Since 2003, the RICADV has received DELTA funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) before it happens in the first place.
DELTA stands for Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances.
Currently, we receive funding under DELTA Impact, through which state domestic violence coalitions implement and evaluate prevention strategies and fund local communities to do the same.
While we know IPV occurs in every city and town in Rhode Island, we also know there are community-level factors (e.g., poor neighborhood support and cohesion, harmful gender norms, norms supportive of aggression, a lack of economic opportunities, and unemployment) that increase an individual’s risk for violence and poorer overall health outcomes. The purpose of DELTA Impact is to decrease the risk factors in our communities that may lead to IPV and to increase protective factors that prevent it.
With support from DELTA Impact, the RICADV is contributing to the national evidence base for how to prevent IPV before it starts, in collaboration with state and community partners and other state domestic violence coalitions across the country.
To learn more, visit the CDC’s DELTA Impact webpage.