More than 80 people attended ODVN’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month press conference in the Capitol, and 122 people attended virtually. We presented our annual report of Ohio’s Domestic Violence Fatalities. Guest speaker Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost congratulated advocates for Ohio’s increased state funding for domestic violence programs, the result of a successful grass-roots advocacy campaign. Ohio’s 2-year budget includes $7.5 million for DV services, a significant increase over the last biennium.
This year’s event honored eight legislators who led legislative efforts to increase Ohio’s domestic violence line item. Two legislators—Sen. Nickie Antonio and Rep. Cindy Abrams—received the annual Croucher Family Award. Six legislators received ODVN’s new Leadership in Policy Award: Rep. Laura Lanese, Rep. Phil Plummer, Rep. Rick Carfagna, Rep. Janine Boyd, Sen. Stephanie Kunze, and Sen. Matt Dolan.
ODVN’s purpose is to support and strengthen Ohio’s response to domestic violence through training, public awareness, and technical assistance and to promote social change through the implementation of public policy. ODVN maintains a commitment to the empowerment of battered survivors and their children as well as to the elimination of personal, institutional, and cultural violence.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence-free life; fosters changes in our economic, social, and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise, and best practices to community programs.
By becoming a member of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), you benefit over 70 local domestic violence programs statewide. It is critical we continue our leadership role in domestic violence advocacy and education across Ohio. Your concern and generosity help to ensure that this work will continue.
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