Nancy Grigsby, MS

Nancy Grigsby

Former Legal Assistance Program Director
Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Nancy Grigsby has worked in the domestic violence movement since 1980, at the YWCA Battered Woman Project in Dayton, Ohio; later as co-founder of Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, which she directed for 16 years; as the Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Atlanta) for 6 years, as a consultant with several local and national domestic violence organizations, and as a project coordinator at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women. Since 2009, she has worked at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), where she founded and directed ODVN’s Legal Assistance Program for over 10 years and founded its clemency/parole project for battered women in 2016. She retired in Fall of 2021 and currently works as a consultant. Ms. Grigsby has a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Dayton. She has published, trained extensively for multi-disciplinary audiences at state-wide and national conferences and taught domestic violence as adjunct and visiting faculty at Antioch University, Sinclair Community College and Antioch University Midwest. Ms. Grigsby currently serves on the National Advisory Group for the Battered Women’s Justice Project. She has received a number of awards, most recently the Robert Denton Advocacy Award from the Ohio Attorney General, 2016. The most important things Ms. Grigsby knows about domestic violence, she learned from survivors.