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Mission
The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence is a private, non-profit organization founded to create a community culture that does not tolerate family violence.

Vision
To break the cycle of family violence in homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods throughout our community.

The Need for Reform in Central Ohio
In 2000, the Coalition commissioned a study by the prestigious Urban Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization based in Washington, D.C., to inventory our community assets, gaps in services, and the barriers victims face as they seek help and protection. The study concluded that institutional reform was a key ingredient in stopping the cycle of violence and helping families at risk. It also found that collaboration among our key institutions that respond to victims is necessary to bring about change.

As a result, the Coalition’s board has established four priorities: judicial reform, training and education, enhancement of victim services and public awareness. These priorities are being advanced through the work of our task forces.


Spearheading Change

The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence does not work directly with victims. There are already numerous agencies in Central Ohio that do an excellent job in this regard. We are not about duplicating services that already exist. Instead, we work to marshal resources for community-wide change. Family violence is a community problem that we can solve. We know this based on the successes and spirit of cooperation we have already experienced.




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