We understand the important role that the media plays in raising awareness and educating the community about domestic violence.
SOAR members are available for media interviews and can be a helpful resource for reporters covering domestic violence.
*If you are a member of the media on deadline and are reaching out after hours or over the weekend, please contact the statewide Helpline at 800-494-8100.
SOAR in the Media
SOAR members regularly work with the media to help raise awareness about domestic violence. As survivors, SOAR members have a unique and valuable perspective on the issue, understanding firsthand the warning signs, barriers to leaving, and dynamics of abuse.
Reporters seek out SOAR members as sources for their media coverage, particularly to provide context and commentary around domestic violence homicides and other high profile incidents. SOAR members also work with journalists who are developing feature stories to raise awareness about domestic violence or address specific issues, such as gaps in the criminal justice system.
Check out clips of SOAR in the media below, or click here to view the full playlist on YouTube.
Fighting Domestic Violence
SOAR members talk to WPRI12, sharing their stories about what it was like to be in an abusive relationship. Their message to others experiencing abuse: you are not alone.
Preventing Future Tragedies
In the wake of several domestic violence homicides in RI, FOX Providence speaks to a SOAR member about the need for bystanders to get involved.
Dismissing the Violence
NBC10 features a SOAR member in this segment about misdemeanor dismissal rates in Rhode Island and how to strengthen the criminal justice system.