At the RICADV, we value communications as a means of creating a Rhode Island where domestic violence is no longer tolerated.
We work with local and statewide press to increase awareness about domestic violence, the services and resources available, and the ways community members and organizations can get involved. Media advocacy is critical to challenging myths and stigma around domestic violence, informing public opinion, and building the public pressure needed for important policy and systems change.
We respond to domestic violence homicides and other high-profile cases in recognition of the lives that have been lost and the harm done to our communities as a result of domestic violence. We work to honor the voices of victims and survivors in the statements we make to the media and work with the press to ensure media coverage is accurate, sensitive, and well-informed.
We conduct public awareness campaigns throughout the year to keep the issue of domestic violence visible in our state, to provide those impacted by abuse with information about community resources, and to engage all Rhode Islanders as active bystanders.
If you are a member of the media on deadline and are reaching out after hours or on a weekend, please contact the state Helpline: