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News and Media

Media Contact and Resources

Domestic violence is a hard issue to investigate and a complicated one to report. Yet increasingly, reporters are getting the message out that domestic violence is both a crime and a public health issue, and that there is help for victims. We recognize the importance that media can play in raising awareness about domestic violence and making a difference in the lives of victims. We look forward to working with you.

Our communications team is on call to answer media questions and help guide reporters to essential resources necessary to develop a story.

Media Contact:

Erin Curry, Administrative and Communication Specialist 
Phone: 302-658-2958   Fax: 302-658-5049

Media Resources:

Media Guide - This guide is part of DCADV’s plan to foster an ongoing and proactive relationship with the media. It is designed as a resource to assist the media in covering domestic violence homicides and other related stories. It contains information about Delaware’s domestic violence laws, the dynamics of domestic violence, statistics, recommendations from survivors and a brief analysis of Delaware’s print media coverage of domestic violence homicides in 2005. We hope you find it a useful resource.

Tips for Reporters from DCADV and DV Survivors

15 Ways You Can Help Stop Domestic Violence fact sheet


Press Releases and Op Eds
Public Awareness Campaigns

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Press Releases and Op Eds


Press Release: "Governor Markell to declare October Domestic Violence Awareness Month”  October 6, 2016

Press Release: "Local woman to be honored for work on behalf of Latina victims of Domestic Violence”  September 27, 2016

Press Release: "Retiring Delaware Senator to be honored for decades of advocacy on behalf of victims”  September 27, 2016

Press Release: "Domestic Violence Coalition 18th Conference Links Violence and Systems Conversation" April 22, 2016

Press Release: "Governor Jack Markell To Dedicate February To Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention" February 1, 2016

Press Release: "Coalition Addresses IPV as a Health Issue at annual event" September 9, 2015


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Public Awareness Campaigns

DCADV has extensive experience creating and administering effective statewide public education campaigns. Materials from some of these are provided below.


NO MORE Week 2014 Facebook Photo Album

NO MORE 30 second radio PSA

NO MORE Kent and Sussex County hotlines

NO MORE statewide hotlines – square layout 1

NO MORE statewide hotlines – square layout 2

NO MORE – statewide bilingual hotlines – portrait layout (Spanish)

NO MORE – statewide bilingual hotlines – landscape layout (Spanish)

Photo of DART bus sign (contact for bus sign files – 1 for Kent and Sussex hotlines; 1 for NCC hotline)

In September 2013, DCADV joined dozens of other state coalitions and national organizations and more than 40 celebrities in launching the national NO MORE campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Throughout Delaware, local domestic violence hotlines were promoted in radio PSAs, print ads, and on DART bus signs. Find out more about the NO MORE campaign at This project was funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant # 2012-G99-1538.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM 30 second radio PSA

DVAM 24” x 36” poster

Each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), DCADV participates in a number of activities to help raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. Learn more.

“Check Yourself”

Strong 8 ½” x 11” flyer
Strong business card
Strong 36” x 48” poster
Courageous 8 ½” x 11” flyer
Courageous business card
Courageous 1/3 vertical ad
Courageous 1/3 vertical ad w/sponsor logos
Check Yourself 30 second radio spot

DCADV launched its “Check Yourself” public awareness campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, targeting men and boys to challenge their own perceptions and play an important role in preventing and ending violence against women. The campaign included print and electronic flyers, printed cards, printed large and extra large posters, and a 30 second radio PSA. All of these materials were distributed via DCADV’s e-newsletter and remain permanently posted on the DCADV website. Print ads from the campaign appeared in Delaware’s statewide newspaper The News Journal and magazine Delaware Today and the radio spots ran on WDSD 94.7 FM and WILM 1150AM. Members of “The 15 Leading Men” actively participated in the creation and distribution of the “Check Yourself” materials. 

“Closer Than You Think”

‘Caucasian’ Friends 8 ½” x 11” flyer
Executive 8 ½” x 11” flyer
Co-Worker 8 ½” x 11” flyer
Grandparent 8 ½” x 11” flyer
‘Diverse’ Friends 8 ½” x 11” flyer (English)
‘Diverse’ Friends 8 ½” x 11” flyer (Spanish)
Mom 8 ½” x 11” flyer (English)
Mom 8 ½” x 11” flyer (Spanish)

DCADV participated in this national public awareness campaign, which was an effort to create a consistent, national message about the prevalence of domestic violence. This campaign that was simultaneously launched by coalitions around the country was tailored to Delaware by DCADV with local hotline contact information and focused on the bystander who may not suspect that his/her friend, coworker, or neighbor is a victim of domestic violence. It included print posters and print and electronic flyers with simple, yet powerful messages conveying that domestic violence occurs across the board: to all ages, ethnicities, lifestyles and social classes. The flyers, available in both English and Spanish, continue to be posted on the DCADV website and requested from individuals and groups throughout the state. 

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