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Economic Justice as a Framework for Violence Prevention

DCADV is thrilled to release “Economic Justice as a Framework for Violence Prevention.” This white paper explores how all local and statewide organizations, corporations, workplaces, and sectors can consider ways to adopt and advance policies that promote economic equity and revamp policies that may hinder success, stability, and safety for employees and communities. This white paper is being published to raise awareness and increase knowledge capacity of economic justice among community partners, corporations, and state legislators.

This publication was supported by the Grant Number CDC-RFA-CE19-1902, Rape Prevention and Education: Using the Best Available Evidence for Sexual Violence Prevention, funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services.

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Media Appearances

  • Focus on the Delaware Valley, with Lora Lewis
    Sue Ryan, Executive Director of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, discusses domestic abuse and the forms it may take, including physical, emotional and financial. She discusses the coalition of social service groups that work together to provide direct services, educational programming for the public and training for medical providers and law enforcement, and advocacy.

  • DCADV's Director of Prevention Lauren Camphausen speaks with Comcast Newsmakers about looking at domestic violence as a health issue.

  • DCADV's Director of Advocacy and Policy Mariann Kenville-Moore sits down with host Omar Rashada to talk about a number of DCADV's initiatives, including the #IWill Campaign and our economic justice work.

  • DCADV's Engaging Men Project Coordinator, Amy Hopkins, talks with host Larry Mendte about the #MeToo and #IWill campaigns to end sexual and domestic violence.

  • Sue Ryan, the Executive Director, discussed the non-profit agency, a coalition of CHILD, Inc., Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Center for Justice, People’s Place II and the YWCA Delaware and what she considers to be a public health crisis, domestic abuse. With upwards of one in four women and one in ten Delaware men affected by intimate partner abuse she notes the problem is systemic and must be addressed across all sectors of society, in schools, in the media and on the job. We discussed the forms that abuse can take beyond the physical, including emotional and psychological abuse, as well as financial abuse, and that defining it is the first step. When abuse is suspected begin the conversation, reach out to the coalition; plan for escape.

    Semantics was another topic, why are there more women raped than there are rapists? We learned that when asked an indirectly, some male college students admitted to relations with unwilling partners and other criminal behaviors.

    January is Stalking Awareness Month, if attention is unwanted, repeated and making you uncomfortable, it's not romantic, it's a crime; we discussed reaching out, documenting and seeking legal intervention.

    Finally, the DCADV also offers peer information and training, as well as resources.

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