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'ScrapDV' to Increase Awareness About Domestic Violence

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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.

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