Insert Coin(S) First Downtown Venue To Partner With The Rape Crisis Center On“Party Smart” Initiative
WHAT: On January 28, the staff at downtown Las Vegas bar/nightclub, Insert Coin(s), will receive “Party Smart” training from The Rape Crisis Center on how to spot predatory behaviors and react to situations in ways that maximize safety for both employees and patrons. The training marks the beginning of an ongoing partnership between the venue and The Rape Crisis Center, as Insert Coin(s) joins several Las Vegas Strip nightclubs that support the organization’s “Party Smart” initiative.
“We welcome this partnership with the Rape Crisis Center and look forward to the training that will help our staff better protect our patrons as they are having a good time at Insert Coin(s),” said Christopher LaPorte, owner of Insert Coin(s). “The safety and security of our guests is our top priority, and we are vigilant about doing all that we can to prevent sexual assault.”
During the course of the training on January 28, The Rape Crisis Center will instruct Insert Coin(s) staff on a variety of topics, including how to spot “red-flag” behavior, checking in with intoxicated guests before they leave, and what to do if witnessing someone slipping something into another patron’s drink. In addition, The Rape Crisis Center will facilitate exercises in which the Insert Coin(s) staff will brainstorm strategies based on various real-life situations.
“Party Smart is a robust campaign with a two-fold purpose: remind party goers how to stay safe amid the often-hectic party scene; and train nightclub staff including, security, bartenders, bouncers and cocktail servers to help keep their guests safe and to better identify, report and remove perpetrators before they have the chance to act,” said Gabrielle Amato, prevention and education manager at The Rape Crisis Center.
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 28 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Insert Coin(s)
512 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
WHO: Gabrielle Amato, The Rape Crisis Center Prevention and Education Manager
Christopher LaPorte, Insert Coin(s) owner
WHY: 18-24 year olds are the most at risk for sexual assault
- In 2014, almost one-third of victims assisted by The Rape Crisis Center reported the “location” of either the assault or first-contact with the perpetrator as at a bar, nightclub or house party
- Almost 20% of victims assisted by The Rape Crisis Center reported use of a “date rape drug” in the assault
- In 2014, The Rape Crisis Center staff and volunteers handled 4,000 calls to the 24-hour hotline
About The Rape Crisis Center:
The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by Florence McClure and Sandra Petta as the Community Action Against Rape (CAAR) with the goal of helping those in Clark County heal from the trauma of sexual violence. Today, The Rape Crisis Center operates a 24/7 crisis hotline and hospital response for sexual assault victims and provides counseling, advocacy and support to help victims begin the healing process and navigate the legal system. The RCC is also committed to the prevention of sexual assault through educational programs and community outreach. The Rape Crisis Center hotline number is 702-366-1640. For more information, visit www.rcclv.org.
About Insert Coin(s)
INSERT COIN(S) is a boutique bar/nightclub located in the heart of the Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas. Unique in its conception of video game influence, INSERT COIN(S) features VIP table/bottle service with private plasma screens and modern consoles as well as classic arcade cabinets, but this is absolutely no arcade. The downtown venue has now become known as one of the most diverse music venues in the city by way of their music programming and guest DJs and live performances. For reservations call 702-477-2525. Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar is located at 512 Fremont Street. For additional information, please visit www.InsertCoinsLV.com, facebook.com/insertcoinslv instagram.com/insertcoinslv or twitter.com/insertcoinslv.