VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA)
FOR EMERGENCIES PLEASE CALL 911, ADVOCATES WILL BE CALLED OUT VIA LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENSURE VICTIM AND ADVOCATE SAFTEY.
For assistance after regular working hours, Advocates may be reached at:
Mary Quintero (775) 316 - 1263 or
Samantha Helme (775) 530 - 8673.
The YPT Victim Services Program is an Emergency Based Program that is designed to provide services to victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, Dating Violence and Stalking. Services and assistance offered will be determine on a case by case basis, and dependent on victim's needs.
All services will be provided in a confidential and sensitive manner to protect the victim's right to privacy!
ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse behaviors in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or physiological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.