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Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program

Domestic violence court advocates help victims of domestic violence navigate the legal system by educating them about their rights and helping them secure those rights; by informing victims of the availability of protective orders and helping them obtain them as appropriate; and by referring them to vital social services.

These are all critical steps in increasing victim safety and making those in crisis feel less overwhelmed by legal proceedings.

Domestic violence court advocates work in every district court in Rhode Island to assist victims in domestic violence cases.

Call the courthouse in your area for more information and to reach a court advocate:

Garrahy Judicial Complex (Providence)

Noel Judicial Complex (Kent)

McGrath Judicial Complex (Wakefield)

Murray Judicial Complex (Newport)

Law Enforcement Advocates are employed by victim service agencies and work within local police departments. They are available to provide information and referrals to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more details about LEA services, click here.

Contact numbers for advocates are listed below.

Please Note: These phone numbers are not emergency numbers. In case of emergency, call 911 or the emergency number of the specific police department.

COVID-19 Notice: While most LEAs are utilizing their regular phone numbers, some have had to switch to temporary phone numbers at this time. Temporary numbers are written in red to denote the change.

Barrington, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, and Warren Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-236-8358

Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, and Scituate Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-644-4593
Burrillville Contact: 401-710-9663

Central Falls, Cumberland, and Lincoln Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-612-4088

Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond, and Westerly Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-782-3995

Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-826-8915
Temporary Phone Number: 401-345-7034

Cranston and Johnston Police Departments
Cranston Advocate Contact: 401-477-5040
Johnston Advocate Contact: 401-757-3139
Temporary Phone Number: 401-256-7623

Middletown, Newport, and Portsmouth Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-845-5732

Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, and Jamestown Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-294-3316 x8160
Temporary Phone Number: 401-207-7201

North Providence Police Department
Advocate* Contact: 401-231-4533 x1145
*Bilingual Spanish
Temporary Phone Number: 401-500-8627

North Smithfield, Smithfield, and Woonsocket Police Departments
Advocate Contact: 401-766-3628

Pawtucket Police Department
Advocate* Contact: 401-727-9100, x783
*Bilingual Spanish
Temporary Phone Number: 401-612-4087

Providence Police Department
Advocate* 1 Contact: 401-243-6338
*Bilingual Spanish
Temporary Phone Number: 401-237-0560
Advocate* 2 Contact: 401-243-6334
*Bilingual Spanish

Warwick Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-468-4372
Temporary Phone Number: 401-767-6345

West Warwick Police Department
Advocate Contact: 401-821-4323 x1140
Temporary Phone Number: 401-767-6345

Family Service of Rhode Island - Police Liasons

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) partners with the Rhode Island State Police and the East Providence Police to help victims of crime address stress, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of trauma.

This work often includes "police ride-alongs," going on patrol with the police to prevent crimes from happening and to immediately respond to the needs of victims. 

FSRI staff follow up with victims to ensure access to counseling and emergency food and clothing, and to assist in navigating the criminal justice system.

Advocate contact:

Family Service of Rhode Island: 401-331-1350 x3142*

Rhode Island State Police: 401-444-1035*

*Bilingual Portuguese

Providence Police Department: 401-954-4060*

*Bilingual Spanish

 Victim Advocates at the Department of Corrections

Jenn Ricard (Vine Program Manager and Victim Advocate): 401-217-9477
Kim Maciel (Crime Victim Advocate): 401-230-0410

Attorney General's Victim Services
The Attorney General's Victim Services Office provides advocacy for victims in felony cases being heard in Superior Court.

Department of Corrections Victim Advocates
The Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services (OVS) is designed to serve all crime victims whose offenders are currently in custody at the Adult Correctional Institutions. OVS can also assist concerned family members of these victims as well as professional service providers and law enforcement.

Information on Offenders

If you would like to stay informed about the status of a criminal case or the current status of an offender, the following electronic resources can help you access that information:

Victim Assistance Portal
The Victim's Assistance Portal is a secure site where victims of crime in the State of Rhode Island may obtain information on criminal cases and information about their offenders. You will need to create an account and provide personal information to verify your identity.

Rhode Island Public Portal
Rhode Island Public Portal is a public site where anyone can search all public criminal court records in Rhode Island. With ongoing cases, the records will generally provide information on the next court date scheduled in the case.

Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-assisted telephone service that provides offender custody information and notification of changes in offender custody status.

Department of Corrections Inmate Search
Inmate search will allow you to find information on all offenders currently in the custody of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

Victims' Rights

Rhode Island law gives victims of crime certain rights, such as the right to obtain certain notifications about their cases and the right to be heard by the court before sentencing in cases where an offender is found guilty after a trial.

Learn more by reading the Rhode Island Victim's Rights Statute.

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