New website to assist domestic violence victims through their case


Woman Hand Holding Purple Ribbon, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) concept with deep purple awareness ribbon.

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“The Clark County District Attorney’s office has announced a website that will navigate domestic violence victims through their case against their abuser.

The website, DVHelpLasVegas.com, will go live Friday, October 1, 2021, which is also the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The website will assist victims through the criminal justice system while also finding answers to frequently asked questions regarding domestic violence cases brought up by the DA’s office.

“The biggest challenge we see in successfully prosecuting domestic violence cases is the reluctance of the victim to testify or even participate in the case,” said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

“I believe that helping a person understand the process, and know what to expect along the way, may help them develop a comfort level in working with our office to see that the person who hurt them is held accountable.”

Helpful links, a map to the DV courtrooms, advocate contacts, and help to file a temporary protective order (TPO) are other features the website will provide upon its launch.

“We hope that providing this information will help victims of domestic violence overcome their fears about participating in the case against their abuser,” said Hagar Trippiedi, Chief Deputy District Attorney and Team Chief of the D.A.’s Domestic Violence Unit.

‘We want everyone in our community to feel safe and know that we are here to help them break the cycle of abuse.’ ”(KSNV)


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