News and Media
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.
Erin Curry, Administrative and Communication Specialist
Phone: 302-658-2958 Fax: 302-658-5049
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.
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
DCADV has extensive experience creating and administering effective statewide public education campaigns. Materials from some of these are provided below.
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
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.
|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”
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.