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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:

Kimberly Green-Cauley, Communications Specialist 
Phone: 302-658-2958   Fax: 302-658-5049
Email: media@dcadv.org

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
DCADV Newsletters

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Press Releases and Op Eds

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

Press Release: "Coalition Conference Addresses Trauma-Informed work and Violence within the Community" July 24, 2015

Press Release: "Businesses Sought for Standing Against Domestic Violence" March 24, 2015

Press Release: "DCADV appoints Interim Executive Director" January 30, 2015

Op Ed: "Article in The News Journal: "Why Wait for Another Celebrity Incident to Focus on Domestic Violence?" October 11, 2014

Op Ed: "Article in The News Journal: "Joe Biden: The Hard Fight to End Violence against Women". September 6, 2014

Press Release: "Coalition's 20th Anniversary Institute Highlights Breadth of Approaches to Address and Prevent Domestic Violence." July 28, 2014

Press Release: "Hundreds of Delaware Victims of Domestic Violence Benefit from HairCuttery Program." June 3, 2014

Press Release: “Nearly 66,000 Domestic Violence Victims Helped On a Single Day, But Almost 10,000 Requests for Help Go Unanswered.” March 27, 2014

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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

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 NOMORE.org. 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

In 2010, 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. The posters were exhibited in the Greater Wilmington Visitor’s Bureau window display throughout the month of October 2010 and several other DCADV events. 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. Sponsors of this campaign include The Avon Foundation, ClearChannel, and Ben-Dom Printing Co.

“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)
 

In 2005, 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. For Mother’s Day, DCADV exhibited some of the posters in a large window display in the Greater Wilmington Visitor’s Bureau in downtown Wilmington throughout the entire month of May 2011. Sponsors of this campaign include Verizon Wireless and The Avon Foundation.

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