ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women is a statewide domestic violence coalition. First formed to foster the development of DV shelters and quality services for victims in Ohio, ACTION OHIO continues to support the work of local agencies in a variety of ways, as well as represent their best interests within state government. ACTION OHIO serves DV victims and their families through its resource and referral service and its annual public awareness event in October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)

The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), located at the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service, is the nation's largest computerized catalog of elder abuse literature. With over 6,000 entries, you can search CANE's database to obtain references pertaining to many aspects of elder abuse and neglect, and the conditions that impact elder mistreatment. The CANE database may be searched to obtain citations and brief summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as books, agency reports, hearing transcripts, videos, memoranda of understanding (MOU), and online resources addressing the abuse and neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation of elders.


Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.


Family Violence Prevention Project

With the support of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio and funding by the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project (OFVPP) began in January 2007. The project’s goals are: to increase awareness of the scope and consequences of family violence in Ohio; to identify realistic and promising policies and programs for prevention; and to build support for implementing recommended policies and programs.


National Adult Protective Services Association

The mission of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) is to improve the quality and availability of protective services for disabled adults and elderly persons who are abused, neglected or exploited and are unable to protect their own interests. NAPSA provides state Adult Protective Services (APS) program administrators and staff with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult abuse.


National Center on Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.


National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

Since 1999, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a national project of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has provided training and technical assistance on abuse in later life and elder abuse to many audiences, including domestic violence and sexual assault programs, aging bureaus, adult protective services, criminal justice entities, health care providers, and legal personnel. Staff is available to respond to questions, review materials, and participate on state and national advisory committees.


National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens. It was established in 1988 to achieve a clearer understanding of abuse and provide direction and leadership to prevent it. The Committee is one of three partners that make up the National Center on Elder Abuse, which is funded by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on information and materials on abuse and neglect.


Ohio Attorney General

In 2009, the Attorney General's Elder Abuse Commission was established to improve education efforts, boost research and raise awareness. The Commission will provide a forum for improving elder justice throughout the state in addition to identifying funding, programming needs and finding solutions.


Ohio Department of Aging

The mission of the Ohio Department of Aging is to provide leadership for the delivery of services and supports that improve and promote quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, their families and their caregivers. Their vision is that Ohioans will benefit from a network of effective resources and community services that support consumer rights, independence and dignity.

Federal law mandates that each state designate a unit on Aging. The Department of Aging is a cabinet-level state agency with a Director appointed by the Governor. The Department receives and administers funding from a variety of sources and oversees a variety of programs.


Ohio Domestic Violence Network

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) believes that ending violence against women and children requires connection with organizations and individuals to create a clear vision and collective voice for social and systemic change. ODVN's purpose is to support and strengthen Ohio's response to domestic violence through training, public awareness and technical assistance and to promote social change through the implementation of public policy.



OhioHOPES, Helping Ohio Protect and Empower Seniors, is a resource and information directory for older victims of crime and abuse. Resources are available for crime victims, help for caregivers, and local and state services for seniors.