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We may want to think that it doesn't happen here in the LGBTQI community, but it does happen – at the same rate as in heterosexual relationships – 25% to 33% of all relationships are affected by Domestic Violence.

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The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has experienced violence, threats, or intimidation BRAVO can work with you to help ensure your safety and provide the support you need.

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BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.



Jul 07, 2015

Which, When, How, Really: The Importance of Civil Protection Orders and how they help

Aaron Eckhardt, MSW, BRAVO Training & Technical Assistance Director

I know it can be very confusing when trying to navigate the Ohio Civil Justice System especially when trying to obtain protection from another person. During a scary and potentially dangerous time, the system can seem like a series of closed doors leading to empty hallways. There is a light at the end of those hallways and a system of protection: this article will outline the different kinds of Civil Protection Orders Ohio has to offer and when someone can request them. Also I will discuss some myths regarding the world of Protection Orders and why, if enforced, they do work.


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