aardvarc image A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C.
An Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection
Custom Search

Abuse in Relationships Sexual Victimization Stalking Statistics Victim Assistance Bookstore

Recognizing Abuse
Reactions to Abuse
Aspects of Abuse
Info & Resources

Public Record Resources



Women's Law Initiative: Legal Resources for Women



RHODE ISLAND: Domestic Violence Resources



MY ABUSER HAS A GUN

If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.


Rhode Island Domestic Violence Advocates & Support Contacts
LocationProgramPhone
STATEWIDE Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Attorney General Victim Services
Rhode Island Legal Services
Child Abuse Reporting
Child Support Enforcement
Crime Victim Compensation Program
800-494-8100
401-274-4400
401-274-2652
800-742-4453
401-222-2847
401-222-8590

Bristol County Women's Resource Center 401-322-6010

Kent County Center for Human Development (Warwick)
Chace House
401-732-5656
401-738-1700

Newport County Child & Family Services
Women's Resource Center
401-848-4120
401-625-1144

Providence County Community Center (Capital City)
Community Counseling Center (Pawtucket)
Comprehensive Community Action Program (Cranston)
Family Service Go Team
Federal Hill House Association
Interfaith Counseling Center
Justice Assistance Program (Cranston)
Non-Violence Institute
Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center
Sojourner House
Victims Advocacy & Support Center
Women's Resource Center
401-455-3880
401-722-7855
401-467-9610
401-331-1350
401-421-4722
401-461-5558
401-781-7000
401-461-6164
401-421-4100
401-658-4334
401-943-9266
401-861-2760

Washington CountyShelter - Blackstone Valley401-723-3057



More Rhode Island Resources

Office of Community Services & Advocacy: 401-421-7833 Ext. 5
Offer legal advice to immigration and political asylum clients as well as naturalization, petition for relatives, and deportation cases.

Office of the Mental Health Advocate: 401-462-2003
The office of the Mental Health Advocate provides legal assistance to people with chronic serious mental illness. We help people get out of or into psychiatric care. They also go to court to preserve housing and protect the civil rights of people with mental illness.

Progreso Latino, Inc.: 401-728-5920
Multiservice, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Non Profit Organization whose services include: worker’s rights advocacy program, case management services, adult education, after school youth leadership development.

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless: 401-421-6458
The Homeless Legal Clinic was established in an effort to address the legal need of homeless people in RI. Legal clinics are currently held in six shelters statewide. Attorneys visit the shelters on a bi-weekly basis.

Rhode Island Disability Law Center, Inc.: 401-831-3150
RIDLC provides free legal assistance to persons with disabilities. Services include individual representation to protect rights or secure benefits and services, self –help information; educational programs; and administrative and legislative advocacy. The agency administers eight federally funded programs.








Home--- About--- Support Us--- Poetry--- Legal & Copyright--- Contact

Last Updated: March 16, 2011