Justice Court Community Impact Center to Host Resource Awareness Event on Dec. 7
The Las Vegas Justice Court Community Impact Center will host its first annual Resource Awareness Event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 3740 Royal Crest St. More than 20 local agencies and service providers will participate at the event to offer help and services to the public. The event is free. Raffles, light refreshments and music also will be offered.
“Our goal with this event is to bring together community organizations that can improve the quality of life for residents in our surrounding neighborhoods,” said Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Melisa De La Garza. “This is an opportunity for people to visit the Impact Center and learn about resources that are available to help them and their families.”
Participating organizations include Clark County’s Department of Social Services, the Southern Nevada Health District, HELP of Southern Nevada, Medical Outreach Clinic, Shine a Light, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Nevada Department of Welfare and Supportive Services and Clean the World Shower Trucks and other vendors.
The Community Impact Center is a community resource and referral center that houses multiple agencies to connect residents with resources including medical, vision, dental and mental health providers, education, employment and/or retirement and disability assistance. The center is part of the Las Vegas Justice Court’s Community Court program. The goal of the center and community court is to help people be of service in the community by gaining financial and housing stability along with reconnection to family and positive support systems.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect, accountability, leadership and excellence. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 41 million visitors a year (2022). Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.