Welcome to our 2012 interactive Annual Report. You may download it two ways: through the link below and through the flip book tool, which is a higher resolution file. Please share it through the social media icons you find in this tool as well. Thanks for your continued support!
These were among the two most common words being seen and heard around the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence office and community as we closed 2012. That is in part because we, as a state coalition, had signed on to join the NO MORE campaign, a national movement launched for organizations and individuals who want to work toward the joint objectives of ending domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE is exemplified by a symbol that is designed to be recognized like the peace sign, the "support our troops" ribbon, or the AIDS ribbon, and we were playing our part by creating visibility around the campaign. We did this, figuratively through work with our member agencies and community partners, and literally through advertisements and signage placed and distributed statewide.
NO MORE is also the embodiment of what the RICADV is working toward: the elimination of domestic violence in Rhode Island. That goal guided our work all year long even in the face of significant challenges. For instance, after cuts made last year by the RI legislature, combined with cuts made in the previous five years, two important service areas - the Court Advocacy program and the Children Who Witness Domestic Violence program - have seen more than $500,000 in state funding cuts.
But even with the difficult economic times, the RICADV saw a variety of accomplishments and progress made in 2012.
We opened our doors to new survivors and ways of engaging with them, including through financial literacy programming and theatre; to new ways of reaching men, college students, and rural communities; and to new businesses, organizations, and community leaders who want to join RICADV and the movement to end intimate partner violence.
It is these kinds of alliances, collaborations and demonstrations of support – and those that we have with and from you – that you will see throughout this report; the ones that enable us to continue the work of protecting victims, holding batterers accountable and eliminating domestic violence in Rhode Island.
We thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing our work with you in 2013 and beyond. Together we can end domestic violence.