Abused Women, Tel. 775.329.4150 (Washoe Co.); Tahoe Safe Alliance, Tel. 775.298.0010 (Washoe Co.); and Safe Embrace, Tel. 775.322.3466 (Washoe Co.).

 


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