Click the play button to the left to hear our friend Bailey talk about what SOS has to offer.Please note: Because teens are still minors, if they are a victim of child abuse (violence at the hands of an adult or someone 18 ), the SOS victim advocate may be required to report this.Donna is passionate, and she inspired me,” he said. We were still silenced by embarrassment and shame and the stigma that comes with it,” she said.“I’m working toward prevention.”Blackwell and Feinberg move through the lesson, which relies heavily on an interactive exercise involving colored sticky notes and an orange sheet of paper. As Feinberg speaks, a boy in the front row in a gray hoodie still clings to his crumpled blue sticky note. Bartos founded the Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse in 2006.During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of physical violence] by an intimate partner within their lifetime (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence).Currently, only Ohio and Georgia do not offer specific legal options for victims of dating violence, such as civil-protection orders.
“Our statutory law has not caught up to that here in Ohio, so that leaves victims in this state unprotected for the purposes of obtaining civil-protection orders, simply because they don’t meet that very specific and narrow definition of domestic violence.”House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger will designate the legislation as House Bill 1, following a similar measure’s death in the Senate in December.
It also can grant child custody and require the offender to relinquish any firearms.
But currently, such orders are limited to family members.“It’s not necessarily about definitions; it’s about the relationship and what type of violence arises out of that relationship,” said Rep.
Laura’s House strives to help women through one of the most difficult times in their life and to establish a fresh start.
Come out to show your support for Laura’s House on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 6-7pm.
At Laura's House, shelter and supportive services are provided to more than 4,000 abused women and children affected by domestic violence.