Panel Advises on Reducing Domestic Violence Deaths

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A statewide panel is recommending stricter policies on restraining orders and less leniency for defendants in an effort to reduce the state's domestic violence deaths.

A report released Thursday by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto offers 17 suggestions for tackling the issue.

Nevada had the highest rate in the country in 2011 for domestic violence cases that involved a man killing a woman.

The task force recommends exploring instant protection orders, which would allow victims protection immediately after a domestic violence incident.

The report also suggests working with judges and attorneys to prevent pleading down, which can reduce the sentence for a domestic violence incident and make punishment less effective.

The report combines recommendations from fatality review boards in Clark and Washoe counties and third organized by Masto.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 204797301 - kolotv.com/a?a=204797301
Gray Television, Inc.