To promote access to safety, healing, justice and financial recovery for Ohio crime victims through meaningful rights and quality services.
Severe Harm From VOCA Funding Cuts
In Dec. 2019 and Jan. 2020, the Ohio Victim Witness Association (OVWA) surveyed victim advocacy programs throughout Ohio about how the impact of decreased VOCA funding was affecting their services and communities. VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) funding is distributed to states through the Department of Justice and is a critical funding source for victim services agencies across the country. These funds allow programs to provide victims and survivors of crime with services that are vitally needed after experiencing victimization. Read the three-page report here.
All Are Welcome
OVWA acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
OVWA does not discriminate in employment or services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, family or parental status, HIV status, relationship status, past or present military service or any other non-merit factor.
This website and its database is supported by grant funds awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice through the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Victims of federal crimes are served.