OHIO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NETWORK

Columbus, OH   |  http://www.odvn.org

Mission

Ohio Domestic Violence Network is a statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, supportive agencies, and concerned individuals organized to ensure the elimination of domestic violence. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principle 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.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Ms. Mary O'Doherty

Main address

1855 E Dublin Granville Rd Suite 301

Columbus, OH 43229 USA

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EIN

34-1622848

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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ODVN mobilizes a statewide voice on domestic violence and promotes quality services for survivors that focus on safety and economic self-sufficiency. ODVN's 75 member programs include 57 domestic violence shelters and 16 non-residential DV programs including culturally specific organizations. In 2019, ODVN programs sheltered 9,000 DV survivors, including more than 3,600 children and provided more than 80,000 survivors with services. ODVN is the only statewide organization that specifically addresses and directly works with advocates who serve survivors and children who are fleeing from domestic violence. We are building sustainability of the organization by increasing state funding for domestic violence victims and their children. ODVN has advocated on behalf of survivors of domestic violence at the state and federal level since 1989. ODVN programs, collaborations, and advocacy efforts are focused on improving the response to domestic violence.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Local DV Program Support

ODVN offers on-site and telephone consultation to build the capacity of domestic violence shelters, programs and allied professionals. ODVN helps to identify and respond to the unique needs of children living with domestic violence, develop trauma-informed and victim-defined advocacy services and with building innovative collaborations with the child welfare system. ODVN sponsors networking caucuses and task forces for legal advocates, child advocates, women of color and Executive Directors.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

DIRECT ASSISTANCE programs serve survivors in life-threatening situations who are affected by poverty. In 2019, ODVN’s Legal Assistance Program assisted 691 survivors with obtaining protective orders, divorces, custody arrangements, and other legal support. ODVN’s Relocation Assistance Program moved 1,268 survivors and children to safe homes in 2019. To provide these services, ODVN spent $493,000 relocating victims and paid $557,000 to attorneys representing victims. ODVN was the ONLY BACK UP for DV programs to provide these services for survivors.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

ODVN is a national leader in domestic violence prevention work, most of which is funded by Centers for Disease Control.
One of ODVN’s most important prevention partners is the Ohio Men’s Action Network (OHMAN) which engages boys and men in violence prevention by promoting healthy relationships on campuses and in communities. OHMAN uses The New Playbook, an evidence-informed signature training that has the goal of transforming individuals and communities to bring an end to domestic violence. OHMAN provided training to 100 boys and men in 2019.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s vision is to ultimately prevent domestic violence, to ensure effective and sustainable services for survivors and to establish public policy and agency procedures that assist survivors in living free of violence.

Our Mission Statement: The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principle 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.

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) strives to prevent domestic violence through the creation of an infrastructure that connects state agencies and local communities in working together toward the elimination of gender inequality and other systemic oppression. ODVN works closely with elected officials and public agencies to bring the voices of survivors to the public policy arena and to advocate for funding to sustain critically needed services. ODVN provides training, technical assistance and resources to domestic violence advocates and allied professionals bringing state of the art, evidence based practices to the field.

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network has a committed Board of Directors who guides the organization in fiscal accountability, sustainability and strategic planning to ensure our goals are met. ODVN has well qualified staff who delivers quality and effectives services as demonstrated by consistently high evaluations of training and technical assistance. ODVN, as the federally recognized state domestic violence coalition is a well respected advocate for domestic violence survivors with relationships with national organizations that inform evidence based practice.

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network has successfully advocated for polices including preferred arrest for domestic violence offenders, required policies for law enforcement response to domestic violence, increased penalties for domestic violence offenders, enhanced bail requirement for repeat offenders, secured protection orders for teen relationship violence victims and secured required education for teen relationship violence to name some of the legislation that has been changed. In addition, domestic violence advocates across Ohio have been training in trauma informed services, an evidence based practice. ODVN has changed the landscape regarding the need for primary prevention activities in communities in Ohio and have established the Ohio Men's Action Network to fully engage men in the work to end violence agonist women. ODVN is actively working to secure protection in housing and employment for victims, to increase penalties for attempted strangulation and to secure additional funding for domestic violence programs. ODVN will continue to provide training and technical assistance to service providers on new and innovative responses to domestic violence.

In 2019, ODVN worked to get a $1 million line item included in the state budget for domestic violence services. This is the first time Ohio’s domestic violence programs have a stable source of funding from the state’s general fund. Ohio joins at least 32 other states that provide general fund support for domestic violence services.

We will continue to provide education and advocacy to our state leaders and stakeholders and work to increase the domestic violence line item in the State budget.

Financials

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OHIO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
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Board chair

Bridget Mahoney

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes