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Safety Issues & Assistance

Safety Issues & Assistance

At 20 percent of the U.S. population, people with disabilities are the largest minority group. And yet, far too often, they are overlooked and underserved. One area where this is especially true is pedestrian safety. Through the Americans with Disabilities Act established requirements for "Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Crossings," the measures are not enough to fully protect disabled pedestrians from the dangers they can encounter on the nation's street and roadways. Following is a resource guide providing information to help keep disabled pedestrians safe.
This four hour classroom driving course is geared to the safety needs of people 50 or better with answers to today’s driving challenges including: compensating for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time; assessing one’s own and others’ abilities via a Personal Driving Capability Index; and handling problem situations. This program is also offered online at the web address below. Graduates may be eligible for insurance premium discounts. Registration fee is $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 1-888-687-2277 to join AARP and receive the discount. Call 775-786-3509 to register for classes unless another telephone number…
A variety of concerns for the individual with a disability. With what can be an endless list of things to be mindful of, we ask you to consider one more, your vulnerability to violence from Predators. Provided is a list of AWOL - Individual Suggestions and Safety Tips.

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Crime Prevention reduces the opportunity for crime, helps people understand fear of crime vs. reality of crime, and increases neighborhood livability. The following resources are available to help residents, businesses, rental property owners, the faith communities, neighborhood associations, and others reduce the opportunities for crime, build communities where residents are aware and work together, and work with the police and others agencies in the city to address issues.
The Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center: advocates for stronger rights, protections, and services for crime victims, provides education, training, and evaluation, and serves as a trusted source of current information on victims' issues. This website is continually updated with a wide range of easily accessible information and resources for victims families, and victim service providers.

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Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice.
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada offers the Telephone Reassurance Program, which serves those individuals, age 60 and older, living alone and in need of a daily reassurance call. In addition, to checking on the physical well-being of the client, the program also services the client by reducing loneliness and providing clients an opportunity to be in contact with anther person. For more information, contact 702-382-0721.

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NWD Coordinator

Jamie Ahumada
3416 Goni Road
Carson City, NV 89706