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Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center has a program specifically for teens and young adults who may be experiencing dating violence, domestic violence or stalking.

Advocacy Services Offered:

  • Safety planning & risk assessments
  • Information for victims/survivors
  • Resources and referrals
  • Protection order assistance
  • Individual counseling
  • Group services
  • Advocacy at police stations, schools and other places in the community
  • Campus advocacy

All services are free to victims/survivors of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking ages 13 to 24 years old.

For more information on protection orders and services for teens contact Dawn Rawlings at (216) 229-2420 x 219, by email at, or our Helpline (216) 391-HELP (4357) 24-hours a day.

What is a Protection Order?

A protection order is an order obtained from the court that prohibits the perpetrator from making contact with the victim/survivor and can help increase safety.  A protection order can forbid a perpetrator from being within 500 feet, show up at locations identified in the order (such as home, school, place of employment), call, text, email or contact the protected person via the internet, social media sites or a third party and more.  A protection order can help hold perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions.  Violating a protection order is a crime.  A Teen Advocate can help you filing for a protection order and be with you throughout the court process. Click here to read more about Ohio’s Juvenile Civil Protection Order law.


Once a victim now a survivor turned thriver and a reviver.

If you need me for:
* Speaking Engagements
* Setting up Domestic Violence Groups
* Conducting Vigils
* One on One counseling
* Domestic Violence Workshops
* Teen Dating Workshops
* Human Trafficking
* Safety Planning

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