Official Coin Up Partner
Promoting domestic violence prevention through increased awareness and educational initiatives.
According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services "Domestic Homicide in New York State 2013" report; Herkimer County had two domestic-related homicides while Oneida County had an astounding count of 12 domestic homicide victims from 2009-2013. These figures include both intimate partner and other family-member related incidents. One life is too many.
We know that early education and prevention is key.
Key Initiatives for Kristin's Fund include:
Provide a sustainable funding source for prevention education.
And then, invest in a Media Campaign to increase awareness about:
•What constitutes abuse (texting, stalking, etc.)
•What to do if you are in an abusive relationship
•The programs that exist to help
•Begin and sustain a social media campaign so that we are effectively reaching a younger audience through their primary source of communication
•Establish a 'Men's No Excuse for Abuse' Initiative
•Update brochures and other outreach materials
Our ultimate goal is to develop a pilot, healthy-relationships curriculum adopted by schools, and youth organizations nationwide.