What is Party Smart?
Party Smart is a violence prevention campaign aimed at making nightlife in Las Vegas safer for everyone. We believe that we can prevent sexual violence by encouraging both party-goers and bar/nightclub staff to help others stay safe.
How Does Party Smart Work?
Party Smart has two parts. Part 1 is a public awareness campaign that encourages party-goers to prevent sexual violence by being Active Bystanders. Part 2 is a training program for employees of bars, nightclubs, and other alcohol-serving establishments which gives them specific strategies to increase safety for their patrons. Interested in training for your employees? Click here to learn more.
Why Party Smart?
Party Smart was created by The Rape Crisis Center and our partners in response to a need we saw within the community.
We know that:
Women 18 to 24 experience the highest rates of sexual violence.
As much as 20% of the victims The Rape Crisis Center serves at UMC Hospital are assaulted at a party situation or alcohol-serving establishment OR met their perpetrator in such a setting.
A certain subset of sexual predators specifically use party situations or alcohol-serving establishments to find victims, and use alcohol or drugs to victimize.
Given these facts, we knew there was a great need for targeted violence prevention. As a result, we created Party Smart to make partying in Las Vegas safer.
If you need non-emergency assistance,
The Rape Crisis Center hotline
is available 24/7 at
888-366-1640 or 702-366-1640
If you have experienced or are
witnessing a sexual assault or other crime in progress,
Please call 911 immediately!
We’re happy you stopped by the Party Smart Las Vegas website, sponsored by The Rape Crisis Center of Las Vegas along with several community partners.