Annual domestic violence fatality report released |

Annual domestic violence fatality report released

Jennifer López
Special to the Tribune

Attorney General Masto released the Domestic Violence Fatality Review second annual report, which provides an update of the previous year’s recommendations, and highlights the progress of the three teams, including the statewide, Clark and Washoe County teams. The report includes 32 new recommendations that will be submitted to the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence for implementation.

“The Domestic Violence Fatality Review teams have worked diligently to assess current protocols and improve services with the intent of reducing, if not eliminating, domestic violence fatalities in this state,” said Masto. “This report reflects action taken on the 2013 goals and new recommendations to improve services to victims of domestic violence across disciplines.”

The multidisciplinary review teams compile information to review deaths related to domestic violence. Through these reviews, teams identify indications of escalating levels of violence, and develop recommendations to improve systems designed to protect victims of domestic violence. The process is instrumental to reducing the number of deaths related to domestic violence.

Since the last report in April 2013, the three teams conducted ten case reviews: four from Clark County, four from Washoe County and two from the statewide team. The reviews culminated in a statewide domestic violence fatality review meeting to discuss the review process and identify both successes and challenges.

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