Area Briefing, July 9-15


SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP PLANNED AT PARADISE RECREATION CENTER

The Paradise Recreation Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive, plans to host a free self-defense class for participants 16 or older from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 18.

NRA-certified instructor David Thomas is set to lead the class.

Participants will learn techniques to protect themselves during a home intrusion.

Registration is required by calling 702-455-7513. For more information, visit carkcountynv.gov/parks.

FIREFIGHTERS AND RED CROSS SEEK TO PROMOTE CPR TRAINING

Firefighters and the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada are teaming up to offer compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation training so the community can help emergency responders save more lives.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said the roughly 26 percent of cardiac arrest patients it saves could increase to 50 percent with the community’s help.

Community groups have been responding and meeting with firefighters and Red Cross representatives to assist in their goal of helping save cardiac arrest victims, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said.

Residents interested in CPR training can schedule a free meeting with their homeowners associations, senior centers or other valley-based groups by calling 702-538-6117 or visiting thebest911response.com.

NONPROFIT TRAINS RAPE CRISIS CENTER IN ASSISTING SEXUALLY ABUSED MEN

A nonprofit that specializes in assisting sexually abused men was scheduled to offer training June 27 for the Rape Crisis Center, its Hope Counseling Center and other community partners.

The training, offered to Las Vegas Valley therapists and victim advocates by California-based 1in6, is set to be aimed at helping male survivors and connecting them with resources in the area.

The Nevada Community Foundation is sponsoring the effort.

The 1in6 group takes its name from a statistic that says one in six men will endure unwanted or abusive sexual experiences as boys. The goal of the organization is to provide the tools to help aid in the recovery process through education and resources.

For more information, call the Rape Crisis Center at 702-385-2153 or visit therapecrisiscenter.org or 1in6.org.

RAPE CRISIS CENTER OFFERS RELATIONSHIP SAFETY WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS

The Rape Crisis Center plans to offer free workshops this summer to help teens better understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to protect their personal space.

The initiative is part of the center’s effort to expand its Your Safety Prevention and Awareness Curriculum for Everyone program, which is offered during the school year at Clark County School District middle and high schools.

The Your SPACE program is a workshop that aims to empower teens and guide them on negotiating the confusing and potentially dangerous world of dating, social media and teenage life.

Another goal of the program also is to educate teens on how to recognize and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, sexual harassment and domestic violence. Consequences of sexting, social media and cyber bullying also are covered.

Sessions typically last one to four days. The program’s trained facilitators foster open dialogue and conversation with teenagers about several issues, including how to recognize when they are being pressured by peers, partners or bullies.

The Rape Crisis Center aims to expand the program to camps, parks and recreation centers, religious groups and other organizations.

Those who are interested in taking part in the program can call 702-385-2153. For more information, visit therapecrisiscenter.org.

GRANT TO HELP URBAN LEAGUE’S RE-ENTRY PROGRAM FOR EX-OFFENDERS

A $1.5 million grant was recently awarded to the Las Vegas Urban League for its ex-offender re-entry program.

The funds will help the Urban League provide pre- and post-release services to 200 ex-offenders over a period of 37 months.

Ex-offenders will receive case management services, mentoring group sessions, life skills and job readiness classes and job and training placement. Participants qualify for services as they exit the correctional system and while on probation or parole.

The program receives the majority of its clients from the Nevada Department of Corrections, Parole and Probation and the Clark County Detention Center.

Program partners include the Metropolitan Police Department; Clark County courts; the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas; Safe Village; the Clark County School District; Discovery Fit & Health; Forklift University; Stovall & Associates; the College of Southern Nevada; the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board; the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation; the Southern Nevada Housing Authority; the Clark County District Attorney’s Office; Alpine Steel; Command Center Inc.; and PR Diamond Products Inc.

For more information, visit lvccul.org or call 702-636-3949.

CITY OFFERS YEAR-ROUND AMNESTY FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

The city of Las Vegas has expanded its amnesty program, waiving penalties year-round on self-disclosed residential construction conducted without permits.

Homeowners will be subject to paying regular fees for permits, inspections and plan reviews but not penalties. Fees for residential-related construction range from $60 to more than $400.

The primary goal of the amnesty is to encourage safety and self-disclosure of nonpermitted work and obtain compliance. The most common residential projects built on residential property without the necessary permits are garage conversions, room additions, patio covers and water heater installations, building officials said.

To apply for the program, a homeowner must contact the building department to obtain the necessary permit forms. The homeowner must also take part in a five-minute training session regarding the permit process.

For more information, visit the city building and safety department at 333 N. Rancho Drive, call 702-229-6251 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

SKY POINTE DRIVE CLOSURE EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 11

Sky Pointe Drive is scheduled to be closed from Private Drive to New Leaf Avenue through July 11, two days more than planned, to complete paving work.

In addition to widening a portion of Sky Pointe Drive, the project will include storm drain improvements, new lighting, sidewalks, landscaping and aesthetics.

Northbound traffic on Sky Pointe Drive will detour to Cimarron Road, then to Sunny Springs Lane. Southbound traffic on Tule Springs Road will detour to Sunny Springs Lane, then to Cimarron Road. For more information, call 511 or visit nvroads.com.

HENDERSON POLICE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENS’ ACADEMY

The Henderson Police Department is accepting applications through July 25 for its upcoming Citizens’ Academy, planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 13 to Nov. 5.

The goal of the academy is to build a bridge between residents and police and provide a condensed version of a police academy.

Graduates of the program can gain insight into the life and training of a law enforcement officer. Topics to be covered include radio and communication, community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, crime scene investigation, detention center procedures, criminal justice, domestic violence and criminalistics.

Applicants must live or work in the city of Henderson, be at least age 18 and have no felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor convictions.

Applications can be picked up at the main station, 223 Lead St.; the Green Valley Substation, 300 S. Green Valley Parkway; the North Community Police Station, 225 E. Sunset Road; or the community relations unit inside the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The application also be found at cityofhenderson.com/police.

For more information, call the Henderson Police Department training unit at 702-267-4850.

FILM SERIES TO FEATURE VINTAGE POLICE VIDEOS AT GREEN VALLEY LIBRARY

Vintage police videos are scheduled to be shown from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, as part of a film series featuring historically significant documentaries and propaganda films.

The free police videos will feature a 1980s Texas roundtable about keeping communities safe, homelessness, environmental protection for lower income people and a training film for police in rural communities.

Audience commentary is encouraged.

Registration is required by visiting mypubliclibrary.com or calling 702-207-4261.

TALK SHOP WITH THE COPS EVENT SET FOR JULY 23 AT WHITNEY RANCH

The Henderson Police Department plans a Talk Shop with the Cops event from 6 to 7 p.m. July 23 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, and from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Heritage Senior Center, 300 S. Racetrack Road.

The events are slated to focus on issues such as traffic, crime trends and neighborhood safety. A question-and-answer period is planned after the presentations.

The gatherings give residents a chance to voice any concerns and are geared to foster cooperation between police and the public.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police or call 702-267-5000.

 

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