Reno, NV— On Thanksgiving Day, Jacksons Food Stores and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence will launch the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, a holiday season campaign that runs through December 25th to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence. This is the 10th year anniversary of the campaign throughout the Northwest. This campaign is important for community awareness and legislative efforts to ensure funding priorities for domestic violence victims. Contributions can be made in increments of $1, $5, or $10. At the end of the campaign, Jacksons Chief Executive Officer, John Jackson, will match Jacksons Food Stores customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $75,000 with all the proceeds going to the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. Click here Jacksons Release Nevada to view the full press release.
A Time to Mourn, Celebrate, and Connect
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when experts and those professionals who work with victims of domestic violence are planning events that educate the public, inspire action, and inform victims of the help and services that are available as they struggle to live violence-free.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data, Violence Policy Center, September 26, 2013
Snapshot of Nevada Violence Policy Center 10-1-2013, prepared by the Violence Policy Center, October 1, 2013
Governor Brian Sandoval proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read the Proclamation.
To read the complete press release, Domestic Violence Awareness Month 10-1-2013,
The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence Using Green Dots to Address Violence
When an act of violence (sexual assault, partner violence, or stalking) happens in our communities there is almost always a bystander who is in a position to notice a high risk behavior and potentially do something to help. However, all too often, as bystanders we aren’t sure what to do or how to do it. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, the University of Nevada, Reno and various organizations throughout northern and rural Nevada are dedicated to changing this behavior by launching a violence prevention program called Green Dot.
Green Dot incorporates a community mobilization strategy that is designed to equip bystanders with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively intervene. Professionals across northern and rural Nevada are convening for four days (September 24-27) on the University of Nevada, Reno campus to become certified Green Dot instructors.
For the full press release, Green Dot 9-4-2013
NPR – KUNR 88.7 Reno Public Radio broadcasting from the University of Nevada, Reno interview with Sue Meuschke, NNADV Executive Director: http://www.kunr.org/news/interview-green-dot-violence-training-comes-to-nv
NNADV Website 8.23.2013
On February 28, the U.S. House of Representatives took up the Senate-passed bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and passed this vital legislation by a bipartisan vote of 286-138, including 87 republicans voting in favor. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) applauds the Members of Congress who led the fight and voted for VAWA’s passage.
“Advocates and survivors have been working on this bill for years and are both elated and relieved to see it reauthorized, says Sue Meuschke, executive director, NNADV. “We thank the Nevada Congressional delegation for their unanimous support of this bill.”
Snapshot of Nevada:
Earlier this month, both Nevada senators voted “Yea” on the VAWA Reauthorization:
- Senator Harry Reid (D)
- Senator Dean Heller (R)
Today, the following Nevada representatives voted “Yea” on the VAWA Reauthorization:
- Congressman Mark Amodei (R)
- Congressman Joseph Heck (R)
- Congressman Steven Horsford (D)
- Congresswomen Dina Titus (D)
The legislation that passed today is a strong reauthorization that includes landmark protections for women on Tribal lands, improves protections for immigrant victims, ensures services for LGBT survivors as well as people with disabilities and the elderly, and adds important housing protections for victims. The bill also preserves and maintains core funding for life-saving victim services.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enacted in 1994, recognizes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as serious, devastating, and life-threatening crimes. VAWA programs have greatly enhanced systematic changes that give law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges the tools they need to hold offenders accountable and keep communities safe while supporting victims. VAWA supports comprehensive, effective and cost saving responses to these crimes while meeting the needs of victims and will continue to save countless lives through the community-based services it provides. For more information on VAWA including fact sheets on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, visit 4vawa.org. You can view the entire bill (S.47) here.