Ashley Withrow

Ashley Withrow earned her Bachelor in Psychology from Miami University and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Ashley has been practicing in social work for over a decade with a focus in trauma-informed victim advocacy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In her current practice, she serves as the Program Manager for Cleveland Clinic Police Department's Victim Assistance Program. In this role, she provides direct services to the Cleveland Clinic community and co-chairs a multidisciplinary enterprise committee on workplace violence prevention. In prior roles, she has been the Director of 24-Hour Advocacy Programs at Cleveland Rape CrisisCenter and the Program Coordinator at the Violence Prevention and Action Centerat John Carroll University. Ashley has been an adjunct instructor for master's level courses at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, where she has taught child, adolescent and adult development, child abuse and family violence courses in the full time, intensive weekend and online programs. Ashley has also been an adjunct instructor at Kent State University School of Public Health where she developed and delivered an online course focused on workplace violence as a public health concern. Ashley's research interests include focusing on the effectiveness of victim advocacy in minimizing secondary victimization throughout the criminal and civil justice systems, exploring the role of healthcare in responding to domestic violence as a social determinant of health, and on workplace violence in healthcare settings.

Recent Publications

Voith, L.A., Lee, H., Salas Atwell, M., King, J., McKinney, S., Russell, K., & Withrow, A. (2022). A Phenomenological Study Identifying Facilitators and Barriers to Black and Latinx Youth’s Engagement in Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs. Health and Social Care in the Community, 1-1.


Ashley Withrow & Amy Shideler. (2022). "Intimate Partner VIolence as a Social Determinant of Health". Virtual Poster Presentation at the End Violence Against Women International Conference in April 2022.