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Second Annual VIVA Awards


VIVA Awards 2019OVWA is proud to represent more than 300 crime victim advocates in the state of Ohio! As Ohio’s advocate network, we wish to celebrate these advocates and recognize the tremendous, invaluable role they have at our Visionaries in Victim Advocacy (VIVA) Awards!



Come Celebrate With Us


Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Clintonville Womans Club
3951 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 268-5525

Emcee: Jesse Jones
Catered lunch
Awards ceremony
Raffle drawings for valuable prizes




Click here to register to attend.

Make a Nomination for a VIVA Award


Know an organization, program, and/or a dedicated colleague who should be considered for recognition?

Click here to download the nomination form for these awards:

  • Future Leader (an outstanding advocate new to the field)
  • Program of the Year (program or organization)
  • Advocate of the Year
  • William F. Schenck Victim Justice Visionary Award of Distinction (an assistant or elected Ohio County Prosecutor)
Nominations must be received by OVWA no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 15th, 2019.


Help Make the VIVA Awards Happen


As a sponsor or donor of OVWA, your company’s name and services will be visible to advocates for crime victims, signaling your support to these passionate people. Our services are provided to:

  • Community leadership
  • Judges
  • Prosecutors
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Counselors
  • Students
  • Hospitals
  • Non-profits
  • State agencies
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Rape crisis centers
  • and many more
Your generosity also directly supports us in our mission to promote access for Ohio crime victims through meaningful rights and quality services. Your gift helps OVWA continue to be a leader in the victim advocacy movement in Ohio.

Click here for our Sponsorship Opportunities.
Click here for our comprehensive Sponsorship Packet with more ways to help OVWA.

Sponsorships and ad/logo files must be received by OVWA no later than Nov. 30th, 2019