Rates of intimate partner violence remain stubbornly high and are rising in some areas, particularly communities experiencing the highest rates of gun violence and the impacts of over-policing.
RISE works to transform responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) across New York City and address its intersection with gun violence integrating public health, healing centered, and restorative justice strategies.
Community Initiatives engage communities most impacted by violence to build capacity for communities to co-create safety in the community and within our homes and to change norms that tolerate intimate partner violence. RISE implements community healing, placemaking and community organizing strategies that activate neighborhood spaces to prevent violence and support healthy relationships. Youth programming provides space for youth to build skills to maintain healthy relationships, develop youth advocacy projects, and build networks of peer support.
RISE engages community members to play a role in preventing, responding to, and ultimately ending intimate partner violence through workshops, youth programs, community events, and neighborhood specific public education campaigns.
RISE builds community capacity to prevent violence, support healthy relationship norms, and reduce tolerance for intimate partner violence through tailored training and technical assistance to community-based and gun violence prevention organizations.
RISE responds to crises providing immediate interventions and addressing existing service gaps that make it difficult for those most marginalized or impacted by intersectional violence to access support.
RISE engages youth to develop and implement projects focused on changing harmful behaviors around intimate partner violence. Youth learn about dating violence, consent, and navigating relationships through workshops, public education campaigns, arts initiatives, and community events.
Transformative Initiatives works to prevent abuse through community-based interventions that engage individuals who cause harm in their intimate relationships to stop causing harm, take accountability, and change their behavior.
RISE provides individual services to support participants in recognizing the root causes of their harmful behaviors and co-creates strategies to change behavior using an intersectional and restorative framework.
RISE supports people to hold themselves accountable and to build networks of peer accountability through group interventions. Voluntary, neighborhood based groups facilitated by trained staff provide accessible space to challenge harmful behaviors and beliefs around intimate partner violence.
RISE provides community healing circles and interventions to provide ongoing support when violence has been caused in the community. RISE also develops tools, trainings, and interventions to increase community engagement to challenge violence such as bystander intervention trainings, community-focused safety planning, and community campaigns.
For more information on RISE, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-709-3623.
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RISE in the Media:
- Citi Bike Riding for Survivors video footage
- Riding for Survivors: Recapping a Community Bike Ride
- In Practice | The Intersection Of Gun And Intimate Partner Violence: A Conversation about the RISE Project
- Brownsville Comes Together to Heal After the Triple Homicide at Van Dyke Houses
- Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a ‘Model for the Future’?
- "We Need to Get Involved”: Brownsville Neighbors Mourn Slaying of Mother and Daughters at Birthday Party, Hogan,G. 2021.
- 5 Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a “Model for the Future” Gonen, Grinch, 2021.