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Programs aimed to prevent violence against women toreceive Cuyahoga County support

  Programs aimed to prevent violence against women toreceive Cuyahoga County support (Plain Press, April 2018)       The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Safety and Justice Services (PSJS) obtained a grant award from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and Justice Services/Office of Criminal Justice Services in the amount of $490,537.68 for the STOP Violence Against Women … Continue reading

At Domestic Violence Forum, children learn how to act when witnessing abuse

(Plain Press, November 2016)    Most of those in the audience for a Domestic Violence Forum at the Lorain Branch Library on October 26th were children — after school regulars at the library persuaded by the librarian to attend with offers of food- houmos, wraps, fruit and vegetables. With the third game of the World … Continue reading

Voices Against Violence

National Night Out Against Crime

PHOTO BY TED LOBAUGH Tuesday, August 2, 2016; National Night Out Against Crime, Steelyard Commons, 3447 Steelyard Drive: Members of Rising Stars Acrobatics dance in a performance of The Lily Pond.

September 2016 Plain Press – PDF


Panel addresses ways to identify and stop human trafficking

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2016) Thirty people attending a meeting at the Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue, on May 24th, learned about human trafficking in Cleveland and how to identify signs that human trafficking is taking place.  A three-person panel — Renee Jones of the Renee Jones … Continue reading


by DL White (Plain Press, March 2016) Picture it! You are driving down a back highway through a rural area. Trees line the road and the red orange sun is settling behind the mountain. Suddenly a deer jumps out of the shadows and runs across your path. Your heart is pounding wildly as you swerve … Continue reading

Self Defense Corner

by D. L. White (Plain Press, February 2016) Open up a newspaper, or your search engine, and the news is laced with violence and destruction. Walking into a restaurant, school, or waking up can make anyone apprehensive about the days’ events. What can be done about your day to day safety? Guns, stun guns, mace, … Continue reading

Men Who Wish to Change reach out to Cleveland families of street violence victims

Plain Press, December 2015 Men Who Wish to Change, a group of prisoners in the Trumbull Correctional Camp, a state prison in Trumbull County, used their resources and contacts in Cleveland and Akron to host a condolence dinner for families of street violence victims. Men Who Wish to Change founder Rawn Nash recruited his Godmother, … Continue reading

PERSONAL SAFETY: General Safety Tips (while at home)

Cleveland Police Foundation Safety Tip of the Month (Plain Press, September 2015) 1 – Keep your doors locked while at home or away. Don’t leave keys hidden outside. Install a peephole viewer in your door and don’t open it without knowing who is on the other side. If a stranger comes to the door and … Continue reading