NEVADA, MO.--- Nevada police officers are taking the extra step to make battered victims feel more safe. Through a grant funded by the Department of Public Safety, Nevada police officers are learning more about violence against women. A Nevada detective tells us the purpose is to interact with victims more. Officers will be held responsible for providing battered women or men with more resources that law enforcement usually don't take care of.
"Mainly focusing on giving services to victims so that they don't have to stay in that same household and be abused. Just to give them help so they can live their lives without being in fear," said Joshua Westerhold, Nevada Detective.
Detectives will follow up after an incident and document injuries that show progression or are not showing up. The information will then be documented and sent to the prosecutor reviewing the case.
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