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Getting the Story Out

The media plays an important role in breaking the silence surrounding violence against women and ensuring that coverage accurately reflects the experience of survivors and the complex dynamics of domestic violence. The media helps educates the public about community resources and the steps they can take to address domestic violence.

ODVN recognizes that every minute counts when you are on a deadline In your coverage of domestic violence issues and incidents the expertise and resources of ODVN and its statewide network of 70 local domestic violence programs can help reduce legwork, ensure accuracy and get your story out quickly. 

We will make every effort to assist you in:

  • Obtaining comment from coalition leaders
  • Finding local domestic violence programs and other local, state and national experts
  • Offering background on state and federal domestic violence laws, pending legislation and the range of available services
  • Identifying resources for people seeking domestic violence services

Ohio Domestic Violence Network Media Contact

Mary O’Doherty
Phone: 614-781-9651, Ext. 227
Email: maryo@odvn.org

Media Guide

Media Guide- Information and Resources for Reporting on Domestic Violence and DV- Related Homicides

Domestic violence (DV) is a deeply complex issue to explain, and the media play an important role in reporting its facts accurately to news consumers, especially at times of great family and community tragedy. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) offers this media guide to assist reporters, copywriters, headline writers, editors, and producers and to support your coverage of this issue and its broad impact. In this media guide, you will find 10 Things to Know About DV; Pitfalls to Avoid; Suggestions for Broadening the Storyline; and Local, State, and National Resources.

Ohio Domestic Violence Fatality Reports

Domestic Violence Fatality Map 2023

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The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), a 501(c)(3) organization, is Ohio’s leading voice for domestic violence victims and their allies. ODVN was founded in 1988 to ensure the elimination of domestic violence and serves as a critical source for professional training, resources, public education, and policy advocacy to survivors, domestic violence agencies, the justice system, the health care system, governmental agencies, and other organizations. 

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