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What is the ODHS Domestic and Sexual Violence (DSV) Council?

The DSV Council is committed to enhancing safety for victims/survivors of domestic violence in the way ODHS and OHA services are delivered, and to developing systems that ensure a coordinated community response to intervene in and prevent violence.

The ODHS DSV Council advises the Director and Cabinet of each agency on issues related to domestic violence. The Council was originally formed in 2002.

We support employees by providing tools and education to promote recognition of domestic violence patterns in order to increase supportive services to victims and survivors. We are committed to continuously review our operations and improve our service delivery based upon community and employee feedback.

The Council is comprised of members from ODHS, OHA and community members committed to address domestic violence within their communities.

ODHS DSV Council Charter

Prevention and intervention standards

Contact us

The DSV Council wants to hear your ideas or concerns on statewide domestic violence issues, policies and practices within ODHS and OHA.

DSV Council E-mail: Please note that this email is checked only periodically, and the council only meets bi-monthly.

If you have a concern about a specific case or situation or need individual assistance, please contact your ODHS local office