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Rep. Robinson applauds House passage of Aisha's Law to protect domestic violence victims

May 20, 2020
Phillip M. Robinson, Jr. News

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 3, Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.

“The pandemic has unfortunately made many people even more vulnerable than ever to domestic abuse than they were already. It’s time we take the needed steps to help protect domestic abuse victims and prevent another tragedy,” said Rep. Robinson. “As a proud co-sponsor of Aisha’s Law, I hope the Senate acts quickly to pass HB 3 so it can become law as quickly as possible. There are too many Ohioan’s lives that may depend on it.”

Aisha’s Law would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and create a continuum of protections for victims of domestic violence that are in extreme risk and lethal situations. The bill is named for Aisha Fraser, a former Shaker Heights, Ohio sixth-grade teacher who was brutally murdered by her ex-husband, former state Rep. Lance Mason, in Nov. 2018 following years of domestic abuse.

Aisha’s Law now moves to the Senate for consideration.

If you are a survivor of domestic violence looking for resources and referrals in Ohio, you can visit or call 614-781-9651.

If you are in an emergency, call the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

For support in Cuyahoga County for domestic abuse and related issues:

  • Children & Family Services: 216-431-4500
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 216-696-5437
  • Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center: 216-391-4357