The bill would create a steady stream of state funding for domestic violence prevention programs by increasing Rhode Island's marriage license fee.
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing - Thursday, May 22
Community members and advocates sent the message that domestic violence CAN be prevented - but only with dedicated state resources. The Domestic Violence Prevention Fund bill can help create violence-free communities for our families and the generations to come. We can stop domestic violence before it begins - if we support S-2565 and say NO MORE.
Domestic violence advocates, survivors and others from the community testified about the importance of domestic violence prevention during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, April 15.
To kick-off the RICADV's 2014 legislative session, we hosted our second annual NO MORE Day at the State House on Tuesday, March 11, from 3-5 p.m.
On NO MORE Day, we invited our supporters to stand with us, our task force of domestic violence survivors (SOAR - Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), and our six member agencies (Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, Sojourner House, Women's Center of RI, Women's Resource Center) as we let local leaders KNOW that we must all come together to prevent domestic violence.
Our collective presence was strong, sending the message that the statewide community against domestic violence is unified and committed to this issue.
NO MORE. Together we can prevent domestic violence.