Ohio's Fatality Report 2021

Ohio suffered 131 domestic violence fatalities in the year ending June 30, 2021, a 20% increase in fatalities over the same time period last year, and a 62% increase from two years ago, according to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s (ODVN’s) sixth annual count of DV fatalities.

Ohio Measures Up

This dashboard of State Rankings: Indicators Associated with Intimate Partner / Domestic Violence represents community and societal level indicators that the ODVN Prevention Team has researched and will monitor through at least 2023.

See the Signs, Speak Out

See the Signs & Speak Out is an innovative workplace training program that helps employers and employees learn to talk about domestic and sexual violence issues in the workplace.

NNEDV's 15th Domestic Violence Counts Report—Ohio's Results

The annual Domestic Violence Counts Report documents the number of individuals who sought domestic violence services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims. Click the button below to read this year’s summary for Ohio.

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. 

Click to view the recording.

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. 


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