The Nevada Attorney General s Office is responsible for the enforcement of laws for the protection and benefit of citizens and advising and defending its institutions. The office also ensures the functioning of an open government and empowers citizens through education outreach programs. The Nevada Attorney General s Office administers and participates in several state services for the safety of children, including the Nevada Teaching Tolerance Task Force and the Nevada State Advocate for Missing and Exploited Children. It also provides consumer protection services and maintains a unit that handles matters related to domestic violence. The Nevada Attorney General s Office additionally offers information on issues concerning foreclosures and identity thefts.