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43 Forum: Surviving Domestic Violence

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CLEVELAND, OH (3/14/10) - Host, Harry Boomer focuses on the horror of domestic violence.  Linda Dooley Johanek is the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Center of Northeast Ohio. 

Johanna Orozco is a survivor of domestic violence.  Now 18, Johanna Orozco was raped by her boyfriend, who has been convicted.  She was also shot in the face with a shotgun after being threatened not to break off their relationship. 

Johanna has incredible courage.  She was recently a guest on Oprah to talk about her ordeal.  She continues to talk to youths about teen domestic violence.  She told us that her mistake was not reporting the first cases of abuse by her jealous boyfriend. 

The Domestic Violence Center offers help, emotional support and shelter for women who are trying to get out of and away from abusive relationships.

For more information click HERE or call (216)651-8484.

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