Online event

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy environment, free from violence. Yet, violent crime occurs across Ohio communities. Even with laws and penalties such as arrest and incarceration in place, violent crime persists and causes significant harm to victims and communities. Community conditions and societal structures can support or prevent violent crime. Since the research evidence is clear that arrests and incarceration are detrimental to the health of individuals, families and communities, it is important to take an upstream approach for violence prevention.

This webinar will provide data and information from HPIO's latest brief, "Criminal Justice and Health: Social drivers of violent crime." Speakers will provide an overview of recently passed or proposed state-level policy changes that may have an impact on community violence, and a set of evidence-informed policy recommendations and implementation examples that Ohio can leverage to drive improvement. Guest speakers will highlight work at the local-level to address community conditions to prevent violence.


  • Tonni Oberly, PhD, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst, HPIO
  • Damian Calvert, SOS Outreach Supervisor, Lorain County Urban League
  • Lisa DeGeeter, JD, Director of Systems Advocacy and Policy Counsel, Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • Glenn Harris, Director of Prevention, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Funding for this project was provided by the Ohio State Bar Foundation and HPIO’s core funders.


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