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ICYMI: Utah AG In the News

Friday, April 19, 2019

Welcome to the weekend, Utah.
Its been a great week with lots going on and we don’t want you to miss a single thing. Below are a few highlights of our team working to protect and keep all Utahns safe.

Utah opioid overdose deaths are down thanks to Utah Naloxone and its founder, Dr. Jennifer Plumb, who is part of the Utah Opioid Task Force, co-chaired by Attorney General Sean D. Reyes along with U.S. Senator Mike Lee, and DEA District Agent-in-Charge Brian Besser.

For more on the story, see St. George News: Utah Naloxone credited with reducing opioid overdose deaths.

The Children’s Justice Center Program, part of the Utah Attorney General’s Office, participated in this year’s planting of pinwheels in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month up at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Check out KSL.com’s article: ‘It is preventable’: Utah children’s hospital honors child abuse victims for more information.

Thanks to the great work of Assistant AG Jacob Fordham, some of the most vulnerable in our communities are a bit safer.

Standard-Examiner: Ex-nurse’s aide sentenced to jail for abusing elderly assisted living patients

The Utah Attorney General’s Office is once again partnering with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention to provide a 24/7 harassment hotline, sending a clear message to participants that bullying, abuse, assault, and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

Watch coverage on KUTV below:

Harassment at FanX? Report It

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Utah Attorney General’s Office is proud to partner with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention to provide a 24/7 harassment hotline. Together, we hope to send a clear message to participants that bullying, abuse, assault, or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

HARASSMENT HOTLINE: 1-833-OUR-FANX (687-3269)


Courtesy of FanX:

How to Report an Incident
Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel targeted or where their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee or guest not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate the nearest volunteer or information booth, security personnel, or FanX® staff member that can direct you to the FanX® office located in Room 150A.

Note: FanX® staff members will be wearing identifying badges that say“Event Staff”. Volunteer Managers and Room Captains (Volunteers) will be wearing identifying t-shirts. Security will be dressed in black FanX® branded t-shirts. Convention staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges/headsets.


For more information, please visit the FanX FAQ Policies portion of their website: https://fanxsaltlake.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004136514.

The AG’s Office applauds FanX and their efforts to ensure their events are safe and fun for all.

FanX Hotline: There for those who need it

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention worked hard to create an atmosphere of safety for all at this year’s convention. The Utah Attorney General’s Office was a partner in the process, providing and hosting a 24/7 harassment hotline made available to all attendees.

The hotline received two calls regarding complaints about sexual harassment/assaults over the weekend. These calls were relayed back to Salt Lake City PD for further investigation.

The other twelve calls included people calling to make sure the line was set up and working, looking for the hospitality area or lost wallets, accidental dials, or issues with the celebrity photo-ops/autographs area.

The Utah Attorney General’s Office applauds FanX’s efforts to create a culture where bullying, abuse, assault, or harassment of any kind is not tolerated. 

In addition to the hotline, FanX is working on several initiatives to make the conference safer for all. You can read more information about how below. 

KSL: FanX 2018 is all about the fans, celebrity guests, organizers say

Salt Lake Tribune: All-women panel reckons with past harassment at FanX and grapples with how to make geek culture safe for all

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