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For over 44 years, OVWA has been a leader in promoting crime victim rights, offering professional educational opportunities, providing technical assistance, developing best practices, and influencing public policy. We believe that collaborative efforts with service partners of all disciplines is necessary to achieve equitable services for ALL victims/survivors of crime.

Our membership is comprised of over 500 advocates and allied professionals of all disciplines, backgrounds, and specialties! As we continue our work, we are proud to represent each and every member in our efforts, both locally, and at the state and federal levels.

Become a member of OVWA TODAY and sign up on our website by clicking HERE!

So, Why Should You Become a Member of OVWA ?

Continuing education opportunities that support advocate credentials through the Ohio Advocate Network (OAN) and the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)

OVWA is an approved CEU provider through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Opportunities to influence public policy

Statewide member connections for collaboration

Individual and program case consulting and technical assistance from OVWA staff and other OVWA members

OVWA Membership Benefits Include:

Monthly continuing education opportunities with CEUs  and CLEs where applicable for a grand total of 30 training hours annually
Access to archived OVWA webinars on OVWA's website

Legislative alerts and biweekly OVWA newsletters

Directors, managers, and other organizational leaders can connect with each other through OVWA's email discussion list—request subscription here.

Opportunities to participate in OVWA committees such as Training and Technical Assistance, Public Policy Committee, and the OVWA Board

Our logo file for your social media and/or website to display membership. Link the logo back to OVWA's website to improve your site's standings in search engines (upon request)

Discount on VS Tracking software, a VOCA compliant case management system **

OVWA has a Membership Level for Everyone!

All persons and organizations that subscribe to OVWA's mission are eligible to become OVWA members. There are three levels of membership: Individual, Student, and Organizational.

Individual - $35.00
Student -
$25.00 (Payment must be mailed with 2022-2023 Membership Form and copy of current student ID to OVWA at the address below; alternately, students may submit required documents here.)
Organizational -

Become a member of OVWA TODAY and sign up on our website by clicking HERE!

If your organization prefers to mail in your application and payment, please complete the 2022-2023 Membership Form and mail to:

Attn: Membership
90 Northwoods Blvd., Suite B6
Columbus, OH 43235

VS Tracking Discount -
Any potential OVWA member or current OVWA member who subscribes to VS Tracking for one year shall receive, at no additional cost, a one year OVWA membership (not to exceed $100.00)! Any potential OVWA or current OVWA member who subscribes to VS Tracking's 14-day trial will receive a $25.00 credit towards a one year OVWA membership! This discount applies to NEW VS Tracking users only. For more information about VS Tracking, click HERE!