Funding and Resources

Coordinate and Sustain Prevention

Funding & Resources

Domestic Violence Prevention Fund

Rhode Island's DELTA Impact Grant

Rhode Island's DELTA Impact Grant

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.

History of DELTA Funding

With support from the CDC, the RICADV has been actively applying the public health framework to preventing IPV for over fifteen years.

DELTA Funding

RICADV became one of 14 states to receive CDC DELTA funding to build greater capacity for IPV primary prevention in Rhode Island and to establish a multidisciplinary steering committee that developed a strategic primary prevention plan for the state.


RICADV was selected as one of 10 states to receive the DELTA FOCUS (Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States) grant.

Through DELTA FOCUS, we continued our work to prevent IPV at the national, state, and local levels. We implemented strategies to improve the environments and conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play, also known as the social and environmental determinants of health.

DELTA Impact

RICADV was again selected as one of 10 states to receive the DELTA Impact grant from the CDC to continue and expand this work to prevent first-time IPV perpetration and victimization in RI.

As a result of this longstanding partnership with the CDC, the RICADV has been at the forefront of implementing and evaluating evidence-informed programs and strategies for preventing IPV before it starts.

Helpline Available 24/7

The confidential statewide Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-494-8100 or using the online chat here. The Helpline is for all victims of violent crime, including domestic and dating abuse, and those looking for more information to help a victim of violence.

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