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Statement regarding the domestic violence homicide of Marcia Hughes. Marcia was killed by her husband Martin Hughes, also 74, at their West Warwick home on June 15, where Martin shot Marcia before turning the gun on himself in an attempted suicide. Marcia was a mother, sister, grandmother, nurse and community member.
We mourn the loss of Marcia, and share our deepest condolences with her loved ones. Elder abuse is not limited to violence inflicted on elderly individuals from their caretakers or family members, but also between elderly partners. Domestic violence murders and connected attempted suicides are not uncommon. These acts of abuse not only steal lives and impact the family members and friends of those involved — this abuse affects the entire community.
A year ago this week, Rhode Island was beginning to mourn the loss of another community member to a domestic violence homicide in — Tanya Gagnon, who was shot and killed by her partner who later turned the gun on himself. We are devastated this loss of life continues to happen. Access to firearms in a domestic violence situation heightens the likelihood of homicide, making the risk of these murders five times greater than if a firearm was not present.
The past several domestic homicides in our state where an abuser committed or attempted suicide have all had something in common: Guns were used as the lethal weapon. Access to firearms as well as suicidal threats are considered lethality risk factors in domestic abuse situations. How you can help: As relatives, friends, coworkers and neighbors, we can help keep victims and their children safe and prevent another tragedy.
Some of the most isolated members of our Rhode Island community include elderly individuals. If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone might be, or if you are looking for resources for who has witnessed domestic violence, call the Rhode Island statewide Helpline for hour support and information at Calling if you suspect or witness abuse is an important step to take, but there are many other ways to help. If you know or suspect that someone in your life is a victim of domestic violence, you can help that person stay safe. Listen, and express your concerns without judgment.
Ask the person what you can do for them, and check in consistently. Help the person create a plan that will keep them safe when abuse occurs, and connect them with local resources. Additional information can be found at www. About the EBCC: The mission of the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is to end the perpetration and societal tolerance of interpersonal violence, including all forms of domestic and sexual abuse and, until that is achieved, to provide comprehensive services to victims and education in the community.
For more information, call the EBCC hotline at or visit www. The organization provides leadership to its member agencies, strives to create justice for victims, and raises awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island. For more information about these organizations and services, call the statewide Helpline at OVS can also assist concerned family members of these victims as well as professional service providers and law enforcement.
Domestic violence court advocates help victims of domestic violence navigate the legal system by educating them about their rights and helping them secure those rights; by informing victims of the availability of protective orders and helping them obtain them as appropriate; and by referring them to vital social services. These are all critical steps in increasing victim safety and making those in crisis feel less overwhelmed by legal proceedings. Domestic violence court advocates work in every district court in Rhode Island to assist victims in domestic violence cases.
Call the courthouse in your area for more information and to reach a court advocate:. Law Enforcement Advocates are employed by victim service agencies and work within local police departments. They are available to provide information and referrals to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
For more details about LEA services, . Contact information for advocates are listed below. Please Note: These phone s are not emergency s. In case of emergency, call or the emergency of the specific police department. Temporary s are written in red to denote the change. If you are viewing this contact list after the COVID response has ended, please do not utilize the temporary LEA phone s in red, and request an updated copy of the LEA contact sheet from sara ricadv.
Burrillville, Foster, Glocester and Scituate police departments Advocate cell contact: Advocate desk contact located at Burrillville P. Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond and Westerly police departments Advocate contact: Coventry, East Greenwich and West Greenwich police departments Advocate contact: Temporary phone : Cranston and Johnston police departments Cranston advocate contact: Temporary phone : Johnston advocate contact: Temporary phone : Middletown, Newport, Jamestown and Portsmouth police departments Advocate contact: Narragansett, North Kingstown and South Kingstown police departments Advocate contact: x Temporary phone : North Smithfield, Smithfield and Woonsocket police departments Advocate contact: Warwick Police Department Advocate contact: Temporary phone : West Warwick Police Department Advocate contact: x Temporary phone : Family Service of Rhode Island police liasons:.
This work often includes "police ride-alongs," going on patrol with the police to prevent crimes from happening and to immediately respond to the needs of victims. FSRI staff follow up with victims to ensure access to counseling and emergency food and clothing, and to assist in navigating the criminal justice system. Abusive relationships impact young people, too. Visit our Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI. For more information about technology safety, visit TechSafety. Do you want to help end domestic violence in your community?
Visit our Calendar of Events to find ways to get involved! What is AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. We were formed in to support and assist the domestic violence agencies in Rhode Island. We provide leadership to our member agencies, strive to create justice for victims, and raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
Our network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Services include hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system.
For more information, call the statewide Helpline at or . Men can help build a world without violence This June, we invited Rhode Island men to learn more about the role they can play in preventing abuse. Men in our community can help build safe, healthy spaces where all of us can thrive. Our public awareness campaign called men in to show up for all people, including women, in positive ways.
Learn more about our recent campaign by clicking the button below. . Improving accessibility for all domestic violence survivors Disability or language fluency shouldn't be a barrier to safety, which is why the RICADV and the network of member agencies have added the "Recite Me" accessibility and language toolbar to our websites to improve accessibility to domestic violence resources for all Rhode Islanders.
Learn more about this accessibility feature by clicking the "" button. As social distancing measures remain in effect, the RICADV and our member agencies continue to seek out ways to expand our support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. We invite you to explore our COVID webs, created with survivors in mind to bring forward the most relevant information.
Creating an open space for youth, teens and young adults to learn and talk about healthy relationships is an important part of preventing teen dating violence. The Newsroom. : Latest News. Court Advocates Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program Domestic violence court advocates help victims of domestic violence navigate the legal system by educating them about their rights and helping them secure those rights; by informing victims of the availability of protective orders and helping them obtain them as appropriate; and by referring them to vital social services.
Law Enforcement Advocates Law Enforcement Advocates are employed by victim service agencies and work within local police departments. Barrington, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton and Warren police departments Advocate contact: Burrillville, Foster, Glocester and Scituate police departments Advocate cell contact: Advocate desk contact located at Burrillville P.
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