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I was recently hired as the Coordinator for the first police based victim assistance program in Lafayette, In. I have previous experience as an advocate in a prosecutor's office and on a college campus. I ...
Cassie Leak
02/04/2008
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other ...
OVCRC
09/12/2007
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How can we advocate the emotional and mental health of children exposed to domestic violence. Judges will keep the DV charge (especially w/physical damage on the mother) but drop the child abuse charge. ...
Lisa Corona
09/12/2007
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showley
09/13/2007
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With the ever growing issue of victim witness intimidation, there has been an increase in the need for permanent relocation services for victims and witnesses. Are there any service providers who are aware...
Jim Skidmore
09/12/2007
arrow icon So far it feels like all we have is growing awareness. Ther...
showley
09/13/2007
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Three brief follow-ups to my earlier question: 1) What literature do you recommend on marginalized youth (including but not limited to racial/ethnic minorities, LGBT, poor or working class, differently ...
Lisa Burke
09/12/2007
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showley
09/18/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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What do you suggest in the form of restorative justice best practice to better serve crime victims of juvenile crime?
Kelly
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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How do states measure compliance with victims rights and who is responsible for measuring it? What is the recourse for noncompliance with victims rights? Are there any evidence-based mechanisms for ensuri...
Crystal
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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One of the things that I find most upsetting in advocacy work is the way that the perpetrators are given plea deals which allow for far less punishment than seems fair. Often we see sexual offenders plea t...
Edi
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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What is being done on a National level to address teen victims of dating violence?
Michelle Herrer
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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In the national conversations on victim services, to what degree are the experiences and needs of minority youth as victims of crime being considered in particular?
Lisa Burke
09/12/2007
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showley
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There appears to be a dearth of research around compliance with victims rights. What are the best available resources, and are any institutions or federal agencies, currently undertaking research to add t...
Crystal
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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Jim Skidmore
09/12/2007
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Some states have victim rights provisions that require victims to "opt in" in order to assert their rights and to receive notifications. Other states have automatic schemes--victims do no...
Suzanne Elwell
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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What do you think are the 10 top things state Attorneys General can do to protect victims of crime?
NC
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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Rights that are not enforceable have little value to crime victims and survivors. What's being done to ensure that victim rights are enforceable? The VR Movement has made great progress, but restitutio...
Suzanne Neuhaus
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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There are many cases where victims especially domestic violence victims are misinformed of their rights as for example they are told that they are not required to testify in court and then they get a court...
Maritza
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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Often it takes heinous crimes to get our attention and then laws are passed that are often not fully vetted and/or properly funded, making them challenged to produce good results. Jacob's Law was passed in...
Nancy Sabin
09/12/2007
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Nancy Sabin
09/13/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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How exactly would you define "public policy"? The term implies more than legislative advocacy, but what would a definition look like?
skenney
09/12/2007
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showley
09/12/2007
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Susan Smith Howley to the OVC Web Forum. She is available to answer your questions about public policy in victim servi...
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