Key Initiatives

 

We Can Do More

According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services "Domestic Homicide in New York State 2013" report; Herkimer County and Oneida County alone had an astounding count of 14 domestic-related homicides 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
  • Establish a "Men's Initiative" to focus on young men and boys and developing healthy attidudes toward women and understanding of true "masculinity"
  • To lead and drive the community in taking steps to prevent domestic violence and be a voice where we are needed.

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
  • Update brochures and other outreach materials