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Domestic violence call volume rises, homicides are going down amid pandemic

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, call centers and shelters are busier than ever. SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger said calls into their hotline are up from about 50 calls a month to 500 since the start of the pandemic. https://news3lv.com/news/local/domestic-violence-call-volume-rises-homicides-are-going-down-amid-pandemic

SafeNest sets micro-school helps kids with classwork

SafeNest provides shelter and resources to help domestic violence survivors, and with the pandemic, kids at the shelter who are already dealing with trauma in their daily lives now have new stresses with learning online. The non-profit has put together a micro-school to help the students both in and out of the classroom. https://news3lv.com/news/local/theyre-overcoming-immense-trauma-safenest-sets-micro-school-helps-kids-with-classwork

Department of Justice announces $7M initiative to curb Nevada’s domestic violence

Genese Jones-Torrence who is the vice president of Crisis Services for SafeNest said they have experienced a 21% increase to the hotline phone number since the COVID-19 pandemic started. She said the pandemic has presented new challenges for victims. Law enforcement agencies say a $7M federal grant will allow them to target the most serious