Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence
The Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence began as a Task Force in November 1998. Forty individuals came together in northern Nevada to discuss the formation of a coalition that would be statewide, multi-disciplinary and collectively work toward shared interests and concerns of direct service providers and victim issues. The Task Force incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2003 as a membership organization comprised of a wide array of agencies, groups, and individuals with a demonstrated interest in pursuing the Coalition’s mission throughout the State of Nevada. Specifically, NCASV works to improve Nevada’s sexual violence programs while collaborating with agencies from many different fields to advance the issues of sexual violence. Another role of NCASV is to provide up-to-date information and training to Nevada professionals, and to also develop, track, and monitor legislative initiatives that are related to sexual violence and its survivors. The Coalition supports the reduction of the risk of sexual violence through prevention education and through increased prosecution and criminal justice system accountability or perpetrators. NCASV also advocates for the needs of sexual violence survivors, regardless of age, sex, economic status, sexual orientation, ability/disability, race, religion or cultural background. They have also developed an alliance among all organizations concerned with sexual violence.