Domestic Violence Prevention



Since 1981, October has been National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of, and inform the community of the many ways to report domestic abuse.

If you need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence at 614-224-4663. Please feel free to call us for additional information or to schedule a consultation.



2021 Standing Witness Exhibit



Domestic Violence Statistics

Ohio Domestic Violence Fatalities July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 as reported by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network
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  • 109 fatalities in 77 cases
  • 18% of cases involved children at the scene
  • 70% of fatal incidents involved guns
  • 13 fatalities were third-party fatalities
  • 4 young victims were killed (two 2-year-old children, a 6 year old child and a 17 year old youth)
  • 22 cases involved a both a homicide and suicide

Military Associated Domestic Violence Fatalities

As reported to Family Advocacy Program across all services during Fiscal Year 2020:

  • 31 child abuse and neglect related fatalities
  • 28 of the child victims were under 5-years old
  • 19 of the child victims were 1-year old or younger
  • 5 spouse abuse fatalities and 6 intimate partner abuse fatality were reported to FAP

Resources Available to Assist Families and Reduce Stress in the Columbus Area:

  • DSCC Installation Family Advocacy Program: (614) 692-7217
  • Help Me Grow, Ohio Department of Health: Help Me Grow is a voluntary family support program for pregnant women or new parents. Offered in every county of the state through a well-established network, Help Me Grow is an evidence-based program that promotes healthy growth and development for babies and young children. Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a non-judgmental and compassionate approach that empowers parents with skills, tools and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of their children. (800) 755-GROW (4769).

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