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Addressing the Holistic Needs of Crime Victims
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03/24/2014
Addressing the Needs of Victims on Cruise Ships
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01/16/2014
Advocating for Victims' Rights in Tribal Courts
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01/29/2014
CACs, SARTs Partnering for Sexual Violence Victims
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04/15/2014
Coordinating SANEs-SARTs in Indian Country
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12/18/2013
Domestic Violence
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03/26/2014
Drunk Driving and Child Endangerment
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05/15/2013
Helping Victims of Financial Fraud
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36
04/07/2014
ID Theft Cases With Large Numbers of Victims
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25
08/20/2013
Implications of HT Federal Strategic Action Plan
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02/25/2014
Innovation in Victim Assistance and Compensation
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11/20/2013
Intersections Elder Financial Exploitation/Abuse
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12/04/2013
LGBTQ Victims’ Needs and Victim Services
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07/19/2013
Military/Civilian Responses to Sexual Assault
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38
10/29/2013
Prepare Assess Strategically for Community Crisis
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09/26/2013
Responding Older Crime Victims with Disabilities
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09/30/2013
Responding to Victims of Cyberbullying
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02/26/2014
Responding to Victims of Stalking on Campus
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01/23/2014
Runaway Youth and Victims of Human Trafficking
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11/19/2013
Serving Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
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03/06/2014
Teen Victimization in the Digital Age
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03/03/2014
Transforming Victim Services in the 21st Century
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05/15/2012
Using Social Media to Assist Crime Victims
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01/22/2014
Victims' Issues into College and Univ. Curricula
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10/30/2013

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