Sex Crime Resources

Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force — An alliance of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities, the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began in northeast Ohio but expanded its efforts statewide. On this website, you can find information and tips for parents and children as well as recent news releases. You can also find recent news, information about outreach programs, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Sex Offender Registry | Franklin County Sheriff — Search for registered sex offenders and learn more about the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification System (e-SORN) on this website. You can also learn more about “Megan’s Law,” sex offender classification, and internet safety for children. You can also sign up to receive an email notification when sex offenders move into your area.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
373 South High Street, Floor 2B
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 525-3333

Defenses Against Sexual Assault and Rape — View an article from the Strategic Response Bureau of the Columbus Division of Police discussing some of the ways that people can prevent themselves from being the victims of sex crimes. In addition to common safety tips, the article covers “date rape” as well as incest and pedophilia. You can also find information for child survivors and what to do if you have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Columbus Division of Police
120 Marconi Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-4545

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) — RAINN is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States. On this website, you can learn more about sexual assault, including local laws, types of sexual violence, and the effects of sexual violence. You can also find information about safety, prevention, and public policy.

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) — SARNCO is a sexual violence intervention and prevention program serving Franklin County. You can learn more about its programs and services on this website. You can also download an application to become a volunteer advocate.

3820 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-7020

Victim Witness Assistance Unit | Franklin County Prosecutor's Office — Visit this website to learn more about Franklin County Prosecutor Victim Witness Assistants (commonly referred to as "advocates"). You can find a list of the duties of Victim Witness Assistants as well as links to related information. The website also allows visitors to access PDF versions of documents relating to the rights of crime victims in Franklin County, protection orders in Franklin County, and a sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking pamphlet.

Franklin County Prosecutor's Office
373 S. High St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 525-3555

Sexual Assault Response and Recovery | Healthy Ohio — On this website, you can learn more about the Ohio Department of Health’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program (SADVPP). The website includes various links to information about the state’s sexual assault response efforts. You can also learn about the Sexual Assault Advisory Board of Ohio (SAABO).

Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) — OAESV is a statewide coalition that advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence. You can find fact sheets, downloadable brochures, and success stories on this website. The website also allows you to view a directory of services by county in Ohio.

Rape Crisis Centers | Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center — The mission of the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is to protect the rights of Ohio's state and federal crime victims. On this section of the organization’s website, you can find the addresses and phone numbers of rape crisis centers all over Ohio. Additional resources include a Crime Victims Rights Toolkit and listings of counseling services, domestic violence shelters, and victim assistance programs.

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