DV Answers

There were 737 cases filed by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office involving a domestic violence charge in 2013.

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Sadly, domestic violence has been at the forefront of national and local news recently. NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com is On Your Side with resources for those enduring violence at home.

In the video player below, you can watch NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com's one-hour Domestic Violence Town Hall special hosted by Danita Harris.

You can hear from experts and survivors of domestic violence who bravely shared their stories. 

The Panelists

Linda Johanek, CEO of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, the only center in Cuyahoga county devoted solely to the issue of domestic violence and child abuse.

Ruth Johnson-Williams is a survivor of domestic violence and the Founder and CEO of Pneuma Life Foundation for the Prevention of Abusive Family Environments.

Dr. Penny Smith is a survivor of domestic violence. She is executive director of academic services of Northeast Ohio Medical University

Quiana Rivers has been a domestic violence survivor for a little over a year. She called off her engagement after her fiancé strangled and threatened to kill her.

Mike Herron is sharing his story of how he  a survived domestic violence..

Beverly Gooden created #whyistayed. She is a former victim of domestic violence.

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