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Domestic violence council to meet in Ely
by Tribune Staff
Aug 06, 2011 | 602 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

CARSON CITY —Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (NCPDV) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Great Basin College, Rooms 107-109, located at 2115 Bobcat Drive in Ely, Nevada.

The NCPDV, chaired by Attorney General Masto, will be discussing, along with other pertinent issues, the need for improvements in domestic violence assistance and prevention efforts among the underserved and rural populations of Nevada.

The mission of the council includes providing direction to the governor and the Legislature on statewide domestic violence policy and legislation, increasing public awareness of the magnitude and seriousness of domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating appropriate changes in law enforcement procedure and increasing access to legal and medical services to survivors in need.

The NCPDV consists of 29 individuals from throughout Nevada who represent a variety of disciplines and systems, including law enforcement, the judiciary, prosecution, victim services, health care, education and others. Survivors of domestic violence are also members of the council.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon.

The NCPDV will also be holding a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the White Pine County Library, 950 Campton St. The town hall meeting, also open to the public, will discuss domestic violence issues in the Ely community.

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