ODVN's Fatality Report 2020

Ohio suffered 109 domestic violence fatalities in the year ending June 30, 2020 – a 35% increase in fatalities over the same time period last year, according to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s (ODVN’s) fifth annual count of DV fatalities.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, click here to watch our annual press conference, view the fatality map,
check out community events, and learn more about the movement.

Serious Funding Cuts Threaten Ohio’s Domestic Violence Programs

Increase in State Funding Needed to Preserve Vital Services

COVID-19 Resources

ODVN is committed to providing Ohio domestic violence programs with up-to-date, ongoing, and comprehensive resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. New resources are available on strangulation and masks guidance.

ODVN’s office is closed in response to the Governor’s executive order, but the staff at ODVN are working remotely to continue providing services to survivors, programs, and the community.

ODVN COVID-19 Report

ODVN’s Hotel Assistance Program

The Governor has declared that domestic violence survivors are exempt from his Stay-at-Home order and that shelters are essential services and should continue providing services. This guidance is intended to help programs serve survivors and their families as safely as possible. Also included is guidance for how shelters should respond when survivors are seeking services and residents have symptoms of the virus or have tested positively for it.

Stay at Home Order

Interim Guidance for DV Programs

Due to recent concerns over the coronavirus and guidance from the state, ODVN has decided to convert all in-person trainings to free webinars that are scheduled through May. If you have registered for the training, you will receive an email notification prior to the date of the training with information including the link to the webinar. Please visit ODVN’s Training and Events page for a full list of trainings affected by this.

Our Organization

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 women and children as well as to the elimination of personal, institutional, and cultural violence.

Our Mission

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. 


Take a stand against domestic violence. Become a member or make a donation today!

Our Partners

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Justice, Department of Human and Health Services

Training Resources

ODVN offers a wide variety of training resources for the community.

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Latest Resources

The Killing of George Floyd and a Call to Action

The Killing of George Floyd and a Call to Action

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network joins numerous local, statewide and national organizations to express our grief and outrage at the killing of George Floyd, who joins a long list of African Americans killed by the police in our country.

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Downloadable Resources

Downloadable Resources

Helping you through. Below are free downloadable resources available to all. CHATS: Head Injury Identification and Accommodation Tool Head Injury Education Card: Has Your Head Been Hurt? Invisible Injuries Overview (4 pages) Invisible Injuries...

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

ODVN is committed to providing Ohio domestic violence programs with up-to-date, ongoing and comprehensive resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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