2016 & 2015 – Get Off the Bench!
"GET OFF THE BENCH!"
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?
DVAM 2016 Sponsor: Dave's Marketplace
This DVAM, we invite you to take part in the many events and initiatives of the RICADV, our survivor task force SOAR, network of member agencies, and national partners.
Check out our October 2016 calendar below, and visit our online calendar for up-to-date event information!
This DVAM, our public awareness campaign is sponsored by Dave’s Marketplace, a longstanding champion of the RICADV.
All month long, Dave’s will be conducting a donation drive while raising awareness among employees and patrons in every RI store. Keep an eye out for our materials, and help spread the word!
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 create more widespread and lasting change. No one can do everything, but each of us can do something. Together, we can end domestic violence.
KNOW MORE VIDEO PROJECT:
The stories you'll see below are true accounts of bystanders who intervened in domestic violence situations. We thank them for their courage in sharing their stories. We also thank survivors of domestic violence from SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) for sharing what it meant to have a bystander help them stay safe.
SURVIVOR STORIES OF BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
We are all bystanders to domestic violence. So how can we become active bystanders and help prevent it? Community leaders are well positioned to support and drive efforts to end domestic violence -- by giving victims the resources to stay safe, or changing the laws to protect them and keep batterers accountable. How will you say NO MORE?
Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island (former General Treasurer)