Columbus To Hire Domestic Violence Probation Officer
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.