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Technical Assistance

OVWA offers trainings, in-person and via webinar. Quarterly trainings are held in-person at the Columbus Police Academy while webinars are offered throughout the year. OVWA partners with advocates and their agencies around the state to bring you quality trainings from the experts themselves. Click here to view our Events Calendar for upcoming trainings from OVWA and our partners.

OVWA also offers technical assistance to all types of advocates and their organizations. Technical assistance can be provided over the telephone, via email, or in-person. Our technical assistance is provided by OVWA staff, its members, state coalitions, and experts in the field. OVWA seeks to bring all of these resources together to provide assistance to advocates and their organizations to improve victim services. Technical assistance is available to members and non-members. Examples of training and technical assistance available to advocates:

  • On-site assistance
  • Assistance developing administrative policies and procedures that enhance victim rights and advocate work environments
  • Access to best practices and program standards
  • Resources and hands-on assistance for new advocates
  • Referrals to local, state, and national resources for advocates and victims of crime
  • Linkages to local, state, and national services
  • Assistance with improving services to victims of crime
  • Research and data related to victims of all crimes
  • Serving marginalized communities
  • Public policy advocacy
  • Customized training
  • On-site and remote assistance for new advocacy programs
  • Quarterly in-person trainings (members only)
  • Monthly webinars
  • Regional training opportunities
  • Online member forum to give and receive important information (members only)

Questions? Contact us at or at (614) 787-9000.

If you would like to request a training or speaker from OVWA, please complete the Training & Speaker Request Form and submit it to