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Columbus To Hire Domestic Violence Probation Officer

Columbus City Hall
David Holm
Columbus City Hall

Columbus City Council is set to vote Monday on establishing a probation officer dedicated to domestic violence cases.

The new probation officer’s task will be helping to reduce domestic violence homicides by better identifying high-risk incidents and coordinating response as well as connecting victims with support services.

The new officer will be part of a project known as the Blueprint For Safety in partnership with Franklin County Pretrial and Probation Services.

The city will receive a little more than $200,000 in grant money from the county to fund the position. The grant will pay the new domestic violence probation officer through the end of September 2023.

Nick Evans was a reporter at WOSU's 89.7 NPR News. He spent four years in Tallahassee, Florida covering state government before joining the team at WOSU.