CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced Tuesday that the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is seeking five new members.
“Members of the council work together to eliminate and break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault,” said Masto, chair of the council. “I encourage those concerned with the issue to submit an application by Aug. 3 to be considered for this opportunity.”
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.
This statewide council represents various disciplines involved in
domestic violence issues. Members include educators, business and health care professionals, service providers, law enforcement, judiciary, prosecutors, advocates and domestic violence victims/survivors.
The council meets quarterly in either Reno or Las Vegas. Travel and per diem reimbursement are provided for official council functions.
The application, which is due by Aug. 3, is available online at http://bit.ly/N
Currently there are 25 members, with membership limited to no more than 30 people from various geographic regions. Selected applicants will be notified in September.
For more information or to receive the application by mail or fax, contact Kareen Prentice at 775-688-1872 or KPrentice@ag.nv.gov.