ONCAC NEWS

Pinwheels highlight prevention in Tuscarawas County

NEW PHILADELPHIA A few rain drops did not dampen the enthusiasm of 12 volunteers that placed over 1,000 silver pinwheels with blue stems on the Tuscarawas County Courthouse steps Monday. Doug and Kristen Shoup supplied the truck to bring the … Continue reading

Harcum House provides comfort cabinets for children

LANCASTER – A local child advocacy agency received grant funds to install “comfort cabinets” to make a child’s time slightly more tolerable. Harcum House received a $6,000 grant through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to fill the cabinets in the Fairfield County … Continue reading

Child Advocacy Center puts children’s needs first in abuse cases

Posted Jan 16, 2017 at 7:17 AM Updated at 10:02 AM By Nancy Molnar Times-Reporter staff writer NEW PHILADELPHIA Imagine describing the details of your first sexual encounter to a roomful of strangers. Now imagine you are a child. In … Continue reading

$475,000 grant to help establish child advocacy center in Cuyahoga County

By LYDIA COUTRÉ The Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC) has received a $475,000 grant to establish the first child advocacy center in Cuyahoga County and the 29th in Ohio Cleveland is the last major metropolitan community in the … Continue reading

Leslie Vassilaros looks back on her time at Harmony House

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Leslie Vassilaros is stepping down as executive director of Harmony House, having participated in founding the advocacy center and helming the effort to help abused children on both sides of the Ohio River for 14 years. Vassilaros … Continue reading

Ohioans Selling Sex With Their Own Kids

By Alan Johnson The Columbus Dispatch Friday July 11, 2014 6:51 AM   Ohio children younger than 6 have been sexually trafficked by their own parents in exchange for drugs, rent and cash, a new report indicates. Information from the … Continue reading

Progress Made on Anti-­Trafficking Initiatives in Ohio

Updated 27 April 2015   Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force — view here.

Kasich Administration Takes Another Step to Fight Human Trafficking

August 6, 2013 ODJFS Contact: Benjamin Johnson, (614) 466-6650, benjamin.johnson@jfs.ohio.gov ODPS Contact: Joe Andrews, 614-752-4325, jandrews@dps.state.oh.us   Network of First Responders Will Help Young Human Trafficking Victims   COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), … Continue reading

A Caring Place CAC Director Named Woman of the Year

April 11, 2016   MaryAnn Donnelly, center, director of A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center, was named woman of the year when the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women held its annual “Wine and Shoe Extravaganza” fundraiser Friday at the … Continue reading

Harcum House Executive Director Receives Award

April 21, 2016 LANCASTER – The Harcum House Board of Directors announced that executive director Lisa DeGeeter is a Model of Justice Award recipient from the Ohio Crime Victims Justice Center. Each year, the center recognizes advocates from around the … Continue reading