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University of Nevada hosts important domestic violence training

Reno Police Services at the University of Nevada joined forces with the Reno Police Department and other groups to offer a three-day training program on Domestic Violence this week. According to the director of the University of Nevada police, the training had the goal of giving professionals a better understanding of the dynamics and factors surrounding domestic violence so that victims receive the resources and tools they need to deal with the criminal justice system.

Participants of the program received eight hours of training on issues relating to sexual assault and domestic violence investigations. Topics covered included:

— Anti-bias policing and the preventing violence against women

— Domestic violence on-scene investigation

— Myths about sexual assault

— Civil liability suits

— Identifying and helping hidden assault victims

— Realities of domestic and sexual violence against women

The program was open for attendance to court personnel, dispatch service personnel, law enforcement, social services employees, victims services personnel, and medical staff. It was free to register and attend the training for these individuals.

Domestic problems are the cause of many divorce and family law-related issues. However, the biggest problem relating to sexual abuse and domestic abuse is the fact that victims are often quiet about the issue for too long before seeking help from authorities. Telling friends and loved one’s about the situation is definitely a start, but there is never any substitute for bringing the police in to help with the situation.

No Nevada resident should ever be the victim of violence in one’s own home. Furthermore, any kind of violence inflicted against someone in a home environment should be grounds for immediate divorce. By speaking with a Nevada family law attorney, victims of domestic violence can find out what their legal rights and options are, and with this knowledge they can seek their right to legal protection.

Source: Northern Nevada Business Weekly, “Agencies to host key training about domestic violence and sexual assault,” Aug. 07, 2016

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