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Title: Responding to Domestic Violence in Nevada: A Plan for Action
Corporate Author: Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents recommendations for actions to address domestic violence in Nevada.
Abstract: The recommendations focus on coordination, law enforcement, prosecution, adjudication, victim services, batterers' treatment, health care, education, and children's services. The recommendations reflect a belief that a successful campaign against domestic violence as well as the development of a more healthy, violence-free Nevada is a coordinated community effort based on certain enforcement, effective intervention, and strong prevention. Concern for the safety of victims and their children must be central to all efforts. Criminal justice agencies must work together to ensure uniform and consistent enforcement of the law. Police must make arrests when laws are broken. Prosecutors must aggressively prosecute violations of the law once arrest is made, and judges must impose sentences appropriate to the seriousness of the crime. Although intervention by the criminal justice system is key to the fight against domestic violence, all agencies and individuals who provide services to families in which violence occurs must also work to provide safety for victims and to hold batterers accountable. This plan presents specific action steps, provides supporting rationale, and identifies existing resources to assist in their realization. Continuous evaluation of the progress and effectiveness of this plan must be conducted as the basis for change and improvement in the action plan. 52 notes and 22 resources listed
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic assault prevention; Nevada
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