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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

Ohio Domestic Violence Network in the News!!

November 15, 2019 - Case Dismissed: Why domestic violence offenders often get away with it (ABC5)

October 17, 2019 - Women reportedly killed by boyfriend remembered as kind, caring mother (ABC6)

October 17, 2019 - Women killed by on-again-off-again boyfriend remembered by friends, family (NBC4i.com)

October 14, 2019 - Advocates urge caution despite dip in domestic violence deaths (The Columbus Dispatch)

October 7, 2019 - Report: 81 died last year during domestic violence attacks (WKSU 89.7fm)

October 7, 2019 - Clarification: Domestic Violence-Ohio story (The Baltimore Sun)

October 5, 2019 - Vigil held for teen domestic violence victim LaShonda Childs (Dayton 24/7 Now)

October 5, 2019 - Report: 81 died in Ohio last year during domestic violence attacks (Dayton 24/7 Now)

October 5, 2019 - Report: 81 died last year during domestic violence confrontations in Ohio (10tv.com)

October 5, 2019 - Report: 81 died last year during domestic violence attacks (NB4i.com)

October 2, 2019 - 81 people killed in Ohio in domestic violence cases last year (Dayton Daily News)

October 1, 2019 - Advocates Praise Lawmakers for Providing Domestic Violence Funding (The Hannah Report)

October 1, 2019 - Domestic Violence Group Touts Budget Funding (GONGWER Ohio)

October 1, 2019 - Domestic-Violence Prevention: Celebrating Progress, Marking Lives Lost (Ohio News Service)

October 2019 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month (QFM96)

October 2019 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Sunny95)

September 27, 2019 - Domestic violence cases underscore issues with Ohio 'red flag' gun control proposal (The Blade)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

Join us tomorrow October 10, 2018  @ 10 AM at the State House Atrium for a Press Conference and to honor this year's Crouch Family Award recipients as the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) joins organizations and communities around the state observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Please click here to see the invitation.

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

Click HERE or on the picture below to view the 2017-2018 Domestic Violence Fatality Summary infographic.

For additional information contact info@odvn.org.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network in the News!!

October 20, 2018 Dayton Daily News: Group aims to change lives of battered women who are in prison
October 10, 2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Press Conference:
October 16, 2018 Star Beacon: Three is no OK number of deaths

October 16, 2018 News Herald: Fatal domestic violence numbers down, but....

October 10, 2018 NBC-4: 91 Domestic Violence related fatalities in One Year

October 11, 2018 Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio's 91 Domestic-Violence deaths in year provide case for believing survivors, group says

September 4, 2018 Columbus Dispatch:
What if it were your sister? Ohio State grad teaches men to stand against domestic violence

August 3, 2018 Columbus Dispatch: Victims of domestic violence often turn to friends first for help

August 2, 2018 Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State's actions must match message in domestic violence, expert say

August 2, 2018: Fox28 News: Domestic violence groups talk impact following Ohio State investigation

10TV Columbus: Lawmakers Propose Address Confidentiality for Violence Victims
NBC4 Columbus:  Woman accused of running over her husband during "domestic dispute"
NBC4 Columbus:  Charged dropped against Pickerington teacher who allegedly ran over husband during "domestic dispute"
WKYC3 Cleveland: Cleveland judge awarded for leadership to end domestic violence  
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Lawmakers want to protect domestic violence, human trafficking survivor's identities
Port Clinton News Herald: Bill would shield info of violence victims


The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), a 501(c)(3) organization, is Ohio’s leading voice for domestic violence victims and their allies. ODVN was founded in 1988 to ensure the elimination of domestic violence and serves as a critical source for professional training, resources, public education, and policy advocacy to survivors, domestic violence agencies, the justice system, the health care system, governmental agencies, and other organizations. To learn more about ODVN, please visit www.odvn.org.

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Getting the story out

The media plays an importance role in breaking the silence surrounding violence against women and ensuring that coverage accurately reflects the experience of survivors and the complex dynamics of domestic violence. The media helps educates the public about community resources and the steps they can take to address domestic violence.

ODVN recognizes that every minute counts when you are on a deadline In your coverage of domestic violence issues and incidents the expertise and resources of ODVN and its statewide network of 70 local domestic violence programs can help reduce legwork, ensure accuracy and get your story out quickly.

We will make every effort to assist you in:

  • Obtaining comment from coalition leaders
  • Finding local domestic violence programs and other local, state and national experts
  • Offering background on state and federal domestic violence laws, pending legislation and the range of available services
  • Identifying resources for people seeking domestic violence services.

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Ohio Domestic Violence Network Media Contact:

Nancy Neylon, Executive Director. - Phone: 614-781-9651, Ext. 227, Email: nancyn@odvn.org


Media Guide:


Domestic violence (DV) is a deeply complex issue to explain, and the media play an important role in reporting its facts accurately to news consumers, especially at times of great family and community tragedy. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) offers this media guide to assist reporters, copywriters, headline writers, editors and producers and to support your coverage of this issue and its broad impact. In this media guide you will find: 10 Things to Know About DV; Pitfalls to Avoid; Suggestions for Broadening the Storyline; and Local, State and National Resources.


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SAFETY ALERT: Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear all website footprints. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer that your abuser can not access directly or remotely, or call ODVN 800-934-9840 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.