ODVN’s office is closed in response to the Governor’s executive order, but staff at ODVN are working remotely to continue providing services to survivors, programs and the community.

The Governor has declared that domestic violence survivors are exempt from his Stay-at-Home order and that shelters are essential services and should continue providing services. This guidance is intended to help programs serve survivors and their families as safely as possible. Also included is guidance for how shelters should respond when survivors’ seeking services and residents have symptoms of the virus or have tested positively for it.

Stay at Home OrderInterim Guidance for DV Programs

(click on either image to view the PDF)

Due to recent concerns over the coronavirus and guidance from the state, ODVN has decide to change or cancel any upcoming training that has been schedule through the end of March. Any trainings that can be made virtual will be converted to that format. If you registered for any of those trainings, you will be notified via email regarding any changes to the training or if it has been cancelled. We will reevaluate any future trainings (after March 31st) as they get closer. Please visit ODVN's Trainings and Events page for a full list of trainings affected by this.

2018-19 Ohio DV Fatality Report

Once again, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network has compiled Ohio's domestic violence fatality data for the past year. Public awareness of the scope and tragedy of domestic violence related deaths is critical for our efforts to create change. Lives lost to domestic violence in Ohio this past year include women, children, men, pets, and bystanders. Seventy-three percent of fatal incidents involved guns.  

Click HERE to read the press release with profiles of this year's Croucher Family Award honorees. 

Click HERE to view the 2018-2019 Domestic Violence Fatality Summary Infographic.

ODVN CARES: Materials to Support Survivors with Head Injuries and/or Mental Health Challenges

Click the images below to download the latest documents:


    Invisible Injuries | Just Breathe

   Head Injury Education Card

ODVN Media Guide

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers this Media Guide to assist the press in developing ethical, accurate, and compelling coverage of domestic violence and domestic violence homicides.  The Media Guide includes inks to resources and helpful background information on the issue.

Click on the button below to open the media guide
Media Guide
The National Network to End Domestic Violence offers this 24-hour snapshot of requests for services from Ohio's domestic violence programs.

Additional resources or comment on specific aspects of domestic violence or services available in Ohio for those affected is available by contacting ODVN at info@odvn.org

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