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City Launches Effort Against Domestic Violence
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City Launches Effort Against Domestic Violence

The North Las Vegas City Attorney's Office is launching a grant-funded Domestic Violence division aimed at raising awareness and educating first responders on how to diffuse a domestic violence situation before it escalates to a homicide.

The first in a series of training sessions was held today at North Las Vegas Fire Station 53, 2804 West Gowan Road. The participants of this initial session included members of the professional community who are in positions to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, including North Las Vegas Fire Fighters and Paramedics.

Topics discussed during these training sessions include: the definition of a battery or act of domestic violence; how to recognize physical signs of domestic battery, including strangulation; how to interact with victims; and how to illicit information that may indicate there is a history of violence in a relationship. Participants will also learn where to refer victims of domestic violence for long-term assistance.

Over the next few months, North Las Vegas Fire Fighters, Police Officers, and other first responders will attend this training.

These efforts are funded by a Violence Against Women grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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