IPV Resource Packet

Title IX Services

Dear Student,

My name is Jaymee Lewis-Flenaugh and I serve as the Interim Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students. You are receiving this letter because a report of sexual assault/misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking was made. Please know that you are not alone. I can help explain the various resources, options, and help you navigate through the process to make these support measures accessible to you. Please contact us as soon as you would like. If the reporting agency is able, they will provide me with your name so that I may contact you to set up a time for us to meet. Supportive measures that are available through our office include but are not limited to: 

  • Temporary safe space with the University residence halls (available to Oxford students)
  • Change in residence hall assignments (available to Oxford residential students)
  • Academic accommodations (i.e. change class assignments, extensions, excused absences)
  • Connect you with academic support services including tutoring
  • Change your university work situation, if applicable
  • Provide transportation/parking options
  • Information on a University No Contact order or a court-issued restraining order or lawful order of protection
  • Connect you to student counseling services and other campus and community resources

Miami University is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, and working environment and to creating an environment that promotes responsibility, dignity, and respect. Our Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Protocol describes how the University responds to reports and provides information regarding options, resources, and services. A university process does not replace a criminal/police process. The police may be involved and may need to release a safety bulletin; however, your identity will be kept private if there is a bulletin. The Protocol is available online at http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/sexual-assault/protocol/ 

Please feel free to reach out directly by phone, email, or in-person if you would like to access Miami University resources, services, or support.


Jaymee Lewis-Flenaugh 
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office of the Dean of Students

Reporting and Resources

SANE Services

Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are registered nurses who have completed specialized forensic training in the care and treatment of sexual and domestic assault victims

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) of Butler County is dedicated to promoting and providing the prompt, ethical, and appropriate medico-legal examination and treatment of patients in cases of reported sexual assault. SANE of Butler County offers guidance on What to do if Assaulted and provides a listing of medical locations offering the service.

TriHealth has the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergency Services (CARES) which is a TriHealth program staffed by SANE-trained registered nurses.  The CARES program offers services to victims of sexual assault, elder abuse, and domestic violence.  

Butler County Community Resources

Visit Butler County Family+Children First Council to download the Butler County Community Resource Card for a complete listing of support programs, services and assistance available in Butler County.

Power and Control Wheel

The Power and Control Wheel is a tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can use power and control to manipulate a relationship. 

Love Is Respect.org provides an interative or static version of the Power and Control Wheel

The Duluth Model.org provides short video presention on Understanding the Power and Control Wheel 

What is Domestic Violence

Social Definition: Abuse of Power and Control

  • The use of physical, sexual and emotional force by the batterer to frighten, intimidate and control the victim

Legal Definition: Harm plus Relationship

  • Assault (physical harm)
  • Threat of Assault (physical harm)
  • Child Abuse or Child Endangerment
  • Related by blood or marriage to victim AND live/d together
  • Unmarried partners who are/have "cohabited" within the last 5 years
  • Partners who have a child together

Remedies for Domestic Violence

Criminal Charges
  1. Call police
  2. Charges filed
  3. TPO issued while case is pending – ends when case ends
  4. Prosecutor presents the case, victim is the witness
  5. If DV is proven, batterer is convicted
  6. If convicted, punishments can be: jail, fine, counseling (AMEND), probation
  7. If the assault is serious or a second offense, case can be charged as a felony.  Goes to grand jury first.  Punishments are stiffer.
Civil Protection Order - Domestic Relations Court
  1. No criminal charges are necessary
  2. File petition at Domestic Relations Court, 800 Broadway, 2nd Floor
  3. Immediate, one-sided hearing; leave with a CPO
  4. Second hearing in 10 days – abuser tells his/her side
  5. If petitioner is believed, CPO made good for up to 5 years
  6. CPO can grant:  custody, child support, car keys, stay-away
  7. If divorce filed, new orders of custody and child support will be made

Ohio Attorney General Resources

Marsy's Law, the Ohio Crime Victim's Bill of Rights, was enacted by voters in November of 2017. Below are some of the resources available through the Ohio Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Section

Crime Victims Compensation Program

Victim Notification - VINE Program

Victim Services Directory

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Program

Women Helping Women Campus-Based Advocacy

Women Helping Women offer a wide variety of support services including Campus-Based Advocacy

For on-campus confidential support, contact the Women Helping Support Specialist, 215-217 Warfield Hall, Call/Text 513-431-1111 or 513-846-8402 (available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), MU@womenhelpingwomen.org, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 513-381-5610