about Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Resources for the LGBTQI Community

 Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault. To contact them please call 614-294-7867 or email them at info@bravo-ohio.org

SafeZone Training

The BRAVO SafeZone Project offers comprehensive cultural competency training and technical assistance to service providers, community organizations, and law enforcement agencies across Ohio to help them better do their jobs.

Through the SafeZone Project, BRAVO seeks to increase safety and resources for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking with the LGBTQI communities by helping participating providers and agencies better understand the nuance and guidelines of serving the LGBTQI communities.

At no or little cost to the participants, BRAVO provides an extensive training curriculum and hands on technical assistance for earning Continuing Education credits (CU) and certification in domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service providers, organizations, and agencies that complete the two-day training receive SafeZone decals for prominent display.

LGBTQI Task Force 

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) have formed a statewide LGBTQI Task Force. The Task Force is a statewide, multidisciplinary group of direct service providers, community- based agencies, advocates, educators, policy makers, funders, and their allies who are working on behalf of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The Task Force’s mission is to raise awareness of and improve response to domestic violence and sexual assault impacting LGBTQI communities throughout the state. In addition, the Task Force seeks to support service providers, advocates, policy makers and others by providing education and advocacy, fostering collaboration, and identifying and working towards needed systems change for the LGBTQI communities.

Registration and application information to join this task force will be available in 2019.



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