29 April 2020 – Safe at Home’ web page launched due to increased domestic violence amid coronavirus crisis

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Lead People/Agency: Rhode Island State Police, Governor Raimondo, Dept. of Public Safety, RI Health and Human Services

Overview: Rhode Island State Police launched “Safe at Home,” a web page that links resources to people experiencing isolation and danger from the social distancing COVID-19 measures. This web page was made in response to increasing numbers of reports of domestic violence.
Full details here: https://turnto10.com/news/local/safe-at-home-web-page-launched-for-domestic-violence-victims-in-ri

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The policy was justified by the Director of Public Safety and the RI Health and Human Services secretary