The Ohio Domestic Violence Network joins numerous statewide, local, and national organizations to express our grief and outrage at the killing of two unarmed Black men by Columbus police officers within the past three weeks. We re-issue this statement in solidarity with people of color in our organization and our state, but more importantly, as a call to action. Our grief and outrage serve little purpose if they do not result in change.
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.
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
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.
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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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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