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Celebrating ODVN’s 25 Year Anniversary

By Nancy Grigsby, ODVN Legal Assistance Program Director

The first shelter in Ohio opened in 1974. Programs were just getting started in the late 70s/early 80s and none of us had a blueprint.  In the late 80s several rural programs came together to build a coalition that addressed the unique issues they were seeing; many more programs – including the one I co-directed at the time - joined the bandwagon and ODVN was formed.  ODVN’s founders were formerly battered women and programs who kept survivors at the center of our work.  And we have never lost our conviction that domestic violence survivors are the experts in their own lives and on what will help keep them and their children safer.

What a difference has been made in 25 years.  Today, 70 domestic violence programs help more than 2,000 survivors and their children every single day in Ohio.  They handle an estimated 285,000 crisis calls every year. 

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The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) is a statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, supportive agencies and concerned individuals organizing to ensure the elimination of domestic violence by: providing technical assistance, resources, information and training to all who address or are affected by domestic violence; and promoting social and systems change through public policy, public awareness and education initiatives.

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network was founded in 1988 by a coalition of programs in Ohio, which serve battered women and their children. The Network organized out of the need to provide coordinated services to improve public understanding of domestic violence. In 1989 the Ohio Domestic Violence Network was incorporated as a nonprofit membership organization.

As the state’s largest and most comprehensive resource on domestic violence, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network regularly provides information to and links between key stakeholders linked below:

Other stakeholders include:

  • Legislative aides
  • Federal and state agency officials
  • Federal and state judiciary
  • Municipal associations
  • Print and broadcast media
  • Domestic violence survivors

ODVN releases 2013 Annual Report: Spotlight on Service

We are pleased to present our 2013 Annual report:  Spotlight on Service.  The accomplishments noted in this report reflect our organization’s commitment to improving the lives of those directly affected by domestic violence, as well as enhancing the lives of all Ohioans through the prevention of violence.  Click here to view the report.

ODVN releases 2012 Annual Report:

  • Partnering for Progress...One Survivor at a Time

We are pleased to present the 2012 Annual Report of the Ohio Domestic Violence Nework.  ODVN celebrates our partnerships in 2012 and the expansion of our network of organizations and individuals working to end domestic violence in Ohio.  Click here to view the report.

ODVN releases 2011 Annual Report:

  • Making a Difference in Ohio

We are pleased to present the 2011 Annual Report of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network.  The accomplishments outlined in this report reflect ODVN's commitment to improving the lives of people directly affected by domestic violence and enhancing the safety of communities throughout Ohio.  Click here to view the entire report.

ODVN releases 20 year report:

  • Increasing Safety for Ohio Families

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) was founded in 1988 by a coalition of programs in Ohio serving battered women and their children. The network organized out of a need to provide coordinated services to improve public understanding of domestic violence. In 1989, the ODVN was incorporated as a nonprofit membership organization. During the past 20 years, ODVN has been leading our state's response to domestic violence through a host of initiatives and efforts to local domestic violence programs, allied professionals and local communities designed to enhance services, increase networking and communication, and facilitate and promote positive public policy. Click Here to view the report (Increasing Safety for Ohio Families.)

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