Las Vegas police are looking to reduce domestic violence killings by expanding their partnership with SafeNest, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
When police officers respond to a report of domestic violence reports, SafeNest volunteers will speak with victims and help them find a safe location or help them fill out an emergency temporary restraining order, SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger said.
From now on, all domestic violence arrests made between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. will include those volunteers.
Project Safe 417, named after the police code for domestic violence, started in December 2017 as a pilot program in Metro’s northwest area command and was expanded six months ago to the Bolden and Spring Valley area commands.
Metro said in January 2019 that in 2018 the northwest area command had seen no domestic-related homicides, down from six the year before.