This new post title (and case-sensitive shortlink ending “-5R3”): OHIO. My Oh My… 501©3 ACTION Ohio Coalition for Battered Women, a 1970s, deficit-ridden holdout, Still testifying – NOT, of course, about OHIO.Fatherhood.Gov (1999ff), though…
Where this came from, my January 22, 2012 post: ABA, APA, AFCC, AAML, . . and others: Reconceptualize This! [Some Ohio Councils, Commissions, and Headlines, Incl. Basic Links][Chosen to represent 2012 in my 2017 Retrospective, includes its own].
This post took almost a week to complete. You will notice distinct sections with somewhat different tone or voice (although I wrote them all, it may reflect what I’d been immersed in studying at each point in time). For example, I thought on discovering that Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women had leadership in common with Ohio Women Inc., a significant feminist organization for which I couldn’t find a single tax return this century — but which is clearly still soliciting funds, I thought that was good enough to publish.
But I also knew that putting this Ohio Coalition in the context of “NCADV” as an umbrella agency feeding off the network which (it turns out) had in recent years run its revenues AND assets down to only about $1K, chiefly through over spending its budget, and has since undergone some turnaround through finding more private funding — I think this level of (misbehavior) and the turnaround should be mentioned.
In explaining where NCADV fits into the ‘PUBLIC’ part of supposed prevention of domestic violence and coordinating sincere, altruistic and effective movements to do the same, I felt it relevant to reference the HHS funding. That’s where I hit another “motherlode” of (evidence of) fatherhood funding within the “Violence Prevention Field.” It’s really interesting, and symbolizes just how little, I believe, most public agencies can or even SHOULD be trusted to tell the truth about what they are actually doing. If that sounds over-rated, wait til you’ve read the material, please!
I believe you will find this (under 8,000 words) post relevant, informative, and if you can concentrate, engaging on a life and death subject matter affecting society, as well as gender relations. I also recommend thinking twice before assuming, based on media, that the good guys and the bad guys can be separated by political party. I’ve got evidence, and it just ain’t so!
While writing this 2017 post, I was continuing to question how and why such an organization as ACTION OHIO could continue operating with just one paid officer, minimal revenues and a continuing (and continuing to increase) yearly deficit, for so many years — as well as WHY did it continue operating in this manner for so long, while its longstanding CEO maintained something of a high profile and friendly connections with state-level entities (such as Ohio Department of Corrections) as (if) representing the battered women of the state, and the domestic violence community itself.
Please think of this somewhat complex (and the next, even more complex — or at least detailed) post(s) as my taking readers to a medium-birds-eye view of the network of HHS-funded Coalition Against Domestic Violence Networks, but rather than looking just at the proclamations and programs, I look at the nonprofit filings. Individual organizations locally MUST be understood in terms of the networks when it’s already known they are part of such networks. And in this world, having some conscious cognitive activity on just WHAT IS and WHO’s IN, as well as “WHO FUNDS” and “HOW BIG and HOW OLD” is that network has to happen.
I discovered a sort of parallel grant-making universe (in the course of doing this) in the field of “Family and Community Violence Prevention” over the last few days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) and have processed a lot of information, done lookups, and annotated images on the same.
Alas, it’s not going to fit on this post, but FYI generally speaking, in addition to knowing the names (WHO, HOW BIG, WHO FUNDS, and HOW OLD) of most Domestic Violence Statewide Coalitions (such as the two listed by NCADV for Ohio — Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women and Ohio Domestic Violence Network), AND about some of the other larger players (nonprofits functioning as HHS-supported “Special Issue Resource Centers” or “National Resource Centers” on the topic) we really ought to start, again, exercising some conscious (ongoing) cognitive activity around how HHS categorizes and displays its own grant-making towards this network and, since some of it has been around since the 1980s, when the categories AND the interface with the HHS Grants Database (TAGGS.hhs.gov) functioning change, make a note of it. This is, after all, ongoing public, federal agency grantmaking by the largest grantmaking agency, Health and Human Services.
The off-ramped post title references the CFDA numbers of those HHS grants (the two-digit “93” always represents HHS itself; other agencies have different numbers. USDOJ, for example, CFDAs begin with “16”). So, for prompt publication and a more complex, more detailed and more disturbing (I bet) birds-eye view from a higher altitude, that post will be found at:
Understand Statewide “CADV” Funding (CFDAs 93591, 93592, 93671, and 93610) but also Check Out “Family and Community Violence Prevention” (93910) in all its Male/Minority-focused Wealth ($99M to one Recipient, spanning 10 years) and (?) ASH/OMH-endorsed Glory (post started 2/28/2017, case-sensitive short-link ends “-62M”)
Recently, I located these grants and the relevant CFDA#s again by searching TAGGS.HHS.GOV by “recipient name” “Coalition Against Domestic Violence” which characterizes some — not ALL — statewide entities in place on this subject matter and taking government grants.
To see a sample of CFDA 93591, 93592, 93671 and 93610 grantees and awards (not to be considered a complete list because I couldn’t actively KEY IN or CHECK OFF those CFDA#S UNDER “Advanced Search” over at HHS TAGGS.gov) use this TAGGS-generated “TINY URL” (I’ve sorted New to Old by “Award Date”): http://tinyurl.com/j5pufh8 (saves the search, not the results. If database changes between my report and yours, so will results). Images above, look at the first two screens, with an overlap row being Alabama Coalition for Domestic Violence.
Notice 2017 they now have P.I. (Principal Investigator) column filled in, and a much longer Award#, plus a new CFDA# (referring to columns on table). Previously, for most of the “SDVP” grants, that row was simply left blank, implying nothing was particularly being “investigated” and absolving any organization’s individual leader from exposure (or even resume-building honorable mention) among this data (My separate post, title above, will have annotated images to make more sense of this)…..
“SO, HOW IS ALL THIS RELEVANT TO ACTION OHIO COALITION FOR BATTERED WOMEN?”
I’m glad you asked.. 🙂 The Denver-based National “CADV” organization comes up in this post when Action OHIO Coalition goes around broke, but its longstanding CEO referencing NCADV. While NCADV does not get (it seems) ANY such HHS grants, it does get membership fees (but the tax returns show clearly not the primary source of money) in part from organizations which do. See tax returns for public vs. private revenues, and see TAGGS.HHS.GOV to confirm (assuming it’s still true as it was some years ago) that NCADV is not a direct HHS grantee.
Effect, Impact: collectively, this helps to drive what is — and more importantly, is NOT — communicated to traumatized women (and — good luck with that, men, BUT, do you not have your own fathers’ rights organizations to consult with and turn to? — also some battered and no doubt traumatized men, including those who were battered as kids or adolescents;) calling the DV organizations of their states, or the referral organizations they are encouraged to call for local help (for example, 1-800-799-SAFE (The National Domestic Violence Hotline)..
So now, getting to details from the post’s featured Action OHIO coalition, I’m going to take a closer look at the National one, website NCADV.org
Without explaining the whole “deal” as to who is the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, (although looks like their fortunes are improving some recently, or at least Total (gross) Assets after a lean year in 2013, here is some information.
Total results: 3. Search Again.
Years 2006, 2008 (address, Lincoln St, Denver) “NETWORK FOR ORGANIZATIONS WHO SERVE BATTERED WOMEN.” (<=links to those returns provided)
Year 2013: TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP IN DEVELOPING FEMINIST MODELS FOR PROGRAMS WORKING TO IMPROVE SERVICES TO WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN BATTERED, TO PROVIDE A NATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND RESOURCE NETWORK FOR BATTERED WOMEN, AND TO FORM A NATIONAL VOICE AROUND BATTERED WOMEN’S ISSUES AND OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN
Year 2015: NCADV IS THE VOICE OF VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS WE ARE THE CATALYST FOR CHANGING SOCIETY TO HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WE DO THIS BY EFFECTING (sic) PUBLIC POLICY, INCREASING UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND PROVIDING PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION THAT DRIVE THAT CHANGE
Notice how the claims increase over time; reflecting in part also a change in management, it seems.
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