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Jan 31, 2019

Matt Driscoll was recognized as our 2018 Employee of the Year for creating a sex trafficking awareness training for first responders in March of this past year. 

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Matt was first recognized by City Council as the Employee of the Month in July 2018; his initiative earned him the honor of Employee of the Year.

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Matt was inspired after attending a sex trafficking event in Fall 2017 and discovering that there had not been a sex trafficking awareness training for first responders before. He partnered with iEmpathize to become the catalyst for Empower Las Vegas and quickly recruited other members of the city, LVFR, LVMPD and more to organize six days of training for first responders and frontline workers. What started as an internal training turned into a full-blown, valley-wide training summit for more than 1,000 professionals and citizens.

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During Matt’s first shift after the week-long event, his response crew was able to identify a potential human trafficking victim and safely intervened.

Click here to watch the Empower Las Vegas recap video.