Hospital and Police Staff
Organizations throughout Rhode Island provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence and their children. Professionals supporting victims can contact the 24-hour RI statewide Helpline: 1-800-494-8100.
Resources Available in Rhode Island:
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Hate Crime: Requesting an Advocate
When hospital and police staff call the Helpline to request an advocate, they will be asked the following questions:
What is the date and time of the call?
How long has the victim been at the hospital?
What crime was experienced? (If not domestic violence, sexual assault, or hate crime then we do NOT provide in person advocacy; however, the victim can call the Helpline for support.)
Is the victim awake, alert, and sober?
Is anyone with the victim?
Are there children present? If yes, will someone be able to watch them?
Does the victim speak English?
Will the advocate be safe?
Has the role of the advocate been explained?
Sexual Assault Frequently Asked Questions
Click the button below to view the Statewide Resource for Sexual Assault Survivors.
These questions and answers were amassed by the Rhode Island Statewide Adult Sexual Assault Task Force.
Answers include input from law enforcement, colleges and universities, medical providers, victim advocates, military organizations, adult service agencies, and more.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children:
Rhode Island Uniform Response Protocol
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a growing problem in Rhode Island and New England. It is, in a sense, a form of modern day slavery involving the sexual abuse and exploitation of children for financial gain.
Click the button below to view the Rhode Island Uniform Response Protocol, which was developed by the Rhode Island Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force.