The Delaware County Juvenile Court Victim Services program provides information and support for victims of juvenile crime in Delaware County, Ohio, and strives to ensure that case-related decisions include greater consideration for the victim. The program is committed to protecting victims by:
Ohio law mandates that public schools adopt policies to prohibit bullying behaviors. (Ohiobar.org) Such behavior is defined as, “any intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that one student has taken against another student more than one time that resulted in either physical or mental harm.” Additionally, the behavior must be repeated or severe enough to create a “threatening, intimidating, or abusive” environment for the victim.
Racism is as ugly as ever in Modern America. Racism is not in decline. Racism is no longer hidden or only spoken in whispered tones or coded language. Racism appears to be back in style. It has almost become cool to say what was once thought of as taboo.
In 1967, Chris Bouzounis created a promotional product company called Artina, which was named after his son and daughter, Art and Matina. Both Art and Matina currently serve the company as president and vice president of marketing. Chris started his promotional company with a humble printing press in a basement and sold match books, calendars, and business cards to local businesses.
Victims of racially motivated hate crimes are afforded additional legal protections in Ohio and federal court.
For many of us, when we read the phrase “sex trafficking,” we envision a criminal underworld hinging upon complicated kidnapping schemes in which women, shackled and bound, devise harrowing attempts at escape. Nearly always, when we read “sex trafficking,” we think “not here.” We think “far away.”
Minors in Ohio who are charged with prostitution offenses or who are believed to be human trafficking victims and are charged with other offenses are granted protection under Ohio’s “Safe Harbor” law.
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is now offering Saturday hours in an effort to make our services more accessible to victims. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates, OCVJC will have an advocate available to answer questions and help victims receive legal services.
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center thanks Walmart and Sam’s Club for their support and contribution to helping us bring a voice to victims across the state.
Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) provide a place and a process for child victims of sexual violence and other severe forms of child maltreatment to disclose what has happened to them and find safety and healing. Reducing trauma for children and their non-offending family members is the primary goal of all CACs, and it is accomplished through the work of a multidisciplinary team (MDT).