CARSON CITY - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced her office will host six trainings in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the public in various northern Nevada locations about the Nevada Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) service.

These training sessions are free and open to public.

"Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a key time to promote greater public awareness of crime victims' rights, needs and services, including Nevada VINE," said Masto. "I encourage law enforcement agencies, victim assistance organizations and community leaders to work jointly in generating greater public awareness about domestic violence, prevention strategies and effective responses for victims."

VINE provides free, confidential access to offender custody information by phone and online. Registered users can be notified by phone or email when an offender is released from jail or prison. Sign up by calling toll-free 1-888-2NV-VINE (1-888-268-8463) or visit

The training schedule for the tri-county area is as follows:

• In Winnemucca, the training will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Winnemucca Police Department's training room. The WPD is located at 500 E. Winnemucca Blvd.

• In Battle Mountain, the training will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Lander County Sheriff's Office training room. The sheriff's office is located at 2 State Route 305 in Battle Mountain.

Community members who wish to RSVP for trainings must email Nadia Ferguson at by Oct. 9 and include the location and session you will attend, your name, title and email address.