WHEREAS, the impact of domestic violence extends widely and directly affects families and society as a whole; and
WHEREAS, the cruelties of domestic violence are found among all economic, cultural, gender, and social groups and require all Nevadans to take action to reduce harm; and
WHEREAS, the crime of domestic violence violates an individual's privacy, dignity, security, and humanity due to systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, economic control and abuse; and
WHEREAS, the impact of domestic violence is wide ranging and inclusive, directly affecting society and prevention is essential to ending the cycle; and
WHEREAS, domestic violence victims face barriers in escaping abuse but also exhibit remarkable strength; and
WHEREAS, advocacy networks across Nevada have worked tirelessly on behalf of victims and remain dedicated to providing a voice f or victims and families while increasing awareness across the Silver State and October is a time to remember and honor all victims as well as those working toward the elimination of domestic violence;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 12th day of September, 2017.