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Office of Criminal Justice Services Family Violence Prevention Center

ODPS | Office of Criminal Justice Services

The Ohio Family Violence Prevention Center was established at OCJS in 1999. The Center serves as an information clearinghouse for public and private organizations providing assistance to victims. The Center also offers a variety of services such as providing victim advocacy, resources and referrals, organizing workshops, giving presentations, and conducting research on family violence and its impact on communities.

The Ohio FVPC promotes awareness, intervention, and prevention of domestic violence and family violence-related issues in Ohio, and is actively involved in the following organizations:

  • State of Ohio Barbara Warner Domestic Violence Workplace Policy Committee
  • Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition
  • Interagency Victims Assistance Coordinating Committee
  • Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission
  • Ohio Council on Victims Justice
  • Ohio Victim Witness Association
  • Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium
  • Sexual Assault Advisory Board of Ohio
  • Ohio Statewide LGBTQI Task Force
  • Ohio Violent Death Reporting System
  • Ohio Governor’s Campus Safety Task Force

The Center is home to the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Advisory Council. The Council is where Ohio's top experts in domestic and family violence intervention and prevention disciplines come together to consider and recommend improvements in state laws and policies. The mission of the Council is to provide guidance, evaluate and inform policy, and promote systemic collaborative action to prevent and respond to family and intimate partner violence. The FVPC Advisory Council also works as allies of other programs and agencies as they seek to end other abuses in our community, such as human trafficking, elder abuse, and child abuse.

The Advisory Council is composed of approximately 30 members appointed by the Executive Director of OCJS. The members are multi-disciplinary in representation, and may include federal and state government agencies, local programs, non-governmental agencies, and representatives from different demographic and geographic groups. Currently the Council has four committees to address various topics of interest and concern to the Council:

  • Education and Training
  • Program Resources & Accountability
  • Policy and Legislative
  • VAWA S.T.O.P. Implementation Planning.

For more information about the Center or the Advisory Council, please contact Kate Foulke, FVPC Program Director, at (614) 466-0306 or kmfoulke@dps.ohio.gov.

Meeting Dates - 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

  • October 21, 2021
  • 2022 meetings dates TBD

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence


Barbara Warner Workplace Domestic Violence Resources