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Violence, Trauma & Abuse Resources

Break the Cycle

Provides in depth dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves. They also offer youth leadership and education opportunities, legal services and are involved with advocacy.
PO Box 20035, Washington, DC 20035
(202) 824-0707
breakthecycle.org

Columbus Division of Police

Individuals can submit a report immediately through the online reporting system and print a copy of the police report for free. Other prevention and alert information is also available.
120 Marconi Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Non-Emergency: (614) 645-4545
columbus.gov/police

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS)

Individuals can report child abuse or neglect in Franklin County through their 24-hour child abuse hotline or visit the office in person. Emergency placement can be provided for at-risk children and teens. When appropriate, temporary placement with relatives, foster homes, or treatment centers are coupled with services to support family reunification and reduce the level of risk to the child. They also provide information about adoptable kids and the adoption process. View the 2017 FCCS Community Resource Guide.

  • Main Office: 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 275-2571
  • Intake, Assessment and Investigations: 4071 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
    (614) 229-7100
  • Provider Agency Concerns: 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 275-2621

24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: (614) 229-7000
General Questions: (614) 229-7100
childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov

Capital University Family Advocacy Clinic

Offers support and free/reduced legal services to qualifying victims of domestic violence. They help individuals seeking protection orders, divorces or custody in situations involving domestic violence.
303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 236-6779
www.law.capital.edu

City of Columbus Domestic Violence & Stalking Unit

Provides education, support, counseling, crisis intervention and overall help for victims of domestic violence and stalking. Specialized prosecutors handle cases for victims that are high risk, including children.
375 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-6232
www.columbuscityattorney.org

Franklin County Division of Domestic Relations

Handles all domestic relations matters, including protection for victims of domestic violence. A request for a Civil Protection Order may be filed with the court to direct an abuser to stay away from a victim, require counseling, award temporary custody of minors or determine possession of a residence.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-4411 or (614) 525-4412
www.drj.fccourts.org

Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Witness Assistance Unit

Provides information to victims and witnesses about the procedures of the criminal justice system. The Juvenile Division helps victims in cases where the offender is a parent or caretaker.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-4440
prosecutor.franklincountyohio.gov/juvenile-division

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Call toll-free for help with domestic violence, child custody, divorce and many other legal issues. They provide services to people with a low income and can set up home visits for the sick or disabled. They provide services in Franklin, Madison, Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union Counties. Apply for services online as well by clicking the online application link.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(888) 246-4420 or (888) 301-2411
www.columbuslegalaid.org

Office for Victims of Crime

Provides an online directory of crime victim services, victims’ rights information, resources for international victims and toll-free telephone numbers.
810 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531
(202) 307-5983
www.crimevictims.gov

Ohio Attorney General Victims of Crime Compensation Program

Provides financial help to innocent victims of violent crimes (including domestic violence, sexual assault and homicide). Payments can cover medical expenses, counseling and lost wages. The application can be submitted online.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 282-0515 or (614) 466-4986
www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center (formerly The Justice League of Ohio)

Free legal representation to state and federal victims of crime throughout Ohio to ensure their constitutional and statutory rights are enforced and protected from the time a crime is first reported throughout the criminal justice process. They also offer Free Victims’ Rights Training to hospitals, victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and the community to promote awareness of crime victims’ rights laws and to ensure consistent systemic implementation of crime victims’ rights laws.
P.O. Box 369, Powell, OH, 43065
(614) 848-8500
ocvjc.org
victimsrightstoolkit.com

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction Office of Victim Services

Offers several services for victims of crime, including crisis intervention and advocacy, information and referrals, notification regarding inmates and online resources for victims. Call the toll-free number for more information.
770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(888) 842-8464
drc.ohio.gov/victims

Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) Family Violence Prevention Center (FVPC)

Although they do not provide direct services to victims, they offer a lot of information about local and state programs for victims of sexual assault, hate crimes, homicide, domestic violence, teen dating violence and sexual abuse. They have brochures on teen dating violence in multiple languages and a list of domestic violence shelters.
Physical Address: 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Mailing Address: PO Box 182081, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(888) 448-4842 or (614) 466-0306
ocjs.ohio.gov/family_violence.stm