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Public News Service - OH: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Brain injuries from domestic violence can cause physical and mental issues, including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, depression and anxiety. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sometimes, the impacts of physical abuse run deeper than a scar, and researchers in Ohio are digging deeper into cognitive injuries caused by domestic violence. Working with researchers from Ohio State University, the Ohio Domestic Violence Network's CARE project discovered that

Hyper-masculine attitudes and behaviors contribute to the idea that men must be strong and in control. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Boys will be boys." "Nice guys finish last." And "Man-up" are just some of the expressions that men may be told throughout their lifetime. While they may seem harmless, research shows such stereotypes can actually support violence. Glenn Harris is the coordinator of the En

Domestic violence programs in Ohio are forced to turn away hundreds of survivors each year due to a lack of resources. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An annual report highlights the importance of funding programs that keep domestic violence survivors safe. A one-day census by the National Network to End Domestic Violence found in Ohio, more than 2,600 survivors of domestic violence, including children, sought refuge or assista

Quantifying the scope of human trafficking is difficult as victims are hidden in the shadows. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio lawmakers and advocates are continuing their relentless effort to end human trafficking. Toledo-area Democratic Sen. Teresa Fedor, Democratic Rep. Tavia Galonski of Summit County, and Republican Sen. Stephanie Kunze of Franklin County are hosting the 11th annual Human Tra

African-American survivors of domestic violence can be reluctant to seek legal assistance, according to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Escaping abuse can be overwhelming, and it can be even more complicated for some women of color. According to the Centers for Disease Control, homicide victims of intimate-partner violence are disproportionately young women of color. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network has a Legal

In 2018, law enforcement agencies across Ohio received more than 75,000 calls related to domestic violence, according to the Ohio Attorney General's office. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio woman is reflecting on being given a second chance after spending more than a decade in prison for killing an abusive partner in self-defense. Thomia Hunter was granted clemency earlier this year by then-Gov. John Kasich. Hunter already had served 13 years of her 15-years-

The state legislature added $1 million to the Ohio budget for domestic-violence services. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins today, and advocates are gathering at the Ohio statehouse to reflect on progress made to help survivors while remembering lives lost. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network is honoring Rep. Laura Lanese, R-Grove City, with the Croucher Fa

Ohio lawmakers must approve a biennial budget by June 30. (Aryeh Alex/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As work continues this week on Ohio's budget, there are calls for lawmakers to prioritize funding to support Ohioans in crisis. The Senate Finance Committee holds its fourth public hearing Tuesday on the two-year spending plan due June 30. Additional money for mental healt

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