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  • New Report for RI

    New Report for RI

    On February 25, 2016, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence released Domestic Violence Homicides in Rhode Island: 2006-2015, a first-of-its-kind report for the State of Rhode Island. During the past ten years, 54 people lost their lives to domestic violence homicides in Rhode Island over the course of 48 incidents. By analyzing the collective data from these cases, the RICADV has identified trends and patterns that paint the big picture of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
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  • Ten Men

    Ten Men

    Ten Men is an integral part of the RICADV's statewide plan to prevent intimate partner violence in Rhode Island. By engaging RI men as community leaders to become more knowledgeable, visible, and mobilized, we aim to change the harmful gender norms that perpetuate men’s violence against women and girls. This June, listen for Ten Men's public service announcement in English and Spanish on local radio stations and PANDORA all month long!
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  • Get Off the Bench!

    Get Off the Bench!

    The RICADV's statewide public awareness campaign "Get Off the Bench!" features URI student athletes saying NO MORE to dating and domestic violence. Click below to watch our public service announcement starring the athletes, which aired on local TV stations throughout October, national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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  • "The Way Home" Charm

    Alex and Ani has partnered with the RICADV and the National Network To End Domestic Violence to launch the CHARITY BY DESIGN charm bangle “The Way Home.” When you purchase your bracelets through the RICADV, 50% of the proceeds go toward supporting our work to end domestic violence in RI. You can purchase bracelets in person at the RICADV’s office in Warwick Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • Member Agencies

    Member Agencies

    The RICADV's six local domestic violence agencies provide a wide array of services for victims, including 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information about these organizations and services, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click below. If you see or hear someone being hurt, call 911 immediately.

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  • Latino Outreach

    Latino Outreach

    Oprima el botón “Read More” para acceder a nuestro sitio web en Español.

    At the RICADV, we proactively serve Latino communities and work to raise awareness about the help that is available through our member agencies. Each agency offers diverse programs and services that can include safety planning, court advocacy, shelter, and support groups. Immigration help is also available. Access our website in Spanish by clicking the "Read More" button below or En Español at the top of this page.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Service Grants are Vital to Rhode Islanders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 2, 2016
 
There has been a great deal of press during the past few weeks about the Community Service Grant program, and we feel that it is imperative to offer our perspective. These grants are used to provide critical services to our neediest Rhode Islanders. The funding received by our respective agencies is essential to continuing these services to the Rhode Island community. Collectively, over the past year, these grants have had enormous impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders.

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  • As of 2010, approximately 42,420,000 women in the United States (or 35.6% of American women) and 32,280,000 men in the United States (or 28.5% of American men) had experienced rape, physical assault, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Centers for Disease Control, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010.
  • As of 2010, approximately 129,000 women in Rhode Island (or 29.9% of Rhode Island women) and 76,000 men in Rhode Island (or 19.3% of Rhode Island men) had experienced rape, physical assault, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Centers for Disease Control, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010.
  • Approximately 1.5 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. Since many women experience multiple victimizations every year, an estimated 5.9 million physical assaults are perpetrated against U.S. women annually.
    National Institute of Justice & Center for Disease Control, National Violence Against Women Survey, 1998.
  • Nationally, a third of female murder victims were killed by an intimate partner, a proportion which has been steadily rising since 1995. By comparison, only 2.5% of male murder victims had been killed by an intimate partner.
    U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Homicide Trends in the U.S.:  Intimate Homicide, 2007.
  • In the United States, a woman is victimized by an intimate partner every 1.3 minutes and a man is victimized every 6.7 minutes. Each day, more than three women in the United States are murdered by male intimate partners.
    US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, Crime Clock, 2008.
    U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Violence by Intimates, 2000.
  • The rate of reporting non-fatal domestic violence has increased by approximately 10% since 1994. Currently, male victims are slightly more likely to report violence perpetrated against them than female victims.
    U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S., 2007.
  • Women are more likely to be victims of homicide when they separate from their husbands. 65% of intimate homicide victims had physically separated from the perpetrator prior to their death.
    Florida Governor’s Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Florida Mortality Review Project, p.47, 1997.
  • It is estimated that approximately 25% of people in same-sex relationships experience violence by an intimate partner.
    The Network for Battered Lesbians & the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project, 2000.
  • According to the American Medical Association, injuries sustained from domestic violence account for 22%-35% of visits by women to emergency rooms annually. 
    Violence Against Women, Vol. 6, No. 5, p.534, May 2000.
  • Over two thirds of nonfatal domestic violence incidents occur in or around the victim’s home and, unlike popular myth, only 42% of these incidents occurred when the offender was under the in? uence of alcohol or drugs.
    U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S., 2007.
 
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Communications Center

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    Communicating the work to end domestic violence is vital. Visit our Communications Center and The Newsroom to KNOW MORE. Read More
  • Public Awareness +

    Raising awareness to end domestic violence is part of our mission. Learn how we keep the issue visible in our communities. Read More
  • Handbook for Journalists +

    The media can help break the silence and educate the public. Visit our online guide for journalists covering domestic violence.
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Relationship abuse impacts young people, too. Visit our Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI.

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Your abuser may monitor your Internet use and may be able to view your computer activity.

To immediately leave our site and redirect to a different site, click on the box to the bottom-right of our website or hit the ESC (Escape) key on the upper-left of your keyboard.

If you feel that your computer is not secure, use a computer in another location that your abuser cannot access.

For more information and tips for staying safe online and on your devices, click "Read More" to visit the Privacy & Technology section of our website.

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or just want to KNOW MORE?

Visit our Calendar of Events to find a myriad of local and
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In 2014, the RICADV celebrated 35 years of progress in advocating for victims and holding abusers accountable.

On October 9, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we commemorated this milestone with special guest Lisa Leslie, WNBA legend, four-time Olympic gold medalist, and supporter of the national NO MORE campaign against domestic violence.

We thank everyone who has played a part in helping us move our work forward. Together we can end domestic violence.

Visit our 35th anniversary page to watch a special video, view photos of the event (coming soon!), and more.

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the RICADV every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the RICADV.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Choose the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence to support us. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

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 six domestic violence prevention 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

The RICADV's six local domestic violence agencies provide a wide array of services for victims, including 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system. For more information about these organizations and services, call the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100 or click here. If you hear or see someone being hurt, call 911 immediately.

 

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