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Survey tallies Nev. domestic violence response
by Tribune Staff
Mar 08, 2012 | 843 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — On Sept. 15, domestic violence advocates served more than 67,000 victims and answered more than 22,000 emergency hotline calls nationwide. During this 24-hour period, 1,725 local domestic violence programs, or 89 percent, submitted their counts for services.

This annual snapshot, announced Wednesday by the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, found that there were 1,040 more unmet requests reported than in September 2010.

Each year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducts a 24-hour survey of local domestic violence programs. In Nevada, 476 victims were served on Sept. 15. Of those, 272 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs in Nevada. Also, 204 adults and children received individual counseling, legal advocacy and children’s support. In the 24-hour period, 141 hotline calls were answered to help victims in danger. Nevada programs answered more than five hotline calls every hour.

Also in Nevada, 25 requests for housing services went unmet. Many programs reported a critical shortage of funds and staff to assist victims in need of emergency shelter and transitional housing, limited funding for translators, bilingual staff or accessible equipment.

For more information specific to Nevada, go to page 37.
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