about Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Technical Assistance

ODVN offers on-site and telephone consultation to domestic violence service providers and allied professionals, including batterer intervention programs. In addition, ODVN assists communities in developing coordinated community responses to domestic violence and sponsors issue-specific networking caucuses and taskforces.  For more information about caucus and taskforce offerings click here.

For more information about any of the technical assistance offerings below, please email the Training and Technical Assistance Director.

Program Design and Development

Do you want to know the best practice for developing a particular program or service?  Want to design new, revised, or expanded programs?  Have questions about how to improve the way in which you are providing services? Want assistance in thinking through developing a new program? ODVN can provide you with guidance and assistance in your endeavors, to make programs accessible and effective and help you get the outcomes you are looking for.

Quality Improvement Plans

Does you agency have trouble obtaining consistency in quality of service?  Is the staff experiencing difficulty strategizing ways to complete paperwork and provide service in an effective manner?   ODVN staff can work with you to identify the problem areas, create a quality improvement plan and establish a committee to ensure that the plan is working and you are getting the results the funders are looking for.

Outcome and Evaluation

Outcome and evaluation studies have become a staple in grant management.    If you are not sure how to develop outcome studies with evaluations plans, contact ODVN and we will work with you to develop realistic outcomes, create implementation plans that will get your agency to the desired outcomes and construct evaluation tools that will measure your results.

Staff Retreats

Does your staff need an energizer or retreat but there is no time or energy to plan one? Technical assistance is available to help your organization plan and develop staff retreats that meet the needs of each organization.  Staff is also available to facilitate your retreat.

Advocacy and Intervention

Could your staff use a higher level of advocacy and intervention skills?  Do staff, volunteers, or board members need guidance in working with survivors and their children?  All trainings are grounded in the core principles of the Domestic Violence Movement.   ODVN also has expertise in anti-oppression theory and outreach to underserved populations.    Call or email the Training and Technical Assistance Director or Training Coordinator to schedule a training that can be held on site at your agency or for your community.

Research and Information Gathering

Have questions or need information on general or specific topics related to domestic violence?  Need information on emerging issue related to domestic violence? Call or email the Training and Technical Assistance Director who can provide answers to questions, research issues and supply materials on a variety of topics, including promising practices in service delivery to survivors of domestic violence.

Coordinated Community Response

Need some help developing a local domestic violence task force or coordinating council?  Staff is available to help your organization develop strategies, training programs, or other methods to improve the coordinated community response.

If you need assistance with something in your program that does not appear above, please contact the Training and Technical Assistance Director for assistance, and ODVN will do its best to assist you with your needs or refer you to the appropriate person or organization.


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