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Domestic Violence Help

….anger management, alcohol abuse classes, restraining orders, and jail time—even when the so-called victim chooses not to press charges. In the State of Nevada, once the police have charged an individual with domestic violence, the state prosecutors will go forward with the charges in nearly all cases.


Domestic violence is a violent confrontation that occurs between family members or between people who live together or between people in a dating relationship. It can happen between a father and daughter/son, mother and daughter/son, an adult child and elderly parent, but it most often occurs between a man and a woman living together, married or not, with the woman being the victim in the overwhelming majority of the cases. Sometimes weapons are used, sometimes property is damaged, but most often the physical violence increases in frequency and level over time.

Domestic Violence charges are taken very seriously in Nevada. A battery is labeled battery domestic violence when someone allegedly commits the battery on any of the following people in his or her life:

  • Current or former spouse
  • Any relative by blood or marriage
  • Someone living in the same home
  • A significant other/someone the suspect is dating
  • A co-parent of a child
  • The suspect’s minor child
  • The suspect who is appointed legal guardian of the minor child

In brief, the defining characteristic of battery domestic violence is that the offensive touching must be done upon a person that the alleged offender had a close, personal relationship with either by blood, marriage or another type of relationship that is considered domestic. If you or someone else you know is in an abusive relationship, the following are some community resources offered in Nevada to help you receive the services you need:


24-Hour Hotlines

Las Vegas/Henderson/Boulder City: 646-4981
Rural Clark County: 1-800-486-7282
DD: 647-8584

Eemergency Shelter

Safe Nest/TADC 24 hour Hotline (702) 646-4981
S.A.F.E. House, Inc. 24 hour Hotline (702) 564-3227
Shade Tree 24 hour Hotline (702) 385-4596
Salvation Army 24 hour Hotline (702) 639-0277


Safe Nest/TADC Hotline (702) 646-4981
S.A.F.E. House Hotline (702) 564-3227
Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-500-1556
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (702) 399-0081
Emergency Protective Orders (702) 646-4981
Temporary Protective Orders (702) 455-3400
Stalking/Harassment Orders (702) 671-3478

Victim/Witness Assistance

LVMPD (702) 229-2955
District Attorney (702) 455-4204
Las Vegas City Attorney (702) 229-2525
Henderson City Attorney (702) 565-4036
Secret Witness (702) 385-5555


Safe Nest/TADC

2915 W. Charleston, Suite 12
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 877-0133

S.A.F.E. House, Inc.

921 American Pacific Dr. Suite 300
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 451-4203

Family and Child Treatment

6431 W. Sahara Ave. Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 258-5855

Victim Services

Victims of Crime Compensation (State of Nevada) (702) 486-2740
Rape Crisis Hotline (702) 366-1640
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1(800)273-TALK (8255)
Stop DUI (702) 456-7867

Legal Services

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (702) 386-1070
Senior Law Project (702) 229-6596

Nevada Network against Domestic Violence

220 S. Rock Blvd. Suite 7
Reno, NV 89502
Toll Free: 1-800-230-1955


Domestic Violence Handbook
National Coalition on Domestic Violence
Violence Against Women Act
Family Violence Prevention Fund