Zach Klein
City Attorney | Columbus, OH

ARP: Columbus OH, Invests in Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit

Idea Category: Criminal Justice, Public Safety | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein used $150,000 of American Rescue Plan dollars to stabilize his office’s budget and save the Legal Advocates position in the Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit. Klein’s concerns were realized as forced isolation and increased anxiety about food, housing, and employment during the pandemic led to a rise in domestic violence incidents. Advocates play a critical role, working directly with domestic violence victims through times of extreme trauma and anxiety--trauma and anxiety often stemming from violence amplified by the lingering stressors of COVID19.

More Idea’s From Zach Klein

Project Taillight: Keeping Columbus Safe One Vehicle at a Time

Idea Category: Safety Net, Smart Government, Transportation | Funding Source: ARP

Columbus Small Business Growth Initiative

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: ARP

Helping Understand Barriers (HUB) Prosecutor Diversion Program

Idea Category: Criminal Justice | Funding Source: ARP