• Our 2019 Legislative Priorities

    Our 2019 Legislative Priorities

    Our 2019 legislative priorities list is here! This year, we are supporting bills focused on the safety, economic security, and healthy development of all children who witness violence. Visit our policy page to learn more about these bills and to find out how you can make positive change in the lives of children and families in Rhode Island.
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  • Staff Reorganization

    Staff Reorganization

    We are excited to announce a shift in our organizational structure! The reorganization builds on the strengths and skills of our staff, increases our capacity to better serve our communities, and creates opportunities for professional growth within the organization. Visit our Staff page to learn more.
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  • Welcome, Tonya Harris

    Welcome, Tonya Harris

    We are excited to introduce you to our new executive director, Tonya Harris! Take a few minutes to hear Tonya chat about her background and why she is passionate about this work in a short video interview with our Director of Prevention and Communications, Lucy Rios. Thanks to all who joined us for the RICADV's Moving the Mission Forward Breakfast on December 5th, welcoming Tonya to the movement to end domestic violence.
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  • Prevention is Possible

    Prevention is Possible

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, domestic violence is preventable. We can stop violence before it happens in the first place, before people ever become victims or perpetrators of abuse. To learn more, check out this prevention resource created by the RICADV!
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  • Ten Men

    Ten Men

    Watch the new Ten Men video series!

    Studies show that only a small percentage of men are violent; however, the majority of intimate partner violence is perpetrated by men against women. We need nonviolent men to take a stand and speak up. That's why Ten Men is mobilizing local men in our communities to break the silence and challenge harmful gender norms that contribute to men's violence against women and girls.
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  • No Más Silencio

    No Más Silencio

    Para acceder a nuestro sitio web en Español: www.ricadv.org/es/ayuda-y-servicios

    We engage Latino communities in Rhode Island, translating our materials and building partnerships to help end domestic violence. We strive to raise awareness about the help that is available in our state for those impacted by abuse and the ways we can all get involved to end it.

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Statement Regarding the Domestic Violence Murder of Clark Murray, Sr. 

By Tonya Harris, Executive Director, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and Judith Earle, Executive Director, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

[Warwick, RI – Wednesday, March 20, 2019] Our hearts are with the family of Clark Murray, Sr. as we mourn the second incident of domestic violence homicide to occur in Rhode Island in one week. Clark Murray, Sr., 70 years old, was fatally stabbed by his son, Clark Murray, Jr., 40 years old, in their North Providence apartment in the early morning of March 19th. We send our deepest condolences to Clark Murray, Sr.’s wife and family.

This tragedy calls us to recognize that domestic violence can happen between parents and their adult children, siblings, step-relatives, in-laws, or roommates. Power and control dynamics and abuse are not limited to a particular type of relationship. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. This homicide brings to light that men are also victims of domestic violence, though women continue to experience victimization at higher rates.

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Communications Center

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month +

    We conduct statewide public awareness campaigns each October during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to help keep the issue of domestic violence visible, provide information about community resources, and engage Rhode Islanders in our mission to end abuse.
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  • Online Guide for Journalists +

    We work with the Rhode Island media to ensure that press coverage on domestic violence increases awareness about the issue, provides information about available resources, and engages the community to help end abuse. Visit the RICADV's Online Guide for Journalists for best practices on covering domestic violence.
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Teen Center

Abusive relationships impact young people, too. Visit our Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI.


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About the RICADV

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. We were formed in 1979 to support and assist the domestic violence agencies in Rhode Island. We provide leadership to our member agencies, strive to create justice for victims, and raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.

Member Agencies

Our network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Services include 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click here.

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