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.