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Project Safe 417 helping domestic violence victims around the Las Vegas valley

Posted at 8:51 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 11:51:34-05

SafeNest and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) announced the expansion of Project Safe 417 (PS417) to all 10 LVMPD Command Centers effective Feb. 24.

Named after the LVMPD “417” code for domestic violence, PS417 is designed to bridge the gap between LVMPD officer response to the time when a victim/survivor receives crisis services, advocacy and support.

Launched in December 2017 at LVMPD’s Northwest Area Command Center (NWAC), PS 417, reports successful outcomes. In the program’s first year, domestic violence-related homicides at NWAC dropped from six in 2017 to one in 2018 and 92 percent of the time there were no recurring reports of domestic violence when a PS417 first responder was utilized.