home finding help about us work of the coalition news and events contact us F.A.Q.'s
overview health legal capital courtwatch joint dignity members faith business victim public

Family Violence… It’s Not a Private Matter. It’s a Crime.

The Legal System Task Force focuses on the Central Ohio criminal justice system – our courts, police, prosecutors and advocates. When victims end up in court, too often the system fails to protect them. A study commissioned by the Coalition found that a typical sentence for a batterer is probation and a $30 fine – less than the cost of a typical speeding ticket.

Domestic violence crimes clog the Franklin County Municipal Court, and court records show a high number of repeat offenders and dismissals.

The Legal System Task Force is focused on reform through providing legal assistance for victims, judicial reform, and improved training of law enforcement officers and prosecutors.

Click on an icon below for more information about the Legal System task force initiatives, or write to us.

Capital University Law School
Family Advocacy Clinic
Confronting the Crime
CourtWatch Project Dignity

      © 2008, Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence Home | Finding Help | About Us | Work of the Coalition | News + Events | Contact Us | FAQs | Privacy