Executive Director, Deidra Lashley gave a powerful interview in response to the murder of of Ashley Darrington on WTOL.

“There has been a 62% increase in Ohio of domestic violence fatalities in the last two years. . . Abusers want power and control, and murdering and taking that person’s life is the ultimate expression of that power and control. . .It’s unfortunately the worst possible scenario, but not surprising because our laws and consequences for people who choose to use violence in their relationships are pretty inconsequential.”

We send heartfelt condolences to the family of Ashley Darrington and all who are grieving the loss of loved ones in senseless acts of violence.