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Resources for Victims of Violence

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.
Text “loveis” to 22522 to chat with a peer advocate 24/7
breakthecycle.org

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
Domestic Violence & Stalking Unit: text to (614) 653-8075
columbuscityattorney.org/dv.aspx

Columbus Division of Police

Individuals can submit an offense report or accident report immediately through the online reporting system and print a copy of the police report for free. Other prevention and alert information is available on their website.
Non-Emergency: (614) 645-4545
Service Desk: (614) 645-4760
Domestic Violence & Stalking Unit: text to (614) 653-8075
columbus.gov/police

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Franklin County

Helps abused and neglected children in need of a powerful voice to speak up for their best interest. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for children and help them obtain a safe, permanent home.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-7450
casacolumbus.org

Family & Youth Law Center (FYLaw)

Works within child welfare, adoption, and juvenile justice systems to support positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. They offer direct representation of system-involved youth, advocacy, training and education. Many offerings are free.
Capital University Law School
303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 236-6730
familyyouthlaw.org
Legal Advice website: fylawhelp.org

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations & Juvenile Branch

Handles all domestic relations matters, including protection for victims of domestic violence. Services include mediation services, Civil Protection Orders (CPO’s) / Juvenile Protection Orders (JPO’s), interpreters, Self Represented Resource Center (SRRC) for those who do not have the financial resources to retain private counsel and more. Their youth education and intervention programs work to divert delinquent youth from going further into the Juvenile Justice System through prevention, intervention and treatment services. Services are provided for free.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Administration: (614) 525-3628
drj.fccourts.org
Phone Directory: drj.fccourts.org/DRJ.aspx?PN=Quick_Phone_Directory.htm

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/criminal-division/victim-witness-unit

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC)

Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio. Legal Aid attorneys may be able to help you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, foreclosure, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax, veterans, education and “Brief Advice” clinics.

  • Columbus Office: (serves Franklin and Madison county)
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Intake: (614) 241-2001 or (888) 246-4420 Toll-free
    General Inquiries: (614) 224-8374 or (877) 224-8374 Toll-free
  • Marion Office: (serves Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union county)
    150 Oak Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
    (740) 383-2161 or (888) 301-2411 Toll-free

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.
ovc.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
(877) 584-2846 or (614) 466-5610
ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Victims/Apply-for-Victims-Compensation.aspx

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

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 promote awareness of crime victims’ rights laws and to ensure consistent systemic implementation of crime victims’ rights laws.
PO Box 369, Powell, Ohio, 43065
(614) 848-8500
ocvjc.org
Crime Victims Rights Toolkit: 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.
4545 Fisher Road, Suite D, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 387-0588
drc.ohio.gov/victims

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Offers several free services to the Latino community including: homework help, educational after school programs and summer camps; 24/7 translation and interpretation services for multiple languages, ESL and citizenship classes for adults; tobacco free program, free car seat checks, and support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Main Office
    100 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
  • Cultural and Educational Centers
    3431 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    3360 Kohr Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    3556 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204

(614) 840-9934
ohiohispaniccoalition.org