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OVWA is proud to represent over 300 Ohio crime victim advocates and organizations! OVWA believes in collaboration and equity of services for crime victims. To achieve this, OVWA's membership is comprised of advocates of all disciplines, backgrounds, and specialties.

All persons, agencies, and organizations that subscribe to OVWA's mission are eligible to become OVWA members. There are three levels of membership: Individual, Organizational, and Reciprocal (for statewide organizations only). Benefits include: 

  • Quarterly in-person trainings free of cost with CEUs and CLEs when applicable
  • Eight webinars during the year free of cost
  • First access to regional training initiatives before they are opened to the public
  • Ability to county training CEUs and training attendance towards Ohio Advocate Network registration and renewal
  • Highly beneficial members-only networking opportunities with more than 300 Ohio advocates and victim service organizations and access to their expertise
  • Access and use of OVWA's online member database
  • Members-Only forums on www.ovwa.org where members can share their ideas, ask questions to one another, and get feedback to help them better themselves and the services they provide
  • Technical assistance from our members, state agency members, and the state OVWA office
  • Collaboration in the development of public policies and services that affect crime victims and their advocates
  • Legislative alerts and weekly OVWA news
  • Voting privileges according to bylaws
  • Opportunities to be active in OVWA committees such as Training and Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Public Policy and serve on the Board of Directors
  • Our logo file for your social media and website to display membership. Link the logo back to OVWA's website to improve your site's standings in search engines
  • Discount on VS Tracking software, a VOCA compliant case management system that eliminates paper files and places the focus of victim services on the victims, not the reports**
  • Opportunity to be a part of history as Ohio's oldest state-based victim advocacy group

**Any potential OVWA member or current OVWA member who subscribes to VS Tracking for one year or longer shall receive, at no additional cost, a one year OVWA membership not to exceed $100! Any potential OVWA member or current OVWA member who subscribes to VS Tracking's 14-day trial will receive a $25 credit towards a one year OVWA membership! 

To become a member of OVWA, just click the button below. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us at info@ovwa.org or at (614) 787-9000.