Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Prevention Program
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program (SADVPP) seeks to improve the health status of Ohio women by identifying issues that affect women’s health and developing programs to address those issues. These programs include those that address sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and services.
If you are in immediate danger please call 911. Remember, computers and other forms of technology can be monitored. It may be safer for you to call a hotline number.
Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased healthcare costs, absenteeism and employee turnover.
The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program seeks to improve the health status of Ohio women by identifying issues that affect women’s health and developing programs to address those issues, including programs that address sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and services. Program staff members advocate for inclusion of information and programming on women’s health within state government and for the public.
The SADVPP works in partnership with other state and non-profit agencies to implement statewide programs, including:
Fund local sexual violence prevention efforts
Fund local programs to provide sexual violence crisis intervention services for communities identified as inadequately served
Maintain and update the Ohio Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical and Forensic Examinations
Promote domestic violence awareness and resources for state of Ohio employees
Convene and coordinate statewide sexual violence prevention efforts
Support efforts to address human trafficking, including applying best practice from other violence prevention work and supporting the public health response to human trafficking survivors
Promote resources for women’s health
The Women's Health Program works to improve the health status of Ohio women.