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Financial Empowerment

Financial Independence for Survivors

Domestic violence impacts the lives of women and their families. The Allstate Foundation supports survivors through resources targeted to build financial independence and educates the public on how hard it is for people to leave an abusive relationship without economic resources.

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Other Resources

Other State and National Resources

Below is a list of local, state and national resources for more information on domestic violence, actions being taken to protect women and victims, health issues, safety and how to help. Click the "read more" link to view the entire article.

Rhode Island Resources

Domestic Violence Laws

RI Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic Violence Prevention Act (§12-29)
These laws established a procedure for the Criminal Court System to handle domestic violence cases. This act created mandatory arrest, victimless prosecution, No Contact Orders, court advocates and batterers’ intervention programs.

Domestic Abuse Prevention, Family Court (§15-15) This act created Family Court Restraining Orders and provided a definition of Domestic Abuse within the Family Court. Persons qualified to receive such an order are those who are related to the defendant by blood or marriage, or those who are minors and have been in a substantial dating relationship with the defendant.

Domestic Abuse Prevention, District Court (§8-8.1) This act created District Court restraining orders and provided a definition of Domestic Abuse within the District Court Civil System. Persons qualified to receive such an order are those who have resided together or who have had a significant dating relationship within the past year.

Logos

Downloadable RICADV Logos

Below is a listing of our organization logos. For more information, please contact Nicole Lagace at 401.467.9940.

RICADV Logo Color: EPS format created in Adobe Illustrator

RICADV Logo White: EPS format created in Adobe Illustrator

RICADV Logo Black: EPS format created in Adobe Illustrator

Register for the Domestic Violence Address Confidentiality Program!

registration voteRegister for the Domestic Violence Address Confidentiality Program!

Don’t choose between your right to safety and your right to vote! Are you a survivor of domestic violence?  Do you live with a survivor of domestic violence?  If so, you may qualify for the Rhode Island Address Confidentiality Program.

What is it?

A program run by the RI Secretary of State which allows domestic violence survivors, and those who live with them, to block their addresses from being made public in the voter registration files. You can register to vote and still ensure that your abuser won’t find you. 

Personalized Safety Plan

Personalized Safety Plan

NOTE: For a more detailed safety planning document, contact ricadv@ricadv.org or any one of our member agencies for consultation with an Advocate. The use of the Personalized Safety Plan is most effective when used in combination with individualized safety plan conducted in person or by phone with a domestic violence advocate from one of our member agencies.

 

Items to Take Checklist

Items to Take Checklist

O Identification

O Birth certificates for me and my children

O Social Security cards

O School and medical records

O Money, bankbooks, credit cards

O Keys - house/car/office

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