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Aaron Eckhardt - Thursday, October 13, 2016

Victim Services Advocate - 30 hours per week - Columbus, OH
Individual is responsible for providing direct advocacy to survivors of hate/bias violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the LGBTQI community through phone and in-person advocacy and support.
 

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BRAVO is an equal opportunity employer.

BRAVO does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, applicant, or person seeking and/or receiving services on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical ability, citizen status, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, or HIV status.


 

BRAVO mourns the loss of Rae’Lynn Thomas in Columbus, Ohio

Aaron Eckhardt - Friday, August 12, 2016

BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) responds to the homicide of Rae’Lynn Thomas, a 28-year-old transgender woman of color in Columbus, Ohio.

Reports indicate that Rae’Lynn was shot and killed allegedly by James Allen Byrd, a person who lived inside the family’s home. BRAVO is working with Columbus organizations and individuals throughout Ohio to offer our assistance in supporting the family, friends, and community of Rae’Lynn during this difficult time.

Although the Columbus Division of Police have not released information about the motivation for the crime at this time, the possibility of hate motivation regarding her gender identity must always be considered, given the ongoing prevalence of violence faced by transgender/gender non-conforming people here in Ohio and nationwide.

Rae’Lynn’s family members are reported to have told the police and media that they believe this to be a hate crime. The murder of Rae’Lynn Thomas in Columbus comes ten days after the murder of Skye Mockabee in Cleveland, both transgender women of color. This marks the second transgender women of color murdered in Ohio and the 17th murder of a transgender/gender non-conforming person nationally in 2016. BRAVO is saddened to learn of this most recent homicide. “Our hearts, minds and condolences are with the family, friends, and community of Rae’Lynn in this time of tragedy. As all of us are still mourning and reeling from the death of Skye just about two weeks ago, all of us at BRAVO are saddened and outraged as our communities continue to be repeatedly targeted and we remain steadfast in providing services to the LGBTQI communities of Ohio,” said Aaron Eckhardt, Training and Technical Assistance Director of BRAVO. “We must continue to come together as a broad community of support to say hate has no home in Ohio, until hate has no home anywhere,” Eckhardt added.

BRAVO is a member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). In the most recent reportHate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected Communities in the United States in 2015, BRAVO documented 71 incidents of anti-LGBTQI hate violence incidents in Ohio representing a 10% increase from 2014. Nationally, NCAVP received reports on 24 hate violence related homicides of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in 2015, which was a 20% increase in the number of reports compared to 2014. Continuing an alarming multi-year trend, people of color and transgender and gender nonconforming people made up the majority of victims of LGBTQ and HIV-affected related hate violence.

“Sadly, we know that hate violence in its many forms is intended to instill a message of hate and fear throughout our entire community. Hate crimes largely go under-reported, or not reported at all, and people are left with restoring their sense of safety and security on their own. BRAVO can help,” said McCauley.

BRAVO encourages anyone who has experienced anti-LGBTQ violence in Ohio to contact us toll free, 866-86-BRAVO or visit our website http://www.bravo-ohio.org. To learn more about our statewide advocacy and services, receive technical assistance, or support, contact BRAVO. For help locating an anti-violence program in your area, please visit www.ncavp.org.

BRAVO stands in solidarity with all Ohioans and has been working closely with organizations and individuals throughout the state including TransOhio, and Equality Ohio as we come together responding to this heinous act of violence.

Please connect with BRAVO via www.facebook.com/bravoavp or signup for our email updates on our website http://www.bravo-ohio.org for updates and any information regarding community response.


BRAVO is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

 

BRAVO mourns the loss of Skye Mockabee in Cleveland, Ohio

Aaron Eckhardt - Tuesday, August 02, 2016

BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) responds to the homicide of Skye Mockabee, a 26 year old transgender woman of color in the Puritas-Longmead neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.

Reports indicate that a local business owner found Skye’s body the morning of Saturday July 30. BRAVO is working with Cleveland organizations and individuals throughout Ohio to offer our assistance in supporting Skye’s family, friends, and community during this difficult time.

Although no details have been released about the motivation for the crime at this time, the possibility of hate motivation regarding her gender identity must always be considered, given the ongoing prevalence of violence faced by transgender/gender non-conforming people here in Ohio and nationwide. The murder of Skye Mockabee marks the 16th murder of a transgender/gender non-conforming person nationally in 2016. BRAVO is saddened to learn of this most recent homicide. “We are concerned by the initial response of the Cleveland Division of Police and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office who misnamed and misgendered the victim,” according to Gloria McCauley, Executive Director of BRAVO. “Our hearts, minds and condolences are with Skye’s family, friends, and community in this time of tragedy. All of us at BRAVO are saddened and outraged as our communities continue to be repeatedly targeted and we remain steadfast in providing services to the LGBTQI communities of Ohio,” said Aaron Eckhardt, Training and Technical Assistance Director of BRAVO. “We must continue to come together as a broad community of support to say hate has no home in Ohio, until hate has no home anywhere,” Eckhardt added.

BRAVO is a member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). In the most recent report,Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected Communities in the United States in 2015, BRAVO documented 71 incidents of anti-LGBTQI hate violence incidents in Ohio representing a 10% increase from 2014. Nationally, NCAVP received reports on 24 hate violence related homicides of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in 2015, which was a 20% increase in the number of reports compared to 2014. Continuing an alarming multi-year trend, people of color and transgender and gender nonconforming people made up the majority of victims of LGBTQ and HIV-affected related hate violence.

“Sadly, we know that hate violence in its many forms is intended to instill a message of hate and fear throughout our entire community. Hate crimes largely go under-reported, or not reported at all, and people are left with restoring their sense of safety and security on their own. BRAVO can help,” said McCauley.

BRAVO encourages anyone who has experienced anti-LGBTQ violence in Ohio to contact us toll free, 866-86-BRAVO or visit our website http://www.bravo-ohio.org. To learn more about our statewide advocacy and services, receive technical assistance, or support, contact BRAVO. For help locating an anti-violence program in your area, please visit www.ncavp.org.

BRAVO stands in solidarity with all Ohioans and has been working closely with organizations and individuals throughout the state including The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland, TransOhio, and Equality Ohio as we come together responding to this heinous act of violence.

Please connect with BRAVO via www.facebook.com/bravoavp or signup for our email updates on our website http://www.bravo-ohio.org for updates and any information regarding community response.


BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

 

 

 

BRAVO official public statement: Black Lives Matter!

Aaron Eckhardt - Saturday, July 09, 2016

Black Lives Matter!


We will not be silent!

We in the LGBTQI communities throughout history have experienced hate and bias. We are outraged and deeply saddened as we continue to see violence and senseless murder of black people in our society.

At The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) we understand the truth behind Silence = Death. We stand in solidarity, unapologetically proclaiming loudly that Black Lives Matter! We will remember and say the names Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, black men added to the list of so many unjustifiably slain at the hands of law enforcement. We seek justice and demand accountability.

We also believe that all humanity deserves just, fair, and accountable community law enforcement and strongly condemn the killing of the police officers in Dallas. As an organization founded to fight oppression and violence, we are committed to work toward safety, peace and wellbeing for everyone. BRAVO does not condone violence toward anyone, and will never align with, support, or endorse any organization or people that promote violence in any form.

We will not stand silent in the shadows as our black and brown siblings are slain, while people rationalize from places of privilege. We implore and call to action all LGBTQI and allied organizations to join in solidarity with communities of color.

In solidarity and community with those living every day recognizing that our authentic existence is a revolutionary act of resilience and bravery. BRAVO will continue to illuminate injustice, fight oppression, understand our privilege where it exists, and offer unwavering support and love to those battling violence, hate, and bias. That is the only way we will survive.

We must embrace not erase identity! So, we rise again. We rise still. We rise for Black Lives Matter, and for all who can no longer rise. We will rise until hate has no home in Ohio, until hate has no home anywhere.

Much love and light to everyone.

BRAVO STATEMENT ON THE ORLANDO MASS SHOOTING TRAGEDY

Aaron Eckhardt - Sunday, June 12, 2016

50 Dead 53 Wounded in Attack on Florida Gay Bar


June 12, 2016

Media Contact: Gloria McCauley 614-578-1689

The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) is deeply saddened by the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, an LGBTQI Nightclub in Orlando Florida early this morning. 50 People are dead and 53 are wounded, some of them gravely. Our hearts and minds are with their families, friends, and communities in the wake of this heinous incident. This is the worst and deadliest mass shooting in modern US history and it comes in the midst of LGBTQI Pride Month.

While we don’t know much about motive yet, it certainly feels like a hate crime and is affecting every LGBTQI person. So many of us have been in a crowded gay bar that the feeling of “it could have been me…” is real and painful. As with the murder of Mathew Shepard, every LGBTQI person will always remember where we were when we heard this horrific news.

BRAVO is organizing a community vigil this evening (Sunday June 12, 2016) in conjunction with Stonewall Columbus, and Axis/Union Nightclubs to give our community an opportunity to gather in solidarity and begin to grieve together. Our community will be gathering at 7:30 PM at the Gazebo stage at Goodale Park. After a brief gathering – we will march to Union where we will be tying black and rainbow ribbons to honor the victims and survivors of this tragedy

If you or anyone you know have experienced violence contact BRAVO - we can help! (614) 294-7867 or 866-86-BRAVO.


BRAVO is a member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

 

BRAVO ANNOUNCES 2016 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Aaron Eckhardt - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

BRAVO Announces 2016 Community Service Award Recipients
Awardees To Be Honored At Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner 2016


April 27, 2016

Media Contact: Gloria McCauley, Executive Director
614-294-7867 | gloria@bravo-ohio.org

Click here for tickets and event information


Columbus: Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 BRAVO Community Service Awards. Each year BRAVO honors individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their service, dedication and work within and on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) communities. Traditionally BRAVO acknowledges those whose work goes on behind the scenes, often unnoticed and under appreciated. The selection of the award recipients this year certainly holds to that tradition.

Sam Schisler, Chief Marketing Officer for Axis/Union Café is no stranger to the Columbus LGBTQI community. In addition to his longstanding commitments to the Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association, and Bat-N-Rouge, Sam was a driving force behind the community response to the disappearance and tragic death of Joey LaBute. Sam took the lead with the media, Joey’s family, and in organizing the search for Joey. He was also one of the key people to organize the candlelight vigil allowing our community to mourn Joey’s death. In his leadership position with Union/Axis, Sam cooperated fully and worked closely with detectives and the Columbus Division of Police to aid in their investigation. BRAVO is honored to award Sam the very first BRAVO Spotlight Award, acknowledging his exemplary service.

Karen Ball, Esq. is an attorney in private practice in Columbus. She is a longtime activist fiercely defending and advocating on behalf of the LGBTQI communities and survivors. She remains invaluable in helping BRAVO clients seek access to justice. For several years, she has worked with BRAVO and the Ohio Domestic Violence Networks (ODVN) Legal Assistance program. Through that program BRAVO has connected LGBTQI survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking to free legal representation and assistance with civil legal needs. For many reasons, many LGBTQI survivors are hesitant to engage with legal systems. In conjunction with ODVN, BRAVO and Karen identified this gap, and developed and implemented BRAVO LGBTQI Legal Office Hours during Fall of 2014, a program that allowed survivors to connect to an attorney for a free legal consult around civil legal needs related to intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual violence (i.e., protection order/safety concerns, housing concerns such as evictions, etc.). Through the implementation of this program, we have seen an increase in LGBTQI survivors having access to legal information and options. Karen continues to go above and beyond in the support she provides to the survivors we work with, and remains a huge support and resource for BRAVO victim services staff working with survivors. She passionately cares about the wellbeing of her clients and works tirelessly to find innovative and unconventional solutions to their problems. BRAVO is proud to award Karen our Community Service Award for her efforts on behalf of our clients.

Marge Rizalvo is an officer with The Ohio State University Police Department with over 15 years of service. She has been a tireless advocate, working with crime victims and providing self-defense training to hundreds if not thousands of women, through the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program at The Ohio State University. Marge began co-instructing BRAVO LGBTQI community self-defense classes in 2008. She is a staunch supporter of an individual’s right to protect themselves and her work with the BRAVO self-defense and street safety programs has helped many members of the LGBTQI community feel safe and confident in moving through the world. The BRAVO program is ground breaking in approaching self-defense from an LGBTQI specific perspective. Marge’s professionalism and guidance have allowed the program to grow and develop into one of the premier programs in the country. BRAVO is delighted to award Marge our Community Service Award for her dedication and commitment to safety for all.

Nate Kralik has been a helpline volunteer with BRAVO since the fall of 2013. Nate has responded to several acute crisis incidents during helpline shifts, including being instrumental in supporting a survivor of intimate partner violence that had just left an abusive relationship and connecting them to shelter and support. In all instances, Nate responds with compassion, professionalism, and a survivor centric focus. Additionally, Nate attends numerous trainings to further his knowledge of issues impacting the LGBTQI community, showing great initiative to become the best advocate he can for the folks he works with. BRAVO is thrilled to award Nate our Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service and continued dedication to survivors of violence in the LGBTQI communities.

The 2016 BRAVO Community Service Awards will be presented at the annual BRAVO signature event Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 2016 on Saturday May 14, 2016. The awards presentation will take place at the opening cocktail reception at 5:30 PM at Copious - McGowan Loft, 520 S. High Street, in the Brewery District. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the BRAVO office 614-294-7867 or visit www.bravo-ohio.org.


BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.


 

MEDIA RELEASE

Aaron Eckhardt - Thursday, March 31, 2016
BRAVO MOURNS THE LOSS OF JOEY LABUTE, JR. OF GAHANNA, OHIO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 2016

Media contact:
Aaron Eckhardt, Training & Technical Assistance Director
(614) 294-7867 | aaron@bravo-ohio.org

BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) responds to the death of Joey LaBute, Jr. a 26 year old gay man in Columbus, Ohio.

Joey had last been seen in the Short North neighborhood on March 5, 2016. BRAVO has been working with Union Café, Stonewall Columbus, Columbus Division of Police, and other community organizations and individuals in Columbus with the search efforts to find Joey. BRAVO continues to work with those and others to offer our assistance with efforts to support Joey’s family, friends, and community during this critical time. Tonight we will be gathering at the gazebo in Goodale Park for a community wide vigil at 7:00pm.

“Our hearts, minds and condolences are with Joey’s family, friends, and community in this time of tragedy. All of us at BRAVO are saddened and outraged as our communities continue to be targeted and remain steadfast in providing services to the LGBTQI communities of Ohio.” says Aaron Eckhardt, BRAVO Training and Technical Assistance Director. “We must continue to come together as a broad community of support to say hate has no home in Ohio,” Eckhardt added.

At this time there are no details as to cause of death or motivation. In cases such as this the possibility of hate motivation must always be considered. “We continue to be concerned about the prevalence of violence in this climate of seemingly increased hostility toward LGBTQI people.” Gloria McCauley, BRAVO Executive Director stated.

BRAVO urges anyone with information about the death of Joey LaBute, Jr. to contact the Columbus Police at (614) 645-4545. If you want assistance in sharing information or filing a report contact BRAVO
(614) 294-7867.


BRAVO is a member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).

BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities

 

MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aaron Eckhardt - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BRAVO learns of an intimate partner violence related homicide in Cleveland, Ohio

March 21, 2016

Media contact:
Aaron Eckhardt, MSW, Training and Technical Assistance Director
(614) 294-7867 | aaron@bravo-ohio.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) responds to the recent arrest of George Rauls, 30, for the murder of his boyfriend Christopher Hardy, 30, on March 1, 2016. George Rauls is said to have strangled his boyfriend, and called 911 during the incident and stated, “I need a cop cause me and my boyfriend got into it. And I’m about to kill him.” Upon arriving Cleveland police found Christopher Hardy unresponsive at the residence. On March 4th a Cleveland Municipal Court judge charged George Rauls with aggregated murder and ordered him to be held on $1 million bond as county prosecutors prepare to present the case to a grand jury.

This is a intimate partner violence related crime. “We at BRAVO are saddened to learn of the most recent incident involving intimate partner violence, and offer our heartfelt condolences and support to Christopher’s family, friends and community, ” said Aaron Eckhardt, of BRAVO. “We believe that it can also be a catalyst for renewed discussion and action on intimate partner violence in LGBTQI communities. Sadly, we know that intimate partner violence in its many forms of physical, sexual, financial, emotional, cultural, and/or spiritual abuse happens within all cultures and communities. We urge our community to continue the difficult yet potentially life-saving work of prevention and system reform. We remain frustrated that the media response continues to misrepresent this incident as ‘roommate violence.’ This mischaracterizes the nature and prevalence of intimate partner violence. We must ask the important questions about victim support and offender accountability within the community and with regard to our systems of support and prevention.”

LGBTQI people experience partner abuse in their lifetime at the same alarming rates as heterosexual people. According to Ruth Downing a Family Nurse Practitioner, of Forensic Healthcare Consulting, “Strangulation or ‘choking’ is a common form of intimate partner violence used to exert control over a person. It is a powerful form of control; a person who has been strangled by a partner has a 700% increased chance of being killed by that partner. Here in Ohio there is a growing interest in improving the healthcare and legal response to strangulation in order to decrease intimidate partner homicide."

BRAVO is a member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). The most recent report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) intimate partner violence issued by NCAVP, BRAVO received 33 reports of intimate partner violence in 2014. Of these incidents 22 survivors reported having experienced physical violence.

BRAVO is working with NCAVP, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Equality Ohio, and other local organizations to offer our assistance with efforts to support the community during this critical time.

“This is another reminder that intimate partner violence is a community issue that affects everyone,” said Gloria McCauley, BRAVO Executive Director. “It needs to be transformed, not silenced by shame, blame, guilt or fear.”

BRAVO encourages anyone who has experienced violence or is concerned about their relationship or the relationship of a friend or family member in Ohio to contact us, 866-86-BRAVO, (614) 294-7867, or www.bravo-ohio.org.


BRAVO works to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification, domestic violence, and sexual assault through prevention, education, advocacy, violence documentation, and survivor services, both within and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

 

Community Alert - Volunteers Needed - Search Effort

Aaron Eckhardt - Friday, March 11, 2016

Contact:
Sam Schisler: Union Café, 614.668.7899
Chris Cozad: BRAVO, 614.578.1764 (cell)
BRAVO HelpLine: 866.86.BRAVO (866.862.7286)

Joey "Joe" Labute Jr. waas last seen at Union Café in the Short North on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:30AM. He was last seen wearing brownish/blue flannel shirt with a blue t-shirt underneath and blue jeans.

Community Partners: BRAVO, Union Café, and Stonewall Columbus are organizing a community wide search effort Tomorrow, Saturday, March 12, 2016. The search effort will be based out the The Center on High/Stonewall Community Center located at 1160 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43201.

Volunteers are needed to walk and search in designated areas – in a coordinated effort to find clues to Joey’s disappearance. We ask volunteers to register for a search team between 8:00 and 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. Orientation will begin promptly at 9 AM. Teams will then depart for their designated area. Headquarters will be staffed throughout the search day. If you cannot make it to the 9 AM orientation session, we still need and want your help. Stop by the Center and join in when you can.

We ask the following:

  • Please dress appropriately - Long pants, closed toed walking shoes
  • No Dogs
  • No Children
  • Bring your cell phone
  • Bring your ID
  • Bring a walking stick if you have one

Additional support needed, we encourage donations of bottled water, snacks, fruit, etc. to help searchers throughout the day. Donations can be dropped off at Stonewall until 5 PM today Friday, March 11th or anytime Saturday morning.

If anyone in the community was in Union Café or around the Short North Friday night and saw anything that might help find Joe LaBute, please contact BRAVO (614-294-7867), Columbus Police Department (614-645-4545).

BRAVO is available to assist anyone with contacting the police, and to take reports of any nature. For further information, BRAVO can be reached at 614-294-7867 or 866-86-BRAVO. All reports to BRAVO are confidential and may be made anonymously.

                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Alert - Missing Person

Aaron Eckhardt - Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Joey “Joe” LaBute Jr. was last seen at Union Café in the Short North on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:30AM. He was last seen wearing brownish/blue flannel shirt with a blue t-shirt underneath and blue jeans.

If anyone in the community was in Union Café or around the Short North Friday night and saw anything that might help find Joe LaBute, please contact BRAVO (614-294-7867), Columbus Police Department (614-645-4545), and/or Gahanna Police Department (614-342-4240).

The Short North was very busy that night with various events in town. We are hopeful that someone saw something of interest.

While Joe was last seen at Union Café it is important to remember that venue hopping is very popular and identifying each location that Joe may have visited is very important.

Our BRAVO team is hoping for the best outcome and we send our best wishes to Joe’s family and friends.

Description Details:

  • Nickname or alias: Joe
  • Missing from: Columbus, Ohio
  • Missing since: 3/5/2016
  • Age: 26
  • Date of birth: 6/16/1989
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 135 lbs.
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown

If you have any information regarding Joe please contact:
Columbus Police Department (614) 645-4545
Gahanna Police Department (614) 342-4240

BRAVO is available to assist anyone with contacting the police, and to take reports of any nature. For further information, BRAVO can be reached at 614-294-7867 or 866-86-BRAVO.
All reports to BRAVO are confidential and may be made anonymously.

Know that if you or anyone you know is assaulted, it is NEVER your fault! BRAVO is here to help!