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Just one question,The biggest problem I face a lot is the left behind parent. Most can't afford a lawyer and they are at their wits end as to what next. How can I help these parents?
Deb
05/23/2007
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What are some unique challenges for cases involving high risk missing persons (i.e., a person requiring medical attention or who is mentally disabled)?
Michael T.
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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Do you know of any States that provide compensation for cases in which a person is missing?
Allison
05/23/2007
arrow icon California has a Reward Program, the state offers to match a...
Gayle Hirahara
05/29/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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Do you know of any organizations that provide training on this topic and, in particular, on the topic of DNA and missing persons?
T. Crawford
05/23/2007
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Gayle Hirahara
05/29/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
05/23/2007
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How has the Justice for All Act impacted cases with unidentified victims?
MarkF
05/23/2007
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The NIJ published in 1/07 that MPs and Un-Id Remains are "The Nation's Silent Mass Disaster". Local LE agencies are not even looking for adult MPs where there's no evidence of foul play. ...
Bob Poulnot
05/23/2007
arrow icon I am a private investigator and have been looking for a 27 y...
Bob Poulnot
05/23/2007
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b lowery
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What is the best way to transition victim services if you've been treating a case as a runaway and now the child is considered abducted/missing?
CB
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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I've seen DNA and child ID kits referenced on a couple of different web sites. Are these types of kits helpful to investigations? Is one type of kit more effective than the other?
Donna S
05/23/2007
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Len Edwards
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
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What are some of the challenges in dealing with cases where victims are reported missing in a foreign country?
ebe
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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Do you know how many persons are missing/unidentified in the United States?
Jason B.
05/23/2007
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Libba Phillips
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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How can victim advocates assist/support/comfort a family that has just learned that a loved one they once believed to be missing has been confirmed a homicide victim?
Eileen
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
05/23/2007
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How might the abduction of a child affect a sibling versus a parent?
Kimberly
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
05/23/2007
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What part can court persons play in assisting law enforcement in locating unidentified missing children?
Anthony Hines
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
05/23/2007
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What are the most helpful ways to offer victim support to the family of a missing person over the long term (months, years)?
MJ Scott
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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laurie caldwell
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What are your feelings regarding mandatory DNA testing when a crash involves more than one victim? And how would you advise one to get others involved in the possibility of legislation to mandate this? H...
Deb Karp
05/23/2007
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b lowery
05/23/2007
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