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Community Prevention Initiatives

Here you will find the different types of prevention work being done in various Rhode Island communities.

Community-based programs are very important in the work to prevent domestic violence. By engaging communities, we are tackling a much larger scope in the fight to end domestic violence. Some strategies of community-based prevention programs include educating the public, creating social cohesion, organizing community groups that address issues that directly affect their community, and strenghtening informal social networks. This may seem like it doesn't relate to domestic violence specifically, but studies show that things like social cohesion and community organizing leads to lower rates of domestic violence. How? If communities work together to define their unique factors that increase chances of domestic violence, they can better address these factors.