October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will present the "Peace Begins at Home" Girl Scout Domestic Violence Merit Patch at the Girl Scouts of the Frontier Council Headquarters, 2941 Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 24, 2009 at 10 am.
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's Bureau of Consumer Protection, in conjunction with the launch of the 12th Annual National Consumer Protection Week, March 7-13, 2010, is issuing a series of daily consumer advisories. The theme of the Consumer Protection Week is Dollars & Sense: Rated "A" for All Ages.
Nothing is more important to the future of our state than protecting the well being of our children. Under Catherine Cortez Masto's leadership, the Attorney General's office provides and participates in several state services, including:
The Nevada Children's Advocate and Clearinghouse for Missing Children
The community notification and identification of known sex offenders, including maintaining the online sex offender registry
Providing educational materials so parents can safeguard their children from the dangers of internet and other predators
Cortez Masto's office has also sponsored events like the CyberSafety Summit and oversees the Technological Crime Board and the "Teaching Tolerance" Task Force.
Every year her office holds numerous conferences and seminars on topics ranging from teen dating violence to Social Networking safety. These events are held in every area of the state.
She has fought for stricter laws for those who commit crimes against children, including stiffer sentences and forfeiture of assets. Cortez Masto will continue to be a strong advocate for Nevada's children.