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 Addressing the Needs of Homicide Co-Victims in Ohio

Every homicide creates more than one victim. In addition to the individual lives taken, each act of homicide creates a blast radius that forever alters the fabric of their families. OVWA, in collaboration with partners throughout the state of Ohio and with grant support, conducted a landmark needs assessment of services for homicide co-victims in 2020. 

The results of this needs assessment were both telling and staggering in the scope of barriers that exist for both co-victims seeking services and recovery in the aftermath of a homicide, and for the providers that serve them. We hope you and your agencies receive great benefit and direction from this comprehensive and groundbreaking assessment that resulted in the development of several policy recommendations. Please click HERE to read the report. 

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OVWA acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.

OVWA does not discriminate in employment or services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, family or parental status, HIV status, relationship status, past or present military service or any other non-merit factor. 

This website and its database is supported by grant funds awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice through the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Victims of federal crimes are served.