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Pathways in Prevention: A Roadmap for Change
Ohio's Plan for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

In 2006, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) co-convened a coalition of representatives of state level agencies, professional associations, local level prevention programs, allied professionals and key stakeholders. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium endeavored to create a strategic plan for the prevention of sexual (SV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Ohio. In 2007, five strategic directions were identified. They are:

1. Effective Youth SV and IPV Prevention Recommended Practices
2. Integrated Intra-State Collaboration
3. Leveraging Resources for Maximizing Sustainability
4. Integrated Strategic Evaluation and Data Collection
5. Empowered Local Communities

These strategic directions were arrived at by consensus with current needs and resources available in mind. It is anticipated that implementation of this Plan will begin in mid-2009 as resources, both financial and human, of both convening organizations and our partners allow.

The Consortium is currently in its third year of implementation of Pathways in Prevention.  To read about the Consortium's efforts and accomplishments:

To download and read the entire plan CLICK HERE.  For a two-page summary of the goals and outcomes of the plan CLICK HERE.  To read the executive summary CLICK HERE>

Want to become a Consortium member?  For an orientation to the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium and its work, CLICK HERE.  This voice-over power point presentation will take about 15 minutes to review.  The file is very large, will install in your temporary files on your hard-drive, so please click "allow" to view and hear the orientation. 

Please contact Debra Seltzer by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rebecca Cline by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information about the plan or, if as you read the plan you become inspired, excited, hopeful, and eager to participate in assisting with the implementation of any aspect of this great endeavor. Please, also call if you have questions. Thank you!