OAA is proud to publish a new Assessment Report: Covid-19, Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse in Ohio prepared by our very talented Dr. Alana Van Gundy, member of our Board of Directors. This report includes an assessment of domestic violence protection during the pandemic.

Covid-19 has presented abusers with more opportunities to control and harm survivors while limiting the survivor’s capability to get help, go to a hospital for care, protect their children or animals, or obtain protection via ex-parte or protection orders.

More importantly, this report also presents 10 valuable policy recommendations that can help Ohio become more proactive in assisting domestic violence survivors. It can save the lives of victims, for both human and pets.