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NNADV Releases Domestic Violence Guide for Media Professionals

(Reno, NV) – The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) is pleased to announce the publication, Covering Domestic Violence: A Guide for Media Professionals. This invaluable resource was created for experienced and novice media professionals who are covering crimes involving domestic and sexual violence, stalking and teen relationship abuse including bullying.

What is included in this Guide?

– References for the latest statistics from a statewide and national perspective;
– Information to expand the understanding of the issues surrounding domestic violence, including   the warning signs, how to help a victim, safety planning and how to promote healthy relationships;- References for Nevada Revised Statutes;
– How to navigate the legal system including legal remedies for survivors of domestic violence;
– Tips on accurately covering domestic violence crimes and recommendations on what to avoid when covering these crimes;
– Tips on interviewing survivors while maintaining their privacy and safety;
– Cautions when covering domestic violence-related homicides; and a
– Resource section listing “live” links to statewide and national resources.

Click here to view the guide


About NNADV:

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.

Open Positions on the NNADV Board of Directors

The NNADV Board of Directors has two openings: one program at-large seat (must be affiliated with a member program – staff, volunteer or board member), and one community at-large seat (not directly affiliated with a member program). All are three year terms and begin on January 2015. NNADV Board nominees must be current members of NNADV (an individual member or a volunteer or paid staff person or an organization that is currently a member) and committed to NNADV’s mission, philosophy and goals.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of NNADV. Directors serve as trustees on behalf of donors and are thus responsible for ensuring that the organization meets both legal and ethical standards for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. The Board’s most important role is to provide oversight of all activities and funds. The Board plays a critical role in ensuring that the organization has what it needs to carry out its mission, and that it does so legally, ethically, and effectively. Specific duties and responsibilities include the following: setting the vision, mission, and organizational goals; making sure the organization has the resources it needs and those resources are well managed; making sure the organization carries out its mission with effective programs; hiring, supervising, and evaluating the Executive Director; establishing personnel policies and procedures; enhancing the organization’s public image. To effectively carry out these job duties, Board members are expected to:

  • Commit to 4 to 10 hours per month to the work of this Board and the organization, and any extra effort that may be required in relation to fundraising events or other special activities.
  • Attend Board meetings regularly, including all four of the Board member meetings each year.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Serve actively on at least two standing or ad hoc committees and attend committee meetings regularly, attending at least two-thirds of the schedules committee meetings as well as special meetings as needed.
  • Participate in the following fundraising activities: make a personal financial contribution to the organization each year; identify prospective donors and assist in fundraising initiatives; buy tickets, attend, and participate in the planning and marketing of the organization’s fundraising events.

Nominations are due August 15, 2014. We strongly encourage individuals who have been active members of NNADV to consider board membership. NNADV is committed to representing all victims of domestic violence and strives to have a broad range of representation. Please contact our office 775.828.1115 to obtain a nomination packet.


Verizon Wireless has launched a new social media campaign

Verizon Wireless HopeLine has launched a new social media campaign Voices Have Power. This campaign is a participatory, digitally focused campaign designed to increase awareness of domestic violence and destroy the stigma of discussing the topic in public by calling people to share words of support and encouragement with the people who need it most. To invite broad participation from the public, the campaign focuses on a single, simple call to action: Submit a message of hope. To learn more visit

You can submit messages of hope in one of three ways:

* Send your message by text to #94709
* Use social media using the hashtag #voiceshavepower. On Twitter, be sure to mention @HopeLineVerizon or @VerizonWireless
* Go to the campaign website

Verizon Wireless HopeLine will donate $3 in support of dating and domestic violence prevention for every message of hope that is shared.

This campaign starts June 26 and ends August 7. Because voices have power, share a message of hope today!

Domestic Violence Nationwide Census Results

Nationwide Survey Reveals Urgent Need for Increased Funding for Domestic Violence Service Providers

Nationwide, more than 66,000 victims of domestic violence helped on a single day, but almost 10,000 requests for help go unanswered.

Snapshot of Nevada

On September 17, 2013, 169 domestic violence victims (101 children and 68 adults) found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs across Nevada. Domestic violence advocates here answered 86 crisis line calls – more than 4 calls every hour. At the same time, 20 requests for services went unmet, largely due to not enough staff and lack of funding. Across Nevada, 21 staff positions were eliminated in the past year and most of these positions were direct services, such as shelter or legal advocates.

“Across Nevada, survivors of domestic violence are reaching out for help,” said Sue Meuschke, NNADV’s Executive Director. “We are encouraging everyone, including healthcare providers, to make more referrals to local domestic violence programs. Unfortunately there are less people in our programs to respond. Increased funding for services is a critical need.”

The full national report is available online at For state level statistics, select Nevada on the home page of this link.

To view the entire press release, NNEDV Census

Jacksons Food Stores raises $161,369 in four states

Jacksons Food Stores Help Raise Awareness Against Domestic Violence

In partnership with the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, Jacksons Food Stores raises $161,369 in four states 

(Reno, NV) – In the 10th anniversary year of the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, Jacksons Food Stores and its customers donated a total of $161,369 ($86,369 from customer donations and $75,000 matched by Jacksons) as part of the commitment to create Compassionate Communities. There will be a press conference this Wednesday, January 15th at 11 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 $750,000 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 four 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.

 “Jacksons Food Stores is pleased to support this important campaign to prevent domestic violence in our communities. Together, we thank our customers for generously responding to the campaign to increase the level of support for victims of domestic violence for the past 10 years,” said Jacksons Food Stores Owner John Jackson.

During the 2013 campaign in Nevada, Jacksons Food Stores and its customers donated a total of $22,926 ($12,271 from customer donations and $10,655 matched by Jacksons).

“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 or Katrina Lemmon from Jacksons Food Store at (208) 955-6265.

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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 four 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

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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