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Safety & Stability for Domestic Abuse Survivors

Violence Against Women Act Paves Way for LAWO Survivor Programs

Read about three projects LAWO has implemented to provide much-needed services to survivors of domestic violence.

LAWO Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022

LAWO shares recent projects, partnerships, and awards received for our efforts in providing quality services and legal representation for survivors of domestic violence in western Ohio.

SAFE Program Conducts Needs Assessment for Women with Disabilities in Lucas County

Findings from a recent SAFE Program survey are now being implemented to assist this underrepresent community of survivors.

Linda's Story

When Linda filed for a Civil Protection Order, she thought she and her children would need to move out of their home.

Juanita's Story

When the opposing party objected to Juanita’s civil protection order, she did not know how to proceed to keep her family safe.

RISE Project helped enforce Susan's rights

When Susan's abuser violated the protection order, LAWO advocated for her rights.

SAFE: Services to End Domestic Violence Against Women with Disabilities

In 2019, LAWO was awarded $450,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, for the Disability Grant Program. With the grant funds, LAWO created the Safety and Accessibility for Everyone (SAFE) project, a three year project based in Lucas County. LAWO is partnering with ABLE and Bethany House to identify and eliminate organizational barriers that inh ...

RISE Project: Rights in Systems Enforced

In 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) which sets forth specific rights for victims in federal criminal courts.  At the state level, victims’ rights can be found in more than 30 state constitutions and every state’s statutes.  In addition, many tribal codes afford victims’ rights. While these legislative efforts demonstrate great ...

LAWO partners with the community to reach survivors in need

LAWO partners with the community to reach survivors in need

Domestic violence survivors achieve stability with LAWO’s help

Domestic violence survivors achieve stability with LAWO’s help