'ScrapDV' to Increase Awareness About Domestic Violence - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

'ScrapDV' to Increase Awareness About Domestic Violence

Posted: Updated:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - and a local group has launched a new campaign to increase awareness for domestic abuse in Nevada.

"We need to get people to start talking about domestic violence. Let people know it's not okay, it's not a family issue, it's not something that just occurs behind the door. I mean, if we all get together, we can end domestic violence...starting in Nevada," says Joann Casalez.

Part of the "Scrap Domestic Violence" campaign includes passing out information in communities about how to talk to both domestic violence victims and perpetrators and raising money for other anti-abuse groups in Nevada.

"I applaud the efforts of ScrapDV, which is working with all domestic violence agencies in Nevada to assist in providing funding for much needed projects that increase awareness of the problems caused by domestic violence," said Nevada Attorney Catherine Cortez Masto.  "This educational awareness program, No More, Know More, will get people talking about abuse, which is the first step in reducing domestic violence." 

If you or someone you know is seeking assistance call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-799-SAFE. 

For more information about ScrapDV please log on to  www.ScrapDV.org, or visit www.Facebook.com/ScrapDV or www.Twitter.com/ScrapDV.

  • NewsMore>>

  • LCSO Looking For Missing Teen In East Fernley

    LCSO Looking For Missing Teen In East Fernley

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-05-26 06:10:32 GMT
    Courtesy of Lyon County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy of Lyon County Sheriff's Office
    Courtesy of Lyon County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy of Lyon County Sheriff's Office

    The Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports that they are looking for a missing teen in East Fernley tonight. Eric Char, 16, disappeared around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. He is an Asian male, is approximately 5'9" tall and weighs around 120 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts and a dark backpack.

    More >>

    The Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports that they are looking for a missing teen in East Fernley tonight. Eric Char, 16, disappeared around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. He is an Asian male, is approximately 5'9" tall and weighs around 120 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts and a dark backpack.

    More >>
  • Aces Lose Series Opener to Salt Lake

    Aces Lose Series Opener to Salt Lake

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:44:27 GMT

    The Aces road trip to Salt Lake City, Utah got off to a rocky start, falling 9 to 6 on Friday night. The Aces out-hit Salt Lake 12-11, but could not overcome a four-run fifth inning. Bradin Hagens got the start tonight for Reno and tossed 4.2 innings allowing eight runs on seven hits. 

    More >>

    The Aces road trip to Salt Lake City, Utah got off to a rocky start, falling 9 to 6 on Friday night. The Aces out-hit Salt Lake 12-11, but could not overcome a four-run fifth inning. Bradin Hagens got the start tonight for Reno and tossed 4.2 innings allowing eight runs on seven hits. 

    More >>
  • Suspect In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff At Marracco Drive In Sparks

    Suspect In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff At Marracco Drive In Sparks

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:41:57 GMT

    The Sparks Police Department reports that a man is in custody after an hours-long standoff at a residence on Marracco Drive and East Prater Way. The suspect had multiple warrants for drug related convictions and one for assault with a deadly weapon.

    More >>

    The Sparks Police Department reports that a man is in custody after an hours-long standoff at a residence on Marracco Drive and East Prater Way. The suspect had multiple warrants for drug related convictions and one for assault with a deadly weapon.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.