Attorney General Laxalt Appoints new Ombudsman Serving Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking Survivors

August 31, 2016

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced the appointment of Arlene Rivera as ombudsman for the Office of the Nevada Attorney General.

    “As a knowledgeable and experienced leader, Rivera’s expertise will aide in our efforts to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Nevada,” said Laxalt. “Her dedication to helping those in need will ensure our vulnerable populations are well served, and we look forward to the contributions her role will bring to our State.”

      Arlene Rivera has a long and established career of working with various non-profit organizations to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her prior service as a senior news producer and reporter for Noticias Univision Nevada, as well as her role as a producer for NBC News 3, has enhanced her ability to assess the needs of and raise awareness for Nevada’s communities in need.

        “I am honored to step into this new role where I can prioritize the needs of our vulnerable communities and make a difference in the lives of Nevadans,” said Rivera. “AG Laxalt has made great strides to raise awareness and assist victims within our State, and I look forward to using my experience and bilingual expertise to further his commitment to our diverse communities.”

          In her capacity as an ombudsman, Rivera will be the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s liaison for issues related to domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and exploitation and human trafficking. She will act as a state-level coordinator of system-wide improvements in the prevention and intervention of these crimes, and will work to increase accountability for perpetrators. Her duties will include oversight of the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, and the Committee on Domestic Violence Batterers’ Treatment.

             Rivera is based in the Las Vegas office and may be reached by email at or by phone at (702) 486-5714.