• Calling Men In

    Calling Men In

    We call on men to help create a future without violence. Most men are not violent, but the majority of intimate partner violence is perpetrated by men. Oftentimes, men stay silent in the face of other men’s violence. We need men to speak out, speak up, and challenge the harmful gender norms that allow abuse to go unchecked in our communities!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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New Statewide Public Awareness Campaign Calls on Men as Allies to Prevent Domestic Violence

The campaign features members of Ten Men, a statewide prevention initiative of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


WARWICK, R.I., June 13, 2019 - This June, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) launched a new statewide public awareness campaign that calls on men in our communities to help prevent domestic violence. The campaign features members of Ten Men, a statewide prevention initiative of the RICADV funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s DELTA Impact grant. The campaign arrives just in time for Father’s Day, calling men in to think about the role they have to play in creating a peaceful world for future generations.

“As men, we have an affirmative responsibility to address the issue of intimate partner violence head on,” Jim Berson said, a nonprofit consultant who has lived in Rhode Island for over 30 years and is a member of Ten Men. “If we are going to build a community that is healthy and equitable for all, we must break the intergenerational cycle of violence. We owe this to our daughters and sons, our sisters and brothers, our partners and our parents.”

For the last 16 years, the RICADV has been conducting leading-edge work in domestic violence primary prevention with support from the CDC, and as one of ten DELTA Impact grantees in the country, is a national leader in the efforts to prevent domestic violence through men’s engagement. Based on the best available evidence for what works to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV),1 engaging men and boys as allies in prevention is a promising approach. According to the CDC, strategies to engage men and boys as allies not only encourage men and boys to support victims by intervening and speaking out, but also teach skills and promote positive social norms.

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    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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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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