DVAM 2018 Where are you now?

We recently launched a statewide public awareness campaign called Hidden Meanings, to send the message that domestic violence is not just physical.

Shining a light on other forms of abuse, the campaign calls on Rhode Islanders to learn more about the warning signs and be able to identify potential red flags in a relationship.

For information about the dynamics and warning signs of intimate partner violence, read our informational handbook Peace At Home.

The campaign was featured on buses and billboards throughout the state, and on local radio stations and Pandora. To listen to our radio PSA, click here.


Vigil at the Rhode Island State House

DVAM Vigil 2018 Purple for Peace

During the week of October 14th, the RI State House was illuminated in purple to raise awareness about domestic violence.

On Tuesday, October 16th, we held a candlight vigil in partnership with our member agencies on the steps of the Rhode Island State House, to remember and honor all those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

Click here for Uprise RI's coverage of this night of healing and community.


Visit our Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI, and to learn about our public awareness efforts in February, national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Learn more about our recent public awareness campaigns below.

2017 – No More Silence


No More Silence DVAM 2017

No More Silence

The No More Silence campaign features members of Ten Men, a RICADV statewide prevention initiative.

When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. It's time for all of us to speak up, learn about the warning signs, and help end domestic violence.

2016 & 2015 – Get Off the Bench!

DVAM 2015


This public awareness campaign features URI student athletes speaking out against domestic violence and asking their fellow Rhode Islanders to do the same.

Domestic violence impacts all of us, and will take all of us, together, to end it. How will you “get off the bench”? How will you play your part?

  • PSA

  • Poster

Television PSA

Something PSA DVAM 2015-16



Get Off the Bench!

2014 – Know More. Do More.

In 2013 and 2014, the RICADV launched a public awareness campaign to help bystanders "Know More and Do More" to end domestic violence in Rhode Island.

The 2013 campaign focused on empowering individuals to take action. Then in 2014, we engaged communities and organizations to get involved, as a strategy to create more widespread, sustainable change.

  • PSA

  • Posters



DVAM 2014 Poster English - General Community          DVAM 2014 Poster English - Workplace


DVAM 2014 Poster English - Healthcare          DVAM 2014 Poster English - Faith Community


2013 – Know More.
  • Video Project

  • PSA

  • Poster


Know More PSA DVAM 2013



"I helped a co-worker"    "I stopped to call for help"    "I asked her if she was okay"    "I found resources for a friend"

"I waited between classes so she wasn't alone"    "Together we can end domestic violence"    "As a nurse, I screen for abuse"    "I spoke up against sexist jokes"


"A stranger's support made the difference"    "My military family gave me shelter and strength"
"My neighbor called when I couldn't"
    "My family saved my life"



We need community leaders to support and drive efforts to address and end domestic violence. In 2013, Governor Raimondo (who was General Treasurer at that time) got involved in our campaign to raise awareness about the Crime Victim Compensation Program.

"Providing a way out"
Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island (former RI General Treasurer)




Know More DVAM 2013

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