Attorney General Laxalt Appoints Domestic Violence Ombudsman and Domestic Violence Prevention Council Member

June 15, 2015

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced the appointments of Joelle Gutman as Domestic Violence Ombudsman and Cory Hernandez as a member of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council.

    “As knowledgeable and experienced leaders in the field of domestic violence, Gutman and Hernandez will be great assets in finding ways to combat domestic violence and advocate for victims,” said Laxalt. “We look forward to their contributions and expertise.”

      Joelle Gutman has a long and established career in therapeutic services and communications. Her commitment to social work and rehabilitation will be valuable in working with and advocating for survivors of domestic violence.

        “Advocating and educating on behalf of some of our most vulnerable Nevadans is an honor, and I am eager to put my background into practice at the Attorney General’s Office,” said Gutman.

          Hernandez also brings a breadth of experience in the field as a co-founder and vice president of a domestic violence organization in northern Nevada assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence. Her dedication to helping those in need will ensure that victims of domestic violence in this state will be well served.

            “I am honored to step into this role as a part of AG Laxalt’s team, and look forward to making a difference in the lives of Nevadans, especially those in our immigrant communities,” said Hernandez.

              Gutman began work on June 10, 2015, and is based in the Carson City office. She may be reached by email at or by phone at (775) 684-1223.