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Leave No Victim Behind conference held in Las Vegas

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 08:28:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Law enforcement agencies and victims' advocates gathered for the fourth annual Leave No Victim Behind conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

The event hopes to prepare communities globally for the unthinkable. This year's focus was the aftermath of tragedy and recovery for all those involved with the Route 91 shooting .

“Unfortunately it's not an isolated incident, it's something that's happening more and more,” says Elynne Greene.

Greene is with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Victim Services, which helps victims of all crimes, including victims of 1 October. She says some may still need a hand.

“I think there still is support and that the support should be continuing for years because it changes,” says Greene.

Their message to other agencies is that there isn't always an exact timeline for someone to reach out for help.

She says it happens organically and the support needs to already be in place with services like the ones offered at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.

This kind of support isn't only for the victims or their families, but for the first responders seeing it all, too.

“It can be that ongoing one stop place so if they don't have the services they can direct you to where they are,” says John Steinbeck, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief.

“We want those lessons learned to be transferred over and to be an asset for everybody throughout the country."

The conference continues through Thursday.