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Plummer Receives Award for Support to Domestic Violence Program

October 5, 2021
Phil Plummer News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) today received the Leadership in Policy Award from the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) for his role in helping end domestic violence in the state. 

Plummer, a former sheriff of Montgomery County, was an advocate for increasing the state budget for domestic violence programs around the state from $1 million dollars to $7.5 million in the 2022-2023 state budget.   

“In my 30 years of experience in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office I saw the effects of domestic violence,” said Plummer. “I wanted to fight to provide more monetary support to agencies like ODVN that provide a critical resource to victims of domestic violence. I’m honored to receive this award.”

The ODVN is a collaboration of more than 70 local domestic violence programs statewide with the purpose of strengthening and supporting Ohio’s response to domestic violence through training, public awareness and technical assistance through the implementation of public policy.

Ohio saw 109 deaths in 77 domestic violence case through June of 2020 and in 2019 there were more than 37,000 domestic violence incidences reported by local law enforcement across the state.