Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA), is a statewide non-profit that began in 1978 as Ohio Association of Victim Witness Divisions. Members consisted of crime victim advocates based out of county prosecutor offices. Shortly after their development, they incorporated all types of crime victim advocates to form the Ohio Victim Witness Association. These advocates realized they could have a more powerful and influential voice together and made it their mission to improve the rights and services of Ohio crime victims.
Free legal representation to state and federal victims of crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected from the time a crime is first reported throughout the criminal justice process.
Free Victims’ Rights Training to hospitals, victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and the community to promote awareness of crime victims’ rights laws and to ensure consistent systemic implementation of crime victims’ rights laws.
PO Box 369
Powell, OH 43065
P. (614) 848-8500
F. (614) 848-8501
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) believes that ending violence against women and children requires connection with organizations and individuals to create a clear vision and collective voice for social and systemic change. 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.
Victim Assistance Program
VAP provides 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy, and education to victims of crime and trauma and the professional community who serves this population.
137 South Main Street, Suite 300
Akron, Ohio 44308
24-hour Hotline: 330-376-0040
Business Line: 330-376-7022