RECAP- Community Faith Based Partnership
LVMPD Office of Community Engagement / LVMPD Area Commands/ COP
Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace-
MOFM Chaplain RECAP LEAD: SR Chaplain Debbie Damron
Chaplain RECAP Co-Lead: Chaplain Heather Flint
Chaplain Lead Assistants: SR Chaplain Marshaun & Pastor/Chaplain Hilda Espades
Chaplain Team RECAP Spiritual Counselor: Chaplain Kelly Ann Peck
"In response to deaths from gang violence and the capacity of well-established Law enforcement faith-based
partnerships, Rebuilding Every City Around Peace (RECAP) was formed. RECAP is a national initiative that
mobilizes cities around the United States to end gang-violence and restore neighborhoods to peace."
Three RECAP Volunteer Coordinator positions were established within METRO.
Chaplain Coordinators & METRO RECAP Office
Chaplain Jackie Sosa
▪ Important Administrative, clerical, and programmatic functions have been
assigned to three MVP/Chaplains. They are all RECAP Certified, MOFM Chaplains, stationed at LVMPD OCE.
Each Volunteer RECAP Coordinator will have OCE/RECAP liaison capacities with specifically assigned Area Commands to assist them in recruiting and training
• Serve as a liaison to Area Commands for RECAP recruitment assistance
• Coordination of response roles (A group and B Group) for volunteers for each Area Command
• Assist their assigned Area Commands with the ground” perspective as a RECAP responder at trainings local RECAP recruitment and training
• When appropriate present the “boots to the ground” perspective as a RECAP responder at trainings.
Chaplaincy Nevada Chaplains strive for excellence in partnerships when serving and assisting the community with leadership skills, certified /specialized training's, chaplaincy/pastoral spiritual/sacramental/prayer.
Chaplains RECAP Team volunteers in partnership and assisting under the LVMPD Area Commands leadership.
Chaplaincy RECAP Team provides annual protocol and awareness training for chaplains.
METRO provides RECAP training information & classes for Phase 1/2/3.
Chaplains RECAP Taskforce training includes topics on Protocol, Gang training, Homicide information, Prayer, Grief, Spiritual 1st Responders, Confidentiality, & more.
Human/ Sex Trafficking:
SR Chaplain Barry Mainardi 702-523-3052
Sr. Chaplain Barry A. Mainardi is the LV Mayor's Faith Initiative Human Trafficking Chair
HT & EBK Coordinator Asst: Chaplain Carol Hannon
HT & EBK Resources: SR Chaplain Karen Atlantic
EBK: SR Chaplain Carol Tidd
Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern-day slavery, and a crime that
involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sex acts. Chaplaincy team helps to bring awareness and training on the issue.
Networking is Participation -
Sr. Chaplain Barry serves as Las Vegas Representation for F.R.E.E. International; Co-Founder (LVCAT) Las Vegas Coalition Against Trafficking; Chair of the Las Vegas Mayor's Faith Initiative on Human Trafficking (winner of U. S. Conference of Mayor’s Livability Award in 2017); Mayor’s Faith Initiative STEERING Committee; (CSEC) NV Coalition to prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Prevention & Training Sub-Committees; (CSAP) TaskForce on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse; Nevada Child Seekers; Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Taskforce Education Committee (METRO); Founder & Lead Editor, Empowerment Begins with Knowledge (EBK).
Chaplain Barry facilitated three Human Trafficking seminars for International leaders, sponsored by the U. S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. These panel discussions were for the benefit of representatives from the Mid-Eastern countries, Latin and South America and Thailand. The goals of our panel discussions were to demonstrate the success of partnerships with law enforcement and other government jurisdictions.
Homeland Security Investigations Coalition
Beginning in 2018, Chaplain Barry was appointed as Facilitator to a Coalition consisting of Homeland Security Investigations, various Clark County city and county Business License professionals, Victim Advocate groups and Clark County law enforcement representatives, whose mission is to reduce labor and sex trafficking activities.
Team coming soon.
Mental Health/Illness also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function
Addiction is when a person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling.